Indonesia aims to provide access to electricity to nearly all corners of the archipelago by the end of this year. We visit one of several eastern islands transformed by electricity.
Indonesia has the potential to generate 788,000 megawatts (MW) of power from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal.
Sunday’s outage, which also hit neighbouring provinces, spread across an area populated by more than 100 million people and appeared to have affected most of the capital.
Climate change is projected to increase the incidence of droughts, leading to a possible doubling of dry El Niño conditions. Hence, more significant commitments are needed to reduce fires and haze.
Unclear incentives, historical subsidies, inconsistent policies and market monopolies are hampering Indonesia’s achievement of its emissions reduction targets.
Indonesia’s population growth, urbanisation…
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country’s