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Indonesia Loosens Coal Export Ban Amid Calls From Trading Partners
January 11, 2022

Indonesia Loosens Coal Export Ban Amid Calls From Trading Partners

By Sebastian Strangio
The ban, imposed due to critically low stocks at domestic power plants, sent tremors through global coal markets.

Why Solar Power Could Take Off in Indonesia Soon
November 03, 2021

Why Solar Power Could Take Off in Indonesia Soon

By James Guild
A new solar farm project could avoid the political economy hurdle that has prevented renewable energy from making headway in the country.
A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?
October 15, 2021

A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?

By Massita Ayu Cindy and Vivi Fitriyanti
President Jokowi's administration seems poised to break through the regulatory bottlenecks that have long held back the country's renewable energy ambitions.

What the AidData Report Reveals About BRI Lending in Southeast Asia
October 12, 2021

What the AidData Report Reveals About BRI Lending in Southeast Asia

By James Guild
The report shows both the extent of Chinese lending to the region and the agency with which governments have engaged with the BRI.

Did Indonesia Dodge a Bullet With Its Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariffs?
September 07, 2021

Did Indonesia Dodge a Bullet With Its Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariffs?

By James Guild
The state utility PLN might have unwittingly side-stepped a common pitfall of tariff feed-in schemes.

Economic Logic Alone Will Not Curb ASEAN’s Carbon Emissions
July 27, 2021

Economic Logic Alone Will Not Curb ASEAN’s Carbon Emissions

By James Guild
The hard political choices involved in phasing out coal and reducing emissions are the most important, and also the most often elided, element.

Indonesia’s State-Owned Power Company is Hemorrhaging Cash – And That’s OK
September 29, 2020

Indonesia’s State-Owned Power Company is Hemorrhaging Cash – And That’s OK

By James Guild
Rather than a ruthlessly efficient corporate entity, the Indonesian utility is best seen as a vital public service provider.
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