Indonesia has Significant Potential to Increase Geothermal Electricity Production

October 29, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Indonesia Geothermal Resources

Indonesia ranked third in the world in both geothermal electricity production and geothermal generating capacity in 2014. The country is located at the convergence of several tectonic plates in Southeast Asia, giving it significant geothermal potential, although most of its potential reserves remain unexplored.[read more]

Indonesia Announces Next Round of Plans to Cut its Climate Pollution

September 25, 2015 by Jake Schmidt

Indonesia and National Emissions Policy

Indonesia formally announced its target to cut carbon pollution as a part of the Paris climate agreement. The country - one of the top ten emitters in the world - announced that it will cut emissions 29 percent below business-as-usual levels by 2030 on its own.[read more]

Indonesian Community Leaders Arrested For Coal Activism

May 12, 2014 by Justin Guay

As two community leaders who are fighting the Batang coal plant in Indonesia are beginning their seven-month prison sentence this week in Indonesia, there are thousands of coal activists activists that are participating in protests in solidarity.[read more]

Coal Exports Are Dragging Down Indonesia's Economy, Is the US Next?

March 22, 2014 by Justin Guay

Indonesia Coal Exports

Greenpeace released a mountain of evidence highlighting how coal mining is destabilizing the Indonesian economy. From restricting the country's market growth and capital investment, to exacerbating poverty, coal is having disastrous effects on an otherwise diversified and thriving economy.[read more]


Energy in Indonesia: News from Natuna, Hope for ASEAN

August 20, 2013 by Beni Suryadi

Indonesia Development

The Government of Indonesia has sent positive signal to their consortium that develops energy resources. Due to the the level of difficulty for exploration and production in the area, the Indonesia agreed to provide several incentives for the consortium to develop East Natuna.[read more]

A Step in the Right Direction for Indonesia on Energy Pricing

July 2, 2013 by Lucas Davis

Indonesia Energy Pricing

Indonesia has been in the news this week for taking an important step in the right direction with energy pricing. Prior to last week, Indonesia had some of the lowest gasoline and diesel prices in the world.[read more]

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Unsung Heroes of the Shale Gas Revolution

April 6, 2013 by Manzoor Roome

Over the last five years, the rise of shale gas has been the single major event in the world of energy to have a lasting impression for years to come. In recent years new studies and discoveries in other parts of the world have been changing the global energy landscape.[read more]

Unilever drops palm oil supplier

December 14, 2009 by Doris de Guzman

Big consumer goods manufacturer Unilever is making an example of how serious they are when it comes to sourcing sustainable raw materials for their products. Last Friday, Unilever said it will stop all future purchase of palm oil from the Indonesian company PT SMART, part of the Sinar Mas group, until they clean up their act and provide...[read more]

Indonesia plans carbon tax, geothermal push

December 9, 2009 by Big Gav

The SMH has an article on a proposal for Indonesia to dramataically increase the use of geothermal power, one of the key elemenets in the Desertec Asia plan - Indonesia plans carbon tax, geothermal push. AS AUSTRALIA battles over an emissions trading scheme, Indonesia is set to release its draft climate change policy, which would...[read more]

International Success, Domestic Failure: the Dichotomy of Indonesian Climate Change Policy

May 29, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

International impetus on climate change not replicated domestically International Success… On the international stage, Indonesia can claim with some justification that it is leading the way in advancing the climate change agenda. In the last month alone, Indonesia has been active in: Putting the role of oceans on the climate change...[read more]

Indonesian President demands leadership from the US: how about some leadership from him?

February 22, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

As President Yudhoyono was first greeting and then demanding leadership from visiting US secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on climate change, the old saying ‘those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’ comes to mind. In particular two recent events do not bode well for the future, namely the re-emergence of the forest fire...[read more]

Indonesia to pull out of OPEC with immediate effect as oil production declines

May 28, 2008 by Ee Mien Low : Indonesia, the only OPEC member in Southeast Asia, will pull out of the group after aging fields and declining production force the region's biggest economy to boost imports as crude oil prices reached records. Energy Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro will sign a decree today [28 May 2008] to exit the Organization of...[read more]

Indonesia considers quitting OPEC

May 7, 2008 by Ee Mien Low -> : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Tuesday [6 May 2008] that Indonesia was considering quitting the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries [OPEC] because it was no longer a net oil exporter. "Our wells are drying," he said in the nationally televised speech, adding that the country needed...[read more]

Climate News Roundup: NYT & WSJ

November 2, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Warming Revives Flora and Fauna in Greenland — NY Times. “But now that the climate is warming, it is not just old trees that are growing. A Greenlandic supermarket is stocking locally grown cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage this year for the first time. Eight sheep farmers are growing potatoes commercially. Five more are experimenting...[read more]