Indonesia can phase out coal use

As part of a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2060


Reuters November 04, 2021

LONDON:

Indonesia could phase out coal-fired power plants by 2040 if it gets sufficient financial help from the international community, the finance minister told Reuters. The Southeast Asian archipelago is the world’s fourth-most populous country and eighth biggest emitter of greenhouse gas, with coal making up about 65% of its energy mix. It is also the world’s biggest coal exporter. Visiting the Scottish city of Glasgow for the COP26 conference, Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Indonesia would announce detailed plans to move to cleaner energy, with the phase-out of coal being the key issue. Previously, Indonesia said it planned to phase out coal for electricity by 2056, as part of a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2060 or earlier. 

Published in The Express Tribune, November 4th, 2021.

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