How Will Indonesia’s JETP Move The Country Beyond Coal?

The Just Energy Transition Partnership for Indonesia announced last year – with more details due in mid-2023 – targets coal-fired power plants. Nithin Coca reports on how it will, and will not, change the country’s energy system. Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country and fifth-largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, is crucial to the success of the Paris Agreement and any attempt to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. However, as a developing country still highly dependent on natural resources and fossil fuels, it has long been clear that it will not decarbonise without significant international support. That is

Indonesia Needs to Seek Out Alternative Sources for Biofuel

The country has abundant resources of biomass, a great potential source of renewable energy. If the Indonesian government is to meet its self-appointed targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in response to climate change, the development and utilization of bioenergy looms as an important part of its strategy. Indonesia has abundant resources of biomass. Indeed, many of the forms of biomass that can be used to generate bioenergy, such as food crops, forest residues, urban waste, and algae, among others, are present in the country in considerable quantities. As a result, Indonesia is now the world’s third-biggest