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On the Blogs: Indonesia’s Coal Industry Fights an Uphill Battle

Tara MacIsaac for Mongobay.com: Indonesia’s coal industry is trying to grow in a hostile climate. As the world moves to cut carbon emissions following the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the global coal industry is feeling the squeeze. Financial institutions in the developed world have started pulling out of coal investments. The rapidly dropping price of […]

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IEEFA Op-Ed: Indonesian Financing for Indonesian Projects

Dollar-Based Deals With Foreign Banks Are Too Costly

When 2016 drew to a close, Indonesia’s chief finance sector regulator, the Financial Services Authority (OJK), met in Bali with the private-sector finance arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), to come up with some shared new year’s resolutions for the national banking sector. Like the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo government, which has […]

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IEEFA Update: Renewable Energy, Gone Mainstream, Is a Rising Tide

IEEFA Update: Renewable Energy, Gone Mainstream, Is a Rising Tide

As Chinese Companies Lead the Charge, Others Will Join. Might the U.S. Miss the Boat?

If the U.S. turns away from the rise of renewable energy, it will be fighting a tide on which others will ride high. Leading the surge will be China, which already has a huge advantage in its current position at the front of the pack, as IEEFA chronicled last week in a report by Tim […]

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IEEFA Indonesia: Rigorous Coal-Lending Guidelines Are in the Banking Sector’s Best Interest

IEEFA Indonesia: Rigorous Coal-Lending Guidelines Are in the Banking Sector’s Best Interest

Three Ways to Protect Investors and Create Sustainable Growth

A sustainable financial-sector roadmap for Indonesia must aggressively incorporate rigorous environmental and social standards into the credit-risk framework. That’s one of the core takeaways from a recent symposium sponsored by the Financial Services Authority (OJK), which is Indonesia’s chief finance-sector regulator, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector finance arm of the World Bank. […]

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Indonesia Begins to Explore Renewables as a Path Off Coal Addiction

Adisti Sukma Sawitri for the Jakarta Post: For a low-powered country like Indonesia where electricity is still a luxury, the coal way is often the only way. It is the cheapest source of energy as the country’s mines produce the fourth largest stocks of coal worldwide. But even that is not enough. The government’s target […]

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IEEFA Asia: Rosy Prospects in Indonesian Coal?

A Note of Caution on Assuming That Recent High Prices Are Sustainable

As the U.S. coal industry hopes for an unlikely revival on the back of U.S. political developments, the Indonesian coal sector is riding a surge in thermal coal prices. Confidence was high already, as evidenced by coal giants Bukit Asam and Adaro Energy joining a late-October U.S. capital market road show sponsored by the Indonesian […]

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IEEFA Update: Coming Soon to a Grid Near You, Cost-Competitive Solar

IEEFA Update: Coming Soon to a Grid Near You, Cost-Competitive Solar

Investment in Sun-Powered Electricity Has Gone Mainstream Around the World

The US$24.20/MWh tender for 350 megawatts of solar in the Middle East shows the price of solar dropping by 20 percent from US$30/MWh in five months and down now two-thirds from the US$58/MWh tender awarded just 20 months ago. (Here’s the story that appeared in The National, the government-owned news organization in Abu Dhabi, and […]

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On the Blogs: India’s Push for Energy Independence Is Hurting Indonesian, Australian Coal Industries

Andrew Topf for Mining.com: For a long time, the biggest coal importers, China and India, have kept the coal trade fluorishing with a steady flow of cargoes from Australia and Indonesia, mostly. Steel mills and power plants in the two biggest Asian economies have been fed a steady diet of coal from these two countries, […]

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Drop in Imports from China Depresses Coal Prices; Indonesian Miners Seeking Other Markets

Deepak Kannan in Platts Coal Trader International: Several large Indonesian thermal coal miners continue to forecast stable to higher production targets for 2016 despite weakening demand in both India and China, putting downward pressure on prices. Indonesian coal suppliers have been hit by a significant drop in Chinese imports of thermal coal and increasing domestic […]

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Indonesia, Despite Coal-Industry Collapse, Continues to Develop More Coal

Nithin Coca for Equal Times Indonesia: What do you do when your top export – coal – is down, production is falling and a new global climate accord calls for sharp cuts in CO2 emissions? Convert to greener energy? Contrary to some of its neighbours, Indonesia is going headlong in the other direction: burning more […]

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