Indonesian ministries reiterate commitment to clean coal

The World Coal Association in collaboration with the Ministries of Environment & Forestry and Energy & Natural Resources of Indonesia, held a joint workshop titled “Building pathways for high efficiency low emissions coal technology in Indonesia” in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Benjamin Sporton
During the event the Indonesian ministries reiterated their commitment to use the best technology possible to reduce emissions while continuing to use coal as a significant part of its energy mix, according to the WCA.

Indonesia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submitted in the lead up to COP21, committed to unconditionally reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent by 2030 and with international support extending that target to 41 per cent.

Benjamin Sporton, WCA Chief Executive, told Power Engineering International, “With 39 million people currently without access to electricity in the country, clearly Indonesia requires a low emission pathway for coal to ensure the integration of climate, energy and economic policy.”

“The workshop highlighted how Indonesia can continue to use its considerable coal resources consistent with its commitments to climate action as part of the Paris Agreement.”

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