Indonesian state utility to retire coal power plants gradually

This is the latest move by Indonesia to catch up in the global race to cut greenhouse gases. - Reuters

JAKARTA, May 28 (Reuters): Top thermal coal exporter Indonesia is planning to retire its coal-fired power plants gradually, in a phased move towards becoming carbon neutral, an official from the country's state utility, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), said on Thursday (May 27).

This is part of PLN's ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, its deputy president director, Darmawan Prasodjo told a televised hearing in parliament.

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