Solar needs to dethrone coal to meet Indonesia goals: study


This photo taken in 2013, shows a barge on the river of Mahakam to load coal from the mining area in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. - AFP

JAKARTA (Bloomberg): Solar power holds the key to meeting renewable energy targets for Indonesia, but the fast-growing South-East Asian economy needs significant reforms to steer it away from an over-reliance on coal, according to a report.

The sprawling archipelago is targeting for renewables to make up 23% of its energy needs by 2025, a task that could be met by 18 gigawatts of solar-panel systems, according to a report jointly published by BloombergNEF, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Indonesia’s Institute for Essential Services Reform on Thursday (Sept 9).

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan

RM9.73/month

Annual Plan

RM8.63/month

Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Indonesia , solar , coal , energy

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Operations cancelled as South Korea doctors' strike grows
Man held for allegedly trying to rape and rob Chinese tourist in Pattaya
Taiwan drives away Chinese coast guard boat as frontline island tensions rise
Businesses face more risks as reform in business conditions slows
Jail for man who drove lorry into tree in Jurong, killing two of his friends
Cambodia has seen most development in 500 years: Govt spokesman
Defeated Indonesian election candidates call for parliamentary probe
Asian stocks lower after Wall Street losses
Andy Lau’s film 'The Movie Emperor' pulled from cinemas in China
Sabah govt allies focused on people's projects and not polls for now, says Liew

Others Also Read