All posts tagged: Asia

The promise of Indonesia’s just energy transition and the perils of not getting it right

The world’s fourth most populous country and sixth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, Indonesia’s shift towards cleaner energy is crucial to the success of the Paris Agreement and attempts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. But this developing country’s economy is highly dependent on coal which generates more than half its electricity and its export, primarily for use in coal-fired power plants in other Asia countries, is a major source of revenue. L. Michael Buchsbaum reports.

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The Triumphant Return of Community Energy

About five years ago, decentralized community energy, though etched in history books for having sparked Europe’s clean-energy revolution in the 1990s, was deemed outdated in the age of the ever-more dramatic climate crisis. Paul Hockenos explains the development.

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