Jakarta’s city government criticised for hiding polluting river

A screen has been installed over the water ahead of the capital city hosting the upcoming 2018 Asian Games

Indonesia and Malaysia join forces to fight EU phase-out of palm oil biofuels

The EU plans to cut the use of palm oil as biodiesel from 2030

Indonesia’s first utility-scale solar plants receive $40m investment

They will have a total capacity of 42MW

Historic agreement to protect globally important carbon store

The equivalent of three years of global greenhouse gas emissions are stored in the Congo peatlands

Indonesian wind farm secures cash and starts build

A wind farm project in Indonesia has achieved financial close and will soon be built. The 72MW Tolo 1 facility in South Sulawesi is to be developed by Singapore-based firm Equis Energy, with consultancy Mott MacDonald providing construction and operations monitoring services. Once operational, it is expected to produce enough renewable energy to power nearly […]

Green bonds issuance ‘to reach record high in 2018’

Global green bonds issuance is set to grow by around 60% to $250 billion (£181bn) this year. That would far exceed the record $155 billion (£112bn) of green bonds issued last year, according to the latest assessment from Moody’s Investors Services. The sectors that have traditionally played a large role in this market such as […]

Unilever agrees to clamp down on unsustainable palm oil

Unilever has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an Indonesian state-owned palm oil plantation company to help produce the widely-used product more sustainably. The agreement with PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) will see the companies work to help mills and farmers reduce deforestation, avoid developing on peat areas and stop the exploitation of local people and […]

Indonesia’s new 110MW geothermal plant opens

One of the world’s largest geothermal power plants has started producing power in Indonesia. Technology suppliers Toshiba and Ormat have announced the first unit of the Sarulla power plant, located in North Sumatra, has gone into commercial operation. Operated by Sarulla, the 110MW power plant combines flash and binary technologies to optimise efficiency and re-inject 100% of the used geothermal fluid. Toshiba […]

Indonesian geothermal project gets $109m boost

A geothermal energy generation project in western Indonesia has been given a financing package worth $109 million (£87m). The Muara Laboh project, located in West Sumatra, is expected to generate 80MW of electricity. It will be one of the first transactions to receive funding from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) newly-established Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure […]

Indonesia granted $500m to boost power access

A new programme aimed at helping Indonesia meet its growing power needs has been launched. The World Bank is providing a $500 million (£343.6m) loan to national power utility PT PLN to boost electricity access to 90% in Sumatra Island as well as improve systems to be more efficient and reliable. Around 39 million Indonesians […]