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Jakarta charges ahead with green agenda despite coal lobby

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Sitting on the Equator and home to nearly 130 active volcanoes and hundreds of rivers, Indonesia is a goldmine of renewable energy - but much of it is untapped.

Renewables make up only a small share of its energy mix, or 11.2 per cent as at last year, comprising hydropower, geothermal, biofuel, biogas as well as solar and wind.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2021, with the headline Jakarta charges ahead with green agenda despite coal lobby. Subscribe