Putra Adhiguna

Views, works, and ephemera on the (messy) energy transition.

U.S., Allies announce $20 Billion package to wean Indonesia off coal
in The Wall Street Journal.

Can Indonesia’s electric car, battery sector have a smooth ride beyond China?
in South China Morning Post.

Having failed in the US, can carbon capture be implemented in Indonesia? [IDN]
in Katadata *

Reuters Analysis – As G20 chair, coal-heavy Indonesia sends mixed signals on green transition in Reuters, The Japan Times.

RI’s $20b climate deal requires eye on debt: Experts
in The Jakarta Post *

It’s ‘reliable’ and low-carbon. Will nuclear energy be the right fit for Indonesia’s future?
in Channel News Asia *

Top Billionaire Gainers Under Pressure to Shift Away from Coal
in Bloomberg.

Widodo’s decree sets green example
in China Daily.

Asean can power its green future without nuclear energy, say experts
in The Straits Times.

Can Tesla save Indonesia’s EV ambitions?
in Clean Technica.

Enhancing Indonesia’s Power System
by International Energy Agency (IEA).

Petronas poised to drive aggressive CCS development in Malaysia
in IHS Markit – S&P Global.

Decline in fossil fuel demand, analyst outlines energy transition strategy [IDN]
in Kompas.

Cofiring in coal plants require biomass supply and price clarity
in Investor Daily.

Questions linger about Indonesia’s move away from coal
in Eco-Business.

Despite billions to get off coal, why is Indonesia still building new coal plants?
by NPR – US National Public Radio.

King Coal: How Indonesia became the fossil fuel’s final frontier
in Mongabay.

As Indonesia powers up EV battery dream with Australian lithium, China set to benefit
in South China Morning Post.

Indonesia’s solar future
in IMF Finance & Development.

PLN’s diesel to gas conversion plan and its challenging economics [IDN]
in Bisnis Indonesia.

Indonesia signs deals to accelerate clean energy transition
in AP, The Washington Post.

CCUS implementation in the power sector will be costly [IDN]
in Tempo.

In coal-hungry Indonesia, dirty fuels are made ‘renewable’
in EJN – Project Multatuli.

The positive and negative impacts of biomass development [IDN]
in Beritasatu *

Indonesia backed away from plants to end the sale of its two most polluting grades of gasoline – Ron 88 and Ron 90
in Energy Intelligence.

Oil and gas remain crucial to Indonesia
in The Star.

An Energy Sector Roadmap to Net Zero Emissions in Indonesia
by International Energy Agency (IEA) – expert peer reviewer.

Indonesian floating solar prospects blossom
in IHS Markit – S&P Global.

Deploying emission mitigation will raise electricity price [IDN]
in CNBC Indonesia.

Modest geothermal growth to persist
in Asian Power.

Indonesia clings to coal despite green vision for economy
in The Straits Times, Reuters.

Without new foreign investment, Indonesia should hit the brakes on coal expansion
in China Dialogue.

PLN steps up ambitions to accelerate clean energy investments in Indonesia
in OECD, Clean Energy Finance & Investment Mobilisation.

Xi Jinping’s call on coal to seed green energy in Asia
in The Australian *

China should bankroll renewable energy transition in coal-dependent countries, analysts say in South China Morning Post *

…and a few more

Somewhere, between the persistence of Indonesia’s coal power overbuild, oil shortfall amidst commodity swings, and the push toward energy transition, lies a mismatch between aspirations and reality, a hidden valley of public confusion where free riders tread, and a room to think with greater clarity of what lies ahead.