Putra Adhiguna

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

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

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

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

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

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 *

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

Widodo’s decree sets green example
in China Daily.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indonesia’s solar future
in IMF Finance & Development.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Electricity oversupply causing stagnation in Indonesia’s energy transition
in Kompas.

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

Modest geothermal growth to persist
in Asian Power.

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

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

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

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

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

As scientists signal ‘code red for humanity’ Indonesia’s climate change targets still lack ambition: Experts in Channel NewsAsia.

…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.