Putra Adhiguna

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

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

Plans to shut down coal face headwinds as South Africa says it needs more cash
in The Wall Street Journal.

On fuel subsidy targeting: The key lies on consistency, not technology [IDN]
in Tempo.

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 *

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

Widodo’s decree sets green example.
in China Daily.

Indonesia set to become EV battleground
in The Straits Times.

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

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

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

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

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

Auto giants’ business models will hamper Indonesia’ EV transition [IDN]
in Gatra.

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

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

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

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

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

Indonesia’s solar future
in IMF Finance & Development.

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

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

Modest geothermal growth to persist
in Asian Power.

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

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

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

Oil and gas remain crucial to Indonesia
in The Star.

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.

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

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

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 *

…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.