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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s plan to retire its coal-fired power plants over the next three decades and replace them with cleaner energy isn’t drawing support from potential investors.
South-East Asia’s largest economy will need US$600bil (RM2.7 trillion) to phase out 15 gigawatts of coal generation and add a similar amount of renewable capacity over the period, State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir said in an interview.
The plan is to keep coal fired-power plants running for another decade and then completely shift away from fossil fuels over the following 20 years, Thohir said.
Indonesia, the world’s largest exporter of thermal coal, relies on the fuel to generate about 60% of its electricity.
The government has done investor roadshows in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and some European nations to promote its energy-transition plans, Thohir said.
Indonesia doesn’t want to rely on bond sales to support the shift, and is looking for direct investment from developed countries, he said. “But, no one responded to our offer.”
Indonesia’s position on the future of coal power has been a source of confusion for other nations, and is coming into sharper focus with the country hosting this year’s G-20 meeting.,
While Jakarta offered some support to global efforts to phase out the use of the fuel at the COP26 climate summit last year, it didn’t back a clause calling for an end to the construction or financing of new plants.
Donor countries that visited Indonesia this year raised concerns that President Joko Widodo’s cabinet has been split over the need to end the use of coal, and how to achieve that ambition, officials familiar with the discussions said in May.
Indonesia wants to strike a balance between boosting economic growth and developing green energy, Thohir said.
It’s seeking to reduce demand for fossil fuels by promoting the use of electric vehicles and cooking stoves, as well as developing alternative energy sources, he said.
“We want our energy mix later to consist of electricity, palm-based biodiesel and ethanol, just like Brazil and India,” Thohir said.
To support the plan, the government is proposing to tell state-owned firms to open 700,000 hectares of land for sugar cane crops for producing ethanol and cutting imports.
It’s also pushing projects for processing coal into dimethyl ether, a colorless gas that can be used in fuel, in the next three to four years to help lower the nation’s US$4bil (RM19.02bil)-a-year bill for liquefied petroleum gas.
“We must have energy security and we agree for transformation at our own pace, not what other countries wants us to do,” Thohir said.Allbet Gaming声明:该文看法仅代表作者自己，与本平台无关。转载请注明：皇冠备用网址:Indonesia's plan to shut coal plants struggles for support