Tag: Indonesia


Taiwan Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Wei-Fuu Yang said that investors from his country are planning to invest in solar power and biogas sectors in Indonesia.


Indonesia may soon become a budding solar power market as feed-in tariffs recently announced by the government are expected to yield very attractive returns for developers. According to an analysis by the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), solar power projects Read more…


Renewable energy sector in Indonesia received a much needed boost when the US-based Overseas Private Investment Corporation agreed to provide debt to the largest wind energy project in the country. OPIC President and Chief Executive Elizabeth Littlefield recently announced that Read more…


Scientists from Google, U.S. universities, and federal agencies have for the first time produced a high-resolution global map showing in striking detail the extent of deforestation across the globe. The project — which relied heavily on expertise fro…


As Singapore and Malaysia struggle with major smog pollution and public health crises from illegal fires in Indonesia, WWF has renewed calls for zero-burn policies to be enacted and enforced. Satellite hotspot analysis showed the single jurisdiction of Riau Province, Read more…


The rapid expansion of palm oil plantations in the world’s tropical regions, particularly Indonesian Borneo, is becoming an increasingly significant source of global carbon emissions, a new study says. Writing in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from Stanford and Read more…


A new study warns that the continued expansion of large-scale oil palm plantations in Indonesian Borneo, particularly on the island’s peatlands, will became a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions without stricter forest protections. According to researchers from Yale and Read more…


A coalition of scientists and environmental advocacy groups has developed a camera-equipped drone they say could become a key conservation tool for monitoring forest loss and endangered wildlife. The coalition — which includes The Orangutan Conservancy, the Denver Zoo, and Read more…


Companies that illegally log tropical forests in Indonesia may in future find it harder to sell their product on the international market, as the most important group of New Zealand timber importers has vowed to quickly phase out purchasing wood Read more…


The world’s second-biggest palm oil company has agreed to preserve critical Indonesian rainforest and peatland as a result of pressure from major food processors and conservationists. While Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) will still be able to exploit some areas of forest, Read more…


Rampant illegal logging in Indonesia is undermining the sustainability and strength of the forest products industry in Indonesia and the United States and thwarting efforts to preserve forests to slow global warming, according to a new report. The report by Read more…


Ormat Technologies is combining with Itochu Corporation to build a 330 megawatt (MW) geothermal power plant in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The project will cost an estimated $800 million, according a report in Reuters. Ormat and Japan’s Itochu Corp. were originally Read more…

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