Indonesia’s coal consumption doubled since 2010. Will soon have more advanced coal power than Australia. By Joanne Nova.
Time to pay attention to the fourth largest population in the world.
You might have reused some shopping bags to save the planet, but two hundred million people quietly doubled their coal use [since 2010] …
Japan’s major conglomerate Itochu Corporation and one of world’s major electricity company, Electric Power Development Co. Ltd (J. Power), have promised to fully support the construction of the coal-fired Batang power plant in Central Java, which will become not only the most efficient but also cleanest thermal power plant in Southeast Asia.
He said that the Batang coal-fired power plant would be the showcase of the company’s latest power generation technology called the ultra-supercritical (USC) technology, which is not only able to improve efficiency but also significantly reduce emission, including carbon dioxide and mercury.
Indonesia’s coal fired electricity will be cleaner and more efficient than Australia’s. (No one is going to invest in better coal plants in an advanced economy like Australia.)
Indonesia produces about 70% as much coal as Australia, but they use most of it domestically rather than exporting most of it like Australia.