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Can Indonesia’s PLN wean itself off the government’s subsidies?

Without government support, it would be thoroughly un-investible for traditional bond investors. According to Melissa Brown, energy finance consultant from the Institute for Energy Economics…

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Indonesia must accept defeat in trying to hit its massive 35GW ambition

Initial targets have been trimmed as PLN is not yet ready for the infrastructure. Almost nine million families in Indonesia still lurk in the dark…

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Indonesia’s erratic power rules are scaring investors away: PwC

More than 3 out of 4 investors say there is no transparency. “They don’t move the goalposts, they move the stadium! And change the sport!”…

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Indonesia imposes mandatory biodiesel use

It wants to boost its foreign exchange earnings. Indonesian president Joko Widodo sought the immediate implementation of the mandatory use of biodiesel in order to…

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Indonesia plans B20 Biodiesel blend

This followed plans to make biodiesel use mandatory. Indonesia plans to determine a 20% Biodiesel blend (B20) on a national scale as of September 2018….

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Philippines withdraws Euro-IV Standard

It wants to reduce the effect of international oil price hikes. The Philippines Ministry of Energy has announced that oil companies will be allowed to…

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Indonesia’s Central Java targets 21% renewable demand by 2025

Four renewable energy projects are expected to be finished by end-2018. The Central Java province of Indonesia has set a 21% target for renewables in…

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Is the Philippines ripe for energy storage?

  Some utilities see batteries as the solution to improve the economics of a larger scale roof-top solar industry. The nergy storage market in the Philippines…

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Petronas delivers LNG cargo to Hokkaido Electric

It is part of a 10-year agreement to supply the power utility. Petronas subsidiary Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd (MLNG) delivered its first liquefied natural gas…

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Power shortage in 2020-2030 looms over Vietnam

Oil-fired power plants need to generate 5.2 billion kWh by 2020. Vietnam is expected to face a power shortage in 2020 to 2030 given that…

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