Indonesia Waters Down Coal Closure Plans
By Jeronimo Gonzalez
Indonesia announced that it will delay the closure of coal plants across the country, claiming wealthy nations’ offers to help were insufficient. The country now plans to start shutting down coal plants no earlier than 2035, having previously committed to begin retiring its coal-fired capacity by 2030. The move highlights the global struggle to wean power supply away from coal, demand for which reached a record last year.
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