The Adaro Blog

No More Land Acquisition Problems Next Year
August 22, 2014, 10:21 am
The government is hoping that the implementation of a law on land procurement for public infrastructure next year will be able to ease land acquisition problems that have delayed major infrastructure projects, including the US$4-billion Batang power plant in Central Java. Deputy Public Works...
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Why King Coal is Bigger than Oil or Gas
August 22, 2014, 10:19 am
Lost in the debate about exporting U.S. oil and natural gas is any mention of America’s greatest energy export.
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Urbanization: Reducing Poverty and Helping the Environment
August 22, 2014, 10:09 am
Movement into urban areas is occurring on a staggering scale, over 70 million people a year. The world is now 53% urbanized, compared to 29% in 1950 and 39% in 1980. By 2050, some 70% of the 9.6 billion humans will live in cities, and we could have as many 100 “megacities” (population...
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Indonesia Mine Start Up Much Quicker Than Aust
August 22, 2014, 10:08 am
Peter Lynch can tell you exactly the difference between setting up a mine in Indonesia and Australia — the former takes four years; the latter somewhere between seven and 10. And the cost of producing coal from Indonesia is about two-thirds that from Australia. Mr Lynch is in a position...
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Export License ‘Automatic’ for Indonesian Coal Miners With Certificate: Official
August 22, 2014, 10:07 am
An Indonesian energy ministry official Wednesday clarified that coal miners with a clearance certificate would be automatically granted an export license.
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Wind and Solar Power are Even More Expensive Than is Commonly Thought
August 15, 2014, 10:06 am
SUBSIDIES for renewable energy are one of the most contested areas of public policy. Billions are spent nursing the infant solar- and wind-power industries in the hope that they will one day undercut fossil fuels and drastically reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being put into the atmosphere. The...
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Indonesia Ban on Nickel Ore, Bauxite Exports to Stay – Officials
August 15, 2014, 10:06 am
Indonesia has no plans to wind back a seven-month old ban on exports of unprocessed nickel ore and bauxite that has led to billions of dollars in planned investments in smelters, top government officials said
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Indonesia Wants to Regulate Coal Deals
August 8, 2014, 10:37 am
Indonesia has raised concerns about suspected coal deals struck  between overseas buyers and its unregistered domestic miners. A top official of the Indonesian embassy in New Delhi today said efforts were underway to ensure that all royalties and outstanding taxes were settled. This will...
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Miners Turn to Vehicle Assembly Lines in Drive to Cut Costs
August 5, 2014, 10:05 am
GLOBAL miners have scoured deserts, mountains and jungles for resources to rev up their profits. More recently, the search has taken them to a different environment: the factory floor. Car production lines and machinery that sorts rice could help companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton...
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Indonesian President-Elect Unveils High-Powered Transition Team
August 5, 2014, 10:04 am
Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo on Monday announced a high-powered advisory team to handle his transition to power as he prepares to take over the top job in the world’s third-largest democracy later this year. The five-member “transition office” will lead a team of...
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