The Adaro Blog
Political Risk Dims Outlook for Coal
August 22, 2014, 10:23 am
World energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2013 World energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2013
Pledges by the EU, the United States and China to commit to stricter emission reduction targets could have a dampening effect on future coal demand. However, the extent to which shale gas...
China Plan to Cut Wholesale Power Price May Help Coal Producers
August 22, 2014, 10:22 am
China will cut wholesale prices that distributors pay for electricity from coal-fired plants, two government officials said, a move that may allow it to compensate struggling coal suppliers.
The National Development and Reform Commission told provinces to impose cuts at an average rate of about...
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...
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...
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...
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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