RE News

  • City digs for solution to landfill’s limited capacity

    16 Januari 2019

    In an effort to tackle its rapidly growing waste problem at the Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java, the city administration is set to start landfill mining, or digging up trash to be processed and used as a form of alternative energy. The method is a stark departure from its usual strategy of simply …

  • Govt to maintain cheap electricity

    15 Januari 2019

    In the months leading up to the presidential election in April, the government looks to keep electricity affordable for most people by controlling the price of coal. Bambang Gatot Ariyono, the mineral and coal director general at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, said his office had no plan to revise its policy on coal …

  • Government levels up use of biofuel in power generation

    8 Januari 2019

    The government is working to further increase the domestic use of biofuel as part of the policy to reduce oil imports. After requiring the use of biofuel for transportation, railways and heavy machinery at mining sites, the government will boost the use of biofuel in power generation. For this purpose, the government will ask state …

  • Nias to ramp up electricity project

    7 Januari 2019

    MEDAN: Nias Island, a remote yet beautiful island in North Sumatra where around 30 percent of its population is still short of electricity, is determined to achieve 100 percent electrification this year. State-owned electricity firm PLN has allocated Rp 354 billion (US$24.8 million) for village electrification projects in Nias this year, a significant increase from …

  • Pertamina speeds up green fuel test for production

    5 Januari 2019

    State energy holding company Pertamina plans to further test the commercial production of green fuels to reduce ballooning oil imports, which account for more than half of national demand. Green fuel is what Pertamina refers to as fuels that are processed in a refinery with treated crude palm oil, called refined bleached deodorized palm oil …

  • Power plants endanger RI oceans

    12 Desember 2018

    Indonesia’s marine ecosystem is under threat from dozens of coal-fired power plants (PLTU) that dump hazardous wastewater into the ocean, a study has revealed. The Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL) said the government had for years upheld a regulation that allowed wastewater from the PLTU, including those located in coastal areas, to be dumped …

  • Pertamina launches Green Energy Station

    12 Desember 2018

    Pertamina takes first step toward transition to electric vehicles Jonan urges Pertamina to provide more space for SPLUs, reduce charging time for electric cars State energy holding company Pertamina launched its very first renewable energy power station as part of a new business line in Indonesia amid the global trend of transitioning toward new and …