Renewables give Indonesia an edge in climate quest

Indonesia can tap its potential in renewable energy to fulfill the country’s commitment to the Paris climate accord and reduce its dependence on coal-based power, according to analysts.

Southeast Asia’s biggest economy aims to slash emissions by 29 percent by 2030. State-owned utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara said in May that it will stop building coal-fired power plants after 2023 to meet Indonesia’s carbon-neutrality goals.

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