Kompas | Lulled by Coal

The Our World in Data page states that at the turn of the 20th century, half of the world’s energy sources came from coal. The transition from fossil energy to renewable energy, which was previously slow, is now accelerating. In the UK, around two-thirds of electrical energy came from coal in 1990. In 2010 this fell to less than a third and is now estimated to be around 1 percent.

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Warta Ekonomi | IESR States that the Transition from Coal to Renewable Energy Affects Economies in Producing Regions.

The Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) mentioned that coal demand in Indonesia is expected to decrease due to the trend towards transitioning to renewable energy and the commitment of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5°C. In a study conducted in 2022, IESR estimated that Indonesia’s total coal demand, both domestic and export, would decrease by approximately 10% after 2030 with Indonesia’s current commitments.

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Warta Ekonomi | Not Only Transportation, IESR: Wind Direction Highly Determines Air Pollution in Jakarta.

Executive Director of the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), Fabby Tumiwa, stated that the air pollution issue in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, is not solely caused by motor vehicles and waste incineration. An important factor proven to play a significant role in this regard is the prevailing wind direction in this metropolitan area.

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