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280 CSOs from 47 Countries Call on Japanese Government to Reject Financing for Cirebon and Indramayu Coal Plants in West Java, Indonesia

On March 23, Indonesian and Japanese CSOs submitted an international petition signed by 280 CSOs from 47 countries to Japanese government, to call on JBIC and JICA not to finance the Cirebon expansion coal-fired power plant (1,000 MW) and the Indramayu expansion coal-fired power plant (1,000 MW), both located in West Java, Indonesia. 

India’s Blackouts And The Dark Future Of Emerging Markets: More Disruptions, More Coal

The good news is that power has been restored in Northern India after a grid failure left over half its population (600 million people) without electricity. The bad news follows, and does so on three levels. The most obvious is that vast tranches of the developing world currently lack access to energy supplies. The second is that more explosive outages will hit in a wide range of emerging markets where import dependency for fuel is high, but subsidised prices for domestic end users are even higher. The third, and perhaps most disturbing fact, is that coal is the global fuel of the future to plug enormous demand side gaps across the developing world. Forget OECD renewables greenwash; the world is going to get exponentially dirtier in future.