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Indonesia’s Coal-Trafficking Problem Requires Impartial Inquiry
“When corruption is as pervasive as it is today in Indonesia’s coal industry, it is difficult to maintain a national effort to reform it. This is not an uncommon challenge, and is often best addressed by outside parties invited by the authorities to observe, report and enforce change … An external investigation of illegal coal shipping in Indonesia could go a long way to establishing a strong basis for establishing honest reform,” writes Tom Sanzillo from the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis.
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Will Vietnam avoid becoming a dumping ground for China’s coal plant builders?
“The news that coal consumption [in China] is now falling, while welcomed by environmentalists, has consequences for a number of other countries, including Vietnam … Vietnam and other countries that have significant economic ties with China are at risk of becoming dumping grounds for coal. They should adopt stricter policies to avoid becoming locked into coal-based development and ending up where China was a few years ago. They need to leapfrog this phase and follow China’s lead by reducing their dependence on coal,” writes Maarten Akkerman in International Institute for Environment and Development
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