Indonesians in Aceh province battle a thick haze caused by smog-belching forest fires in the region. Photo: AFP
Indonesians in Aceh province battle a thick haze caused by smog-belching forest fires in the region. Photo: AFP
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Indonesia’s clean energy dream: a victim of coronavirus, or politics?

  • Although blessed with abundant sources of clean energy, Indonesia’s potential remains untapped as it focuses its resources on defeating Covid-19
  • Analysts say the sector is being held back by the political elite, who ‘don’t want to lose the opportunities of securing profits’ from coal, oil and gas

Indonesians in Aceh province battle a thick haze caused by smog-belching forest fires in the region. Photo: AFP
Indonesians in Aceh province battle a thick haze caused by smog-belching forest fires in the region. Photo: AFP
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