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Indonesia Mulls New Renewable Energy Utility as PLN Resists Costs

Indonesia is considering creating another utility company dedicated to purchasing renewable energy as the state-owned power firm resists buying from renewable sources because of higher costs. President Joko Widodo wants to triple geothermal output this decade to help cut greenhouse gas emissions, but is struggling to attract investment in renewables...

Japan is Potential Investor for Indonesia in 2016

Indonesia which is intensively carrying out development to advance its economy needs a lot of funds to develop its infrastructures that are required to facilitate development in various economic sectors across the country. In developing its entire planned infrastructure, Indonesia requires a total financing of around Rp5,000 trillion rupiah (about...

India May Increase Coal Imports Soon

Indian coal imports may increase after 2020 as mining and infrastructure constraints stump the nation’s domestic production ambitions, according to consultant CRU Group. Output will expand to 810 million metric tonnes by the end of the decade, less than India’s targeted 1.5 billion tonnes, Matthew Boyle, Sydney-based principal consultant at...

Top 10 Oil And Gas Stories Of 2015

2015 has been an historic year for oil markets, one that few will forget. At the beginning of the year, crude oil was well on its way to the lowest point since the financial crisis, dropping into the $40s in January. Prices bounced around, rebounded into the $60s by...

Titan Infra Energy Group Mining Safety Commitment

Fulfillment of the obligations and responsibilities of the management of mining business activities against any employee in the application of the Occupational Health and Safety (K3) according to Ministerial Decree Mining and Energy 555K/1995, clause 28-30, the owner of the business activities must provide K3 education and training for...

CoAlgae Can Help Meet Future Energy Needs

A NEW fuel, Coalgae, produced from a combination of waste coal dust and algae, could save SA up to 40% of its crude oil imports. Ben Zeelie and his team at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) combined coal dust with algae to form neat, clean-burning briquettes. When heated up, they...

Energy Storage and Renewable Energy Growth to Accelerate in 2016

The extreme weather patterns and environmental occurrences experienced across the Asia Pacific region have brought to the forefront the urgent need for countries to work together and reach an agreement on actionable solutions to limit global warming. Examples of recent incidents include drought and severe haze in Southeast Asia,...

What Went Wrong at Rubicon Minerals?

Even before its meltdown, investors watching Rubicon Minerals Corp. could see some troubling warning signs. Everything seemed fine on the surface. The company said in April that it was on track for first gold production at its Phoenix project in Northern Ontario in mid-2015. And in June, it did indeed...