Even in Southeast Asia, coal is losing its lustre—only Indonesia has been building new plants in 2019

Published onOctober 25, 2019

Southeast Asia is the only region in the world where coal has a growing share in the energy mix. But according to new data from San Francisco-based non-governmental organisation Global Energy Monitor (GEM) the signs are that the coal industry is on the wane, even here. In the first six months of this year, only Indonesia, the world’s fifth biggest producer of the fossil fuel, started to build new coal-fired power plants. This year is shaping up to be the second in succession in which the regional coal pipeline has narrowed, with 1,500 megawatts (MW) worth of coal power being built in the first half of 2019, after only 2,744 MW entered construction in 2018.

Source: https://www.eco-business.com/news/even-in-southeast-asia-coal-is-losing-its-lustre-only-indonesia-has-been-building-new-plants-in-2019/