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Solar gets a boost in Indonesia's new $35bn renewable power plan

State utility PLN aims to phase out coal from 2028 over several decades

Indonesia is aiming to wean itself off coal and sees solar energy as part of the solution.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia has announced a new electricity procurement plan that includes up to 500 trillion rupiah ($35 billion) for development of renewable energy-based power plants in the coming decade as Southeast Asia's largest economy aims to cut its dependence on coal.

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