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Indonesia aims to dump coal plants for carbon neutrality by 2060

State utility envisions gradual cuts until all power comes from clean sources

Indonesia aims to gradually wean itself off reliance on coal-fired power plants.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesian state utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara is aiming to phase out coal-fired power as the country brings forward its carbon neutrality ambitions to 2060.

The expedited schedule comes on the heels of a decision earlier in the month to stop the construction of new coal-burning plants as well as government plans to introduce a carbon tax.

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