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Southeast Asia's energy majors pivot sharply to green power

Renewables tapped to feed region's steep rise in power demand

PT Pertamina Geothermal Energi workers rotate a valve at Karaha geothermal well in Tasikmalaya, Indonesia. The Southeast Asian nation's geothermal potential is second in the world only to the U.S.    © Reuters

BANGKOK/JAKARTA/TOKYO -- Southeast Asian energy companies, long dependent on fossil fuels, are rapidly turning to renewable energy to answer the mounting demand for electricity in the fast-developing region.

In Indonesia, StarEnergy looks to capitalize on native geothermal resources, made possible by the more than 100 active volcanoes that dot the island nation. At one project in West Java, steam produced by Mt. Salak passes through a pipeline to rotate power turbines. The only emissions at the plant are the milky white water vapors released by the plant's several chimneys.

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