Indonesia’s PLN shifts to biomass, reducing coal consumption and cutting 1.05 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2023.
Indonesia is making strides in its green energy efforts, as evidenced by a recent announcement from its state power firm, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN). The company used a significant amount of biomass for electricity production last year, aiming to reduce its reliance on coal.
In 2023, PLN reported the consumption of 1 million metric tons of biomass. This was used to generate electric power, marking a conscious effort to cut down coal use. The firm revealed this information on Wednesday.
The shift towards biomass has had a notable environmental impact. PLN claimed this transition reduced carbon emissions. The company estimates a reduction of 1.05 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent.
This initiative is a key part of Indonesia's broader strategy. The country is working to decrease its reliance on coal. Coal currently powers over half of Indonesia's electricity needs. Yet, environmentalists express concerns. They worry that increasing biomass usage could lead to deforestation, posing new challenges.
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