Indonesia says it could reach net-zero emissions by 2055, five years ahead of target

Indonesia is expected to reach net-zero emissions by the year of 2055, running ahead five years of the government’s aim of 2060, if it gains financial and technology help, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister Luhut Pandjaitan stated. Indonesia is the supreme coal exporting dealer and more than 60 per cent of the country’s power energy is created by burning the fuel, which is the single-largest source of carbon dioxide emissions heating up the planet. The country has been making deals with prosperous financially strong nations, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and others to help fund the early retirement of coal plants.  Mr Luhut stated that the government of Indonesia will continue exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). “We don’t have a plan to ban LNG exports, but we look after our national interest first,” he said, which showed his terror of a possible scarcity.