BP: Indonesia’s Coal Consumption has Doubled Since 2010

Makes sense when you are a country who is running around 7% GDP growth, endeavouring and succeeding in pulling millions out of abject poverty into prosperity, wealth and health.

Good luck to them. I live amongst them and they are a wonderful people who deserve all the wealth and abundance that the little black rock of wonder – coal – delivers.

Watts Up With That?


Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t JoNova – According to BP, Indonesia’s coal consumption has doubled since 2010, promoting coal to be the largest source of Indonesian energy.

Indonesia’s coal consumption remains high: BP

The BP Statistical Review 2016 revealed on Wednesday that Indonesia’s coal consumption had doubled since 2010. Last year, coal became the country’s dominant source of fuel, accounting for 41 percent of total energy consumption.

“Last year, Indonesia’s exports for coal fell sharply. The reason was because the global demand decreased at that time, during which China, one of the country’s key markets for coal exports, cut its use of coal,” Dale said.

He added that over the past 10 years, growth in global coal demand had been driven by China. However, China’s economy has shifted away from coal to using cleaner, lower carbon fuel sources such as renewable energy and natural…

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