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Coal: Between growth and energy mix

Jakarta | Mon, June 19, 2017 | 01:07 pm
Coal: Between growth and energy mix A backhoe loads tons of coal to a heavy-duty truck at Adaro Energy's site in Kalimantan. (Courtesy of http://www.adaro.com//-)

PREMIUM Resistance against coal as source of energy is growing steadily. A local NGO called the Network for Mining Advocacy (Jatam) recently released a report entitled “Hungry Coal, Coal Mining and its Impact on National Food Security.” The report said existing coal concessions had overlapped 19 percent of the area mapped and dedicated for rice fields and could cause a loss of 1.7 million t...

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