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Power rates put health at risk

  • Pius Ginting
    Pius Ginting

    Coordinator of the Association of People’s Emancipation and Ecological Action (AEER)

Jakarta | Wed, December 20, 2017 | 10:45 am
Power rates put health at risk In 2012, 60,000 people died prematurely because of air pollution. The damage could be irreversible if environmental control is relaxed in the effort to reduce electricity prices. (Shutterstock/-)

PREMIUM The Directorate General of Electricity is reviewing electricity prices set in power purchasing agreements with large independent power producers, of which coal-fired power plant projects have yet to begin construction and have not been given a Business Feasibility Certificate from the Finance Ministry. To protect the environment, this review needs to be monitored closely to ensure that environm...

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