This is no ordinary game. This is part of an effort to uncover the figures and networks that run the coal business in Indonesia. Do you know who they are?
The coal business has been booming since the early 1990s. Indonesia’s coal production rose from a mere 13 million tons in 1991 to more than 606 million tons in 2021. Who gets the biggest share?
Indonesia relies heavily on coal, but China no longer favors overseas coal power—the energy poor get caught in between.
A documentary film on artisanal coal mining in Muara Enim, South Sumatera, Indonesia.
The plight of two communities in Indonesia and Vietnam are connected to the political and economic calculations of a player thousands of kilometers away: South Korea.
Indonesia is keen to benefit from the global demand for nickel but seems to be ignoring the social and environmental impact of mining it.
In Muara Enim, Indonesia, not only is coal mining not going away, it’s the only livelihood many people know. Meanwhile, a state-backed coal company hardly tolerates locals’ artisanal mines.
Indonesia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060 but the country is still heavily dependent on dirty energy, and policies are not friendly to the development of renewable energy.
The initiative aims to reduce 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and improve 1 billion lives by kick-starting post-pandemic economic recovery and enabling emerging economies to leapfrog to renewable energy.
Residents in Indonesia’s Suralaya are dealing with respiratory ailments and declining fish catches. They blame the South Korea supported power plants. Despite protests, the Jokowi government plans to expand coal-fired power projects.