Waste Energy and Currency Powering Up Food Stall in Semarang

The eco-friendly canteen in Bambankerep, Semarang, Central Java, uses methane gas produced from landfill and receives payments with plastic waste. Semarang, is one of 12 cities that has been selected to launch the government’s waste to energy facility development in a bid to tackle solid waste issues.

Gemstone mining in Tincep village destroys forest

Tondano, Ekuatorial – Massive gemstone mining in Minahasa had taken its toll potentially damaging forest areas in Tincep village, Sonder district, Minahasa, Tincep head village, Rommy Dapu, said that villagers kept on hunting for gemstone and were difficult to be stopped. Up to Monday (6/7), local villagers have managed to dig at least to 20 […]

Oil palm expansion has taken its toll in Sorong district

Sorong, Ekuatorial – Due to massive oil palm plantation expansion, water scarcity hit Malalilis village of Klaili, Sorong district, said an activist, in Sorong, on Tuesday (5/5). “People are getting hard to find clean water as their village is located inside oil palm plantation. Forest cleared for oil palm. There’s no water in the village. […]

Lampung’s dilemma between energy and forestry

Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – High Voltage Air Channels or SUTT development from Kemuning hill of North Lampung to Liwa and Krui in West Lampung got stalled due to forestry permit, said an official in Bandarlampung, on Thursday (16/4). “The 30 Megawatt channels covers 70 kilometers of area which passes through residents but also Bukit Barisan Selatan […]

Gemstone mining threatens Wonogiri protected forest

Solo, Ekuatorial – Recent high demand on gemstones is threatening environment in Wonogori forest of Central Java, due to traditional way of mining, said a local official on Thursday (2/4). At least three sub districts, — Kismantoro, Jatiroto, and Tirtomoyo –, are being targeted by local miners for Fire Opal stone which is claimed as […]

State-owned companies earned bad rating in environmental performance

Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – Two state-owned power plants and hospital in Lampung earned poor rating on environmental performance according to Ministry of Environment and Forestry, said an official on Wednesday (25/2), in Bandarlampung. The rating, dubbed as PROPER [Environmental Performance Evaluation Rating Program], is an annual program set up by the ministry which assessing companies, state-owned […]

Indonesia turns to marine to combat climate change

Jakarta, Ekuatorial – As Indonesia step up its maritime resources, senior official for climate change negotiation said on Tuesday (23/12) that they will develop marine as renewable energy potential. “We have forgotten that 70 percent of Indonesia’s areas is ocean. Indonesia is a nation with a huge potential for renewable energy from marine sector. We […]