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Joko Widodo

Climate warning

Stop the Java 9 & 10 coal plants!

Java 9 & 10 is a planned expansion project of the existing Suralaya coal-fired power plant in Banten, Indonesia. About 80% of the construction of the project has been completed to date (September 2023), and is planned to be fully operational in 2025. The two-unit expansion presents major climate and public health risks.
Java 9 & 10 will generate emissions of over 250 million tonnes of CO2 during its lifetime, resulting in huge climate impacts. Furthermore, the economic, energy and development argument for Jawa 9 & 10 is weak. The Java-Bali grid where the project is located already has the highest level of electrification in the country (around 99%) and over 40% of the electricity produced in the region is excess. 57.2% of the country's power requirements are met by coal. This expansion project will only mean that more coal will be used, thereby leading to increased levels of emissions and pollution.
The Banten Province has become an epicentre of air pollution due to the presence of numerous coal fired power plants releasing nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and particulate matter. Java 9 & 10 will contribute significantly to this. The new plants would require 9,572,000 tons of coal per year, further increasing the air pollution in the area.

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  • George Kariuki

    9 w

    This is unacceptable. We can't still be having discussions about coal plants. Dispeakable!

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    • Felix mokaya

      9 w

      @george_kariuki I agree with you !Action should be taken immediately

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    • Rotich Kim

      9 w

      The use of coal should be ban

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      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

        9 w

        The expansion of the Java 9 & 10 coal-fired power plants in Indonesia presents significant environmental and public health risks that cannot be ignored. The planned project will not only contribute to massive CO2 emissions, exacerbating climate change impacts, but it will also worsen air quality and pollution in the already heavily affected Banten Province.

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          • Felix mokaya

            9 w

            I think by now we should be past using coal .It is a shame for those who are still on coal plants .

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              9 w

              Keep the coal in the ground! 😣 Planet earth needs to heal from the damage caused by these coals and the unclean energy

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              • Sarah Chabane

                9 w

                Any coal exploitation should be stopped!!

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                • Boniface Kuria

                  9 w

                  How do you plan for expansion of coal powered power plants at these day and age. With all the negative effects it impacts on the climate... Most of the world is going away from coal. It's a shame.

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                  • Rotich Kim

                    9 w

                    This call for urgent intervention coal plant should be close to regulate and reduce emissions

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                    • mary Mwihaki

                      9 w

                      Coal plants should be stopped by all means it may release massive amount of pollution ,damaging people health and contributing to intensifying climate change

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                      • Joseph Githinji

                        9 w

                        @mary_dosarah I agree, this is one of the most harzodous plants around the globe.

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                      • walter lungayi

                        9 w

                        It's important to advocate for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources to reduce the impact of coal plants on the environment.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          9 w

                          @walter_lungayi True, this is the time to shift to clean energy sources.

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                        • Esther Wanjiku

                          9 w

                          Coal plants are medieval and need to be put to an end

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                          • Joseph Githinji

                            9 w

                            This is devastating, coal plants must be stopped by all means to protect the environment.

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                            • Jehannes Ros

                              9 w

                              Not good, we should increase favorable loans to these countries to build nuclear stations not gas of coal plants.

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                              • johnte ndeto

                                9 w

                                Coal operations should be discouraged at all cost

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