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Just energy transitions and coal bed methane: the case of Indonesia.

Sumarno, Theresia Betty



This book discusses how Coal Bed Methane (CBM) could help the acceleration of the energy transition in a ‘just’ way in Indonesia, due to the country's potential CBM reserves (and current dependence on climate damaging coal). Developing countries face multiple challenges in achieving their energy transitions. CBM in Indonesia could potentially be a catalyst for energy transition and subsequently improve access to energy. However, CBM faces numerous challenges and although Indonesia first developed its domestic CBM sector over more than a decade ago, they are still to implement this successfully. This book exposes the challenges and opportunities of CBM, exploring what lessons other countries could learn from Indonesia to improve the industry with a view to achieving energy transition and climate change targets. This book will be an invaluable reference for researchers and practitioners working in this field.


SUMARNO, T.B. 2021. Just energy transitions and coal bed methane: the case of Indonesia. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online]. Available from:

Book Type Monograph
Acceptance Date Oct 19, 2021
Online Publication Date Nov 2, 2021
Publication Date Oct 19, 2021
Deposit Date Sep 14, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 20, 2023
Publisher Springer
Series Title Energy, climate and the environment
Series ISSN 2947-8561; 2947-857X
ISBN 9783030854898; 9783030854928
Keywords Fiscal regimes; Gas; Energy transition; Coal bed methane; CBM; Indonesia; Low-carbon economy; Societal impacts; Energy justice; Energy policy; Sustainable energy policies
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