Indonesian government plans to replace 11GW of older coal-fired capacity with renewables

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The Indonesian government plans to remove old coal-fired power plants with plants using renewable energy, the country’s Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif said on Thursday.He said the country will replace coal power plants aged 20 years and older.“Perusahaan Listrik Negara is taking inventory of those plants that will be replaced by renewable energy plants,” Tasrif said, referring to the state electricity utility company.He said the government may replace up to 69 units of coal-fired power plants and coal gas-fired power plants, with a combined power capacity of over 11,000 megawatts of electricity.Indonesia, a major coal exporter, uses coal to power around 60% of its electricity needs but the government is aiming to double the contribution of renewables, which include solar power, geothermal and hydropower, among others.[Wilda Asmarini]More: Indonesia plans to replace old coal power plants with renewable plants: minister Indonesian government plans to replace 11GW of older coal-fired capacity with renewableslast_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette sends encouraging message to Arsenal fans amid Barcelona transfer rumours

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first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 May 2019 7:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette has sent a reassuring message to Arsenal supporters that he feels at home in north London amid speculation of a possible move to Barcelona this summer.Recent reports have claimed that Barcelona are eyeing Lacazette as a cheaper alternative to Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Arsenal are believed to be aware of their interest.At the weekend, Lacazette admitted he was flattered to be linked with a club of Barcelona’s stature and Arsenal have responded by planning talks with the Frenchman over a new long-term contract.Arsenal fans were given a fright on Wednesday as Lacazette appeared among the player profiles on Barca’s website – but seeing as the likes of Steve Bould and Sol Bamba were also on the list it was, very obviously, a glitch.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gunners are not likely to entertain any offers for Lacazette in the coming months and will no doubt be delighted at the sight of the striker’s most recent Instagram post.Lacazette uploaded a photograph which showed him posing with his team-mates at Arsenal’s London Colney training base with the location set as ‘My Garden’.IT’S OFFICIAL: HE’S STAYING… probablyBarcelona are not the only club to have been linked to Lacazette in recent weeks with Le 10 Sport suggesting that Atletico Madrid have made an approach for the forward.Antoine Griezmann has announced that he will leave Atleti this summer and the La Liga giants have reportedly identified Lacazette as a possible replacement.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesLacazette was an unused substitute as Arsenal beat Burnley 3-1 in their final match of the Premier League campaign, with Unai Emery keen to rest the attacker after he played the full 90 minutes and scored against Valencia.The France international is expected to start Arsenal’s Europa League final with Chelsea barring injury.MORE: Ed Woodward gives Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his backing despite Man United’s turbulent end to the season Commentcenter_img Alexandre Lacazette sends encouraging message to Arsenal fans amid Barcelona transfer rumours Advertisementlast_img read more