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Indonesia turning away from nuclear power plans

 Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said, “What happened in Japan last March can happen in Indonesia because (the two countries’) geography is very much similar.”

He suggested that in pursuing its best energy mix, the world’s most populous Muslim country is willing to consider alternative sources of energy, such as geothermal, solar and hydroelectric power, while moving to limit the use of oil and coal as energy sources in the long run….

Indonesia cautious about nuclear option after Fukushima crisis Mainichi Daily News 18 June 11 TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Visiting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed strong reservations on Friday about proceeding with plans to build nuclear power plants in his earthquake- and tsunami-prone country, following Japan’s nuclear disaster triggered by a magnitude 9.0 quake and tsunami.

Indonesia is unlikely to start building a nuclear power plant during his second term in office, which runs through October 2014, amid protests from local people and green activists over the project.

“If we could build energy sources other than a nuclear energy plant, we will choose those kinds of energy sources,” Yudhoyono said in an interview with Kyodo News in Tokyo, adding that nuclear power is “very much debatable” and that safety must be ensured before going ahead………

Speaking with Kyodo reporters on the second day of his three-day visit to Japan ahead of his talks with Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Yudhoyono said, “What happened in Japan last March can happen in Indonesia because (the two countries’) geography is very much similar.”

He suggested that in pursuing its best energy mix, the world’s most populous Muslim country is willing to consider alternative sources of energy, such as geothermal, solar and hydroelectric power, while moving to limit the use of oil and coal as energy sources in the long run……

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110618p2g00m0dm012000c.html

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June 18, 2011 - Posted by | Indonesia, politics

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