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Indonesia struggling to tap volcano power

High exploration costs and govt commitment among the enormous challenges facing sector

The Wayang Windu plant, which began producing electricity commercially 15 years after exploration first began at the site, illustrates some of the challenges in developing geothermal energy in Indonesia.

Wayang Windu, Indonesia

COLUMNS of steam shoot from the ground at an Indonesian power plant sitting in the shadow of an active volcano, as energy is tapped from the red-hot underbelly of the archipelago.

Pipes zig-zag up rugged mountainsides covered in tea plantations, carrying...

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