Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone over 500 reef building coral species can be found. For comparison, this is about 7 times as many as in the entire Caribbean. There is a wide range of dive sites with high quality reefs, all with their own specific attractions. Many sites can have strong currents and swell, so diving without a knowledgeable guide is inadvisable. Most recently, Bali was the host of the 2011 ASEAN Summit, 2013 APEC and Miss World 2013.
Government planners say the introduction of electric vehicles on the domestic market and a concerted push into solar power, neglected up to now, will help reduce Indonesia’s $21.2 billion in energy imports by at least a third and also utilize 8,000 megawatts of oversupply on the Java-Bali electricity grid.
Shiina Tsuyuki made up her mind that she needed to do something after receiving a rare educational experience overseas at a sustainable, self-reliant school ... Tsuyuki enrolled in Green SchoolBali, a private school in Indonesia, where she studied in the jungle in a bamboo building. The school relied on electricity and food it produced all on its own ... .
Shares ... PT PJBMasdarSolar Energi, a joint venture company between state-owned electricity firm PLN subsidiary Pembangkitan Jawa Bali and Abu Dhabi-based renewables firm Masdar, conducted the inauguration of the power plant ... She also said PLN would pay 5.8 US cents per kilowatt hour (kwH) of the plant’s electricity. Read also ... 12 ... Topics .. .
For many villagers, access to electricity is not just access to lighting but also signifies progress, modernity and a sense of belonging ... At the same time the western part of the country, particularly Java and Bali and other large urban areas, receive relatively stable and reliable electricity supply.
Qantas’ business class aboard its A330-200 provides the setting for today’s review, travelling from Sydney to Denpasar, Bali... day flight to Bali ... It was dark by the time we reached Bali, but we had some holding to do thanks to a spectacular, intense electrical storm.
State electricity company PLN’s subsidiary, PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali (PJB), aims to complete biomass mixing tests on its 15 coal-fired power plants by the end of this year as the company vows to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint, an executive says ... “Consumers want to have reliable, cheap and eco-friendly electricity from PLN.
Shares. The police have arrested a 50-year-old man whose kite reportedly broke and fell onto a substation owned by state electricity firm PLN in Pesanggaran, Denpasar , Bali, leading to a five-hour blackout in three districts on the resort island on Sunday ... Comr. Jansen Avitus Panjaitan said in a statement on Monday. Read also ... Museum ... .
According to recent research by Trend Asia and Pena Masyarakat, the projects will not only carry health risks for locals but also be unprofitable and unnecessary given that the Java-Bali electricity network already exceeds its consumption demands.
Shares ... Read also. Explainer ... Read also ... Read also ... Two AIIB infrastructure projects are in the pipeline for Indonesia, namely a multifunctional satellite public-private partnership (PPP) project worth $150 million as well as the East Java and Bali power distribution project with state-owned electricity firm PLN worth $310 million ... Topics .. .
They will feed into the Java-Bali grid, which already has a glut of idle electricity due to low demand, effectively meaning the geothermal power could go to waste, said Satrio Swandiko Prilianto, renewable energy campaigner at Greenpeace Southeast Asia.