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UK - Indonesia coal connections
Down to Earth No.85-86, August 2010
What is the coal relationship between Indonesia and the UK? How are ordinary people connected - from consumers and shareholders in the UK to communities suffering the impacts of coal-mining in Indonesia? This article is the result of some initial investigations into those links.
By Carolyn Marr, DTE
As one of Indonesia top foreign direct investors, it is no surprise that Britain is involved in the country's coal sector.1 This ranges from UK-based companies developing and operating coal mines in Kalimantan, to British investment in coal-fired power stations on Java. The UK and Indonesian governments have also agreed to work together on controversial carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, aimed at reducing carbon emissions from coal burning in power stations.
Compared to other sectors, such as oil palm and timber, there is little public awareness about the existing and potential future damaging social and environmental impacts of this promotion of coal by the UK and Indonesia.
In the UK, the coal debate has centred on the need to cut carbon emissions and whether coal - the dirtiest of fossil fuels - can ever be 'clean' enough to play a part in a future energy mix. But following the failure of December's UNFCCC climate summit in Copenhagen to galvanise governments into action on climate change, the debate has slid down the government agenda. The focus of Britain's new coalition government is now firmly on dealing with the debt crisis.
In Indonesia, there is pressure to cut carbon emissions too. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has pledged to reduce emissions by 26% on business as usual projections by 2020.2 The strategy includes halting deforestation, one of the causes of which is coal mining. Yet Indonesia wants to increase revenues from mining - and coal is currently the biggest revenue earner among the minerals3 - meaning expansion, not reduction of coal mining.
The international policy contradictions are clear too: countries like the UK want to carry on using coal (including imports from Indonesia) as well as cutting carbon emissions at home. They also want Indonesia to cut its emissions: The UK recently pledged GBP50million to support forest carbon conservation in Indonesia over the next five years - though there are serious doubts as to whether schemes to reduce emissions through deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) can succeed.4
Where do local communities fit into to all this? The impacts of climate change are already hitting poor people in the South - including Indonesia - harder than the richer industrialised countries.5 On top of that, the appalling social and environmental impacts of coal are affecting the lives of ordinary Indonesians. These impacts are all too often ignored in the coal and climate debates, yet they are a key part of the argument against coal. As this special issue of the DTE newsletter highlights, coal mining is currently blighting a whole generation of Indonesians in Kalimantan. It is time that consumers of Indonesian coal and shareholders of companies investing in the Indonesian coal sector become more aware of the damaging consequences of their involvement and take action to prevent yet more damage.
Which companies import Indonesian coal?
The UK gets most of its coal from other countries (see box). Coal from Indonesia amounted to just under 5% of total imports in 2008, (or around 3% of the UK's total coal supply). Other imports came from Russia (35% of the total supply); Colombia (9%), South Africa, Australia and USA (7%) along with 28% from within the UK.
So, although Indonesian coal represents a relatively small proportion of coal used in the UK, this still amounted to over two million tonnes in 2008.
Information on who ordered this coal and where it went once it arrived in the UK is hard to track down.6 Of twenty coal importers listed on the Association of UK Coal Importers website, only seven specifically mention Indonesia in relation to coal, while only one mentions a specific Indonesian mine.
Drax Power Ltd, owner of the UK's largest coal-fired power station, reported successful test burning of Indonesian coal in 2006, but did not mention which mines produced the coal.7
ScottishPower is an electricity company, with a number of power plants totalling 6,400MW, fuelled mainly by coal and gas. The company website lists Indonesia as a source for coal (for example in 2004-2005).8 It mentions a specific Indonesian mine, but only as a potential source of coal.
In its performance summary 2007, the company says its coal and biofuels trading manager visited a coal mine called Gudang Hitam near the city of Samarinda in East Kalimantan to see if the mine operated to acceptable standards, in terms of employee welfare, health and safety, terms and conditions and environmental stewardship. The findings - which are minimal especially as far as environmental stewardships is concerned - were reported as follows:
"This initial visit found that the mine was well-run with an on-site medical centre and canteen. Employee terms and conditions included health insurance, a pension plan and a range of welfare provisions that included family members"
"Environmental stewardship, including transportation of the coal was also scrutinised. Coal is taken a short distance by lorry and then shipped on barges 50 km down the Sanga Sanga River to the coast, where it is placed onto bulk carriers for delivery to customers around the world."9
This report gives no information about the impacts of the mining, coal transport or shipping. Yet Samarinda is one of the areas worst affected by coal mining, where impacts include flooding and loss of local livelihoods due to pollution from the many coal operations in the area (see previous article).
A separate corporate responsibility report for the same year included an 'Independent Assurance Statement' from a company called CSR Network Ltd. This remarked upon the fact that the company had included information about potential procurement from an Indonesian mine, but recommended that more details were needed:
"We recommend that consideration be given to providing more systematic information on these issues in future reports, including where possible, reporting on the findings of independent verification of social and environmental impacts and supplier management standards." 10
ScottishPower also states it is a member of a group called the Basic Services Human Rights Network, which is facilitated by Human Rights Consultancy Twenty Fifty. According to the company, its representatives worked with a consortium of UK generators to examine the key issues relating to ethical coal procurement and a report was due to be published in early 2008.11 This report does not appear to have materialised, however.12
Rudrum Holdings runs a fuel procurement company with three import, storage and preparation facilities for coal in Redruth, Cornwall; Avonmouth, Bristol; and Grassmoor, near Chesterfield. It lists Indonesia as a source of coal. The company website states that it pays visits to, and holds regular dialogue with, most of the world's key coal producers, including Indonesia13 but does not mention which mines produce the coal.
Coal in figures
UK-based mining companies
UK-based mining companies directly involved in coal exploration and mining include the mining multinational giant BHP-Billiton and the lesser known Churchill Mining. Two other UK-based multinationals, Rio Tinto and BP, played a major role in developing coal mining in Kalimantan until 2003.
The Australian-British multinational mining company BHP Billiton holds seven mining concessions covering 355,000 hectares in Central Kalimantan.27 The company is also exclusive marketing agent for PT Arutmin Indonesia, which operates six mining locations in South Kalimantan (see box, below).
The company announced it would sell off the Central Kalimantan project in late 2009, but reversed the decision earlier this year. Then, in March 2010, BHP Billiton announced an agreement to create a new joint venture for its Indonesian Coal Project with a subsidiary of PT Adaro Energy TBK (see also box). Adaro will hold a 25% interest in the joint venture with BHP Billiton retaining 75%.28
According to press reports, the project is expected to start commercial production in 2014, with output reaching 6 million tonnes of both thermal and coking coal within five years.29 Allegedly high proportions of metallurgical grade coal could well be a major attraction for BHP.
What will be the impact of the project? There is scant public information about the indigenous and local communities living in and around the concession area. Instead, the attention has focused on the biodiversity impacts.
In 2007, the UK's Sunday Times newspaper reported that the BHP Billiton planned to exploit mining rights in the Heart of Borneo conservation area and that it had lobbied for the protected status of some of its concession areas to be lifted.30 Previously, a study for WWF confirmed that BHP's concessions overlapped with the Heart of Borneo area.31 Meanwhile, the company's Sustainability Report for 2008 paints a benign picture of BHP, working to protect biodiversity in its concessions areas, (without referring to the Heart of Borneo).
The company estimates that the total 'disturbed area' within its concessions will be around 15,000 hectares, from the total concession area of 355,000 hectares. The report states the area had been under 'considerable threat from changes in land use, such as forestry and the rapid growth of palm oil plantations, plus 'poorly managed mining practices and illegal mining'. BHP does not appear to include itself as one of these threats.
The report also says that, should the project proceed, the plan is to start by creating 'small mines'.
"By starting small, our aim is to develop further understanding of and experience in how to manage the environmental and biodiversity impacts within the region before large scale operations commence." 32
Can BHP be trusted? The company's association with human rights abuses, environmental destruction and climate change was highlighted in an alternative annual report produced by civil society groups for last year's BHP Billiton AGM in London. The report highlights cases from eight countries where the company operates. These, along with other information in the report undermine the company's claims of sustainability. The report's introduction says:
"A number of recurring issues are prominent ... including human rights abuses, labour rights, relocation of communities, mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples, destruction of sacred sites, devastating impacts on food and water, climate change, use of paramilitaries, health concerns, irresponsible tailings disposal procedures and questionable corporate social responsibility".33
Churchill Mining PLC, listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, is a British company whose activities are centred on a thermal coal project in East Kutai district, East Kalimantan. Plans for the East Kutai Coal Project (EKCP) include an annual production rate of 20 million tonnes, construction to start this year (2010) and start up in two years time. The project has a resource of 1.4 billion tonnes of thermal coal.34
East Kutai is already one of the most intensively mined districts (see previous article).
Three open pits are planned with the coal transported away from the mine using a 160 km conveyor system. The conveyor will be powered by a 75MW coal-fired plant using EKCP coal. A new deepwater port will also be built and the projected loading rate is 6,000 tonnes per hour.35
The company has another project called Sendawar, also in East Kalimantan, which it describes as a highly prospective area for coal bed methane.36
Until 2003, two of the UK's most powerful multinational companies, Rio Tinto and BP, were joint operators of one of the world's biggest coal mines: the Kaltim Prima (KPC) open-cast mine in East Kalimantan. This project has a long association with evictions, livelihood loss, pollution, strikes, use of the Indonesian security forces and dubious dealings with Indonesia's business and political elite.37
JATAM recently confirmed that local communities have experienced human rights violations since the KPC mine was opened. For example, in 1986, the company displaced 73 families from their land in Sangatta district, without compensation, to make way for employee housing. Four years later, a further 32 hectares of land owned by twenty families in Muara Bengalon was seized to make room for the coal storage area. There was no compensation and local people were banned from entering the area.38 Local protests later forced a lifting of the ban.
KPC was sold to Bumi Resources in 2003, a company controlled by the Bakrie Group. This conglomerate is owned by Aburizal Bakrie, chairman of Golkar (former dictator President Suharto's political vehicle) and recently appointed by current president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as head of a new secretariat to oversee the governing coalition parties (which includes Golkar).39 Bakrie was listed as Indonesia's richest person in 2008 by Globe Asia.40 His companies have been embroiled in legal disputes over tax evasion, 41 and another Bakrie company is also responsible for an an ongoing 'mud volcano' disaster associated with one of its oil operations in East Java. The Lapindo disaster claimed 14 lives and has people forced tens of thousands of local people to abandon their villages.42 (See also separate article on KPC and corruption).
Coal mining companies in Indonesia
KPC is Indonesia' biggest coal mine and one of the world's biggest too, producing 55-60 million tonnes a year.45
2) PT Adaro Indonesia, another Indonesian company, operates the Tutupan mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia's second biggest coal producer after KPC.46
3) Banpu Public Co. Ltd, a Thai company, operates four open pit mines in South and East Kalimantan: Jorong, Indominco Bontang, Kitadin-Embalut and Trubaindo.47
4) PT Kideco Jaya Agung, owned by South Korean and Indonesian companies, operates the Roto mining complex in East Kalimantan. Roto North supplies South Korean power generators while Roto South produces coal for export and domestic markets.48
In 2006, the first three companies accounted for 69% of the country's coal exports, worth a total of US$6.2 billion.49
Other large thermal coal producers are:
Investment in the coal sector
British banks are involved in financing Indonesian coal mines. They include:
- Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which is now 84 % owned by the public,51 following massive government bailouts in 2008-2009. Before the financial crisis, in July 2007 RBS and nine other banks loaned USD1,200 million to the Hong Kong-based Noble Group, which owns coal production assets in Australia and Indonesia.52
- Barclays and one other bank loaned USD950 million to India-based Tata Power in June 2007. Tata has a stake in Bumi Resources, Indonesia's biggest coal producer (see box). The following year (March 2008) Barclays joined nine other banks in loaning USD845 million more to Tata.53
- Standard Chartered - a major UK-based global investment bank - was the issued the shared to the market and was original lead manager for capital raised by Straits Asia Resources for its projects in Indonesia in 2007.54
- PT Adaro lists among its own lenders, UK banks HSBC and Standard Chartered, along with France's Credit Agricole and the Asian financial services group, DBS.
Investment in Indonesia's coal-fired power stations
British companies are involved in several coal-fired power station projects in Indonesia. These include the existing Paiton and Paiton II plants in East Java, plus Paiton III plant (under construction). The first two Paiton projects were notoriously expensive and reportedly mired in the corrupt practices of the last years of the government of former president Suharto.55
International Power PLC is a UK-based electricity generating company with interests in 21 countries, including Indonesia and the UK. In Indonesia it holds interests in the Paiton power station which started operations in 1999 with a gross capacity of 1,365MW and is also involved in the 815MW Paiton III plant now under construction next to the original plant in Probolinggo, East Java.56
International Power owns PT Paiton Energy along with two Japanese companies (Mitsui, Tokyo Electric Power Company) and one Indonesian partner (PT Batu Hitam Perkasa).57 International Power's shareholding in PT Paiton is 40.5%.58 The new Paiton III plant's operator will be IPMOMI (operator of the existing Paiton plant) in which International Power holds a 59.9% interest.59
Paiton III will be a 'supercritical' coal plant. According to the company, supercritical technology can achieve efficiencies of between 42 and 44% in comparison to around 40% for a subcritical coal plant. The company also says it is investing in low carbon technologies, including a pilot carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Australia which started up in April 2009 and has been capturing 25 tonnes of CO2 per day.60 As far as costs of future environmental restrictions are concerned, the company indicates that it does not expect this to cause additional costs as there is no major imminent legislation expected in Asia and - under its long-term agreements with state electricity company PLN - it won't be responsible for future carbon costs.61
Meanwhile, Paiton I is a huge CO2 emitter, pumping almost 9 million tonnes of the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere each year.62
As far as human rights are concerned, International Power's policy talks about the application of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights principles throughout its workforce.63 There is no mention of the human rights of people affected by procurement of coal, or impacts in communities living near the power station project. Instead its 'Communities' web page commits to playing a 'positive role' by providing local employment, supporting the local economy; acting as a responsible neighbour and employer and contributing towards the improvement of local health and education services.64
PowerGen, now the Germany based energy giant E.ON, was previously involved in Paiton II, a 1,220MW power station which began operation in 2000. The company held a 35% stake but disinvested in 2004.65
Powergen said that it addressed the issue of human rights throughout its operations around the world through its commitment to equal opportunities and treating people "fairly, with dignity and respect".66
International Financial Institutions like the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank are another component of the UK-Indonesia coal relationship.
Despite international criticism of its continued funding for fossil fuel projects, the UK remains one of the top five shareholders in the World Bank.67
Analysis last year by the US-based think tank, the Bank Information Center, showed that the World Bank Group is continuing to spend on the extractive industries68 while simultaneously adopting a leading role in the management of global climate change mitigation and adaptation funds.
BIC showed that the Bank's private lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), increased lending for fossil fuel projects by a substantial 165% during July 2007-June 2008.
The UK was joint third biggest shareholder in the IFC in 2009 (with 5% of IFC shares).69
A survey by the US NGO Environmental Defense, found that in 2009 Indonesia was the highest recipient of public funds (including World Bank Group funds) for coal-fired power stations.70
In Indonesia, recent IFC lending approvals in the extractives and fossil fuel- based power generation sectors, amount to over USD 240 million. They include loans to a coal-fired power plant in South Kalimantan to be operated by an Indonesian company called PT Makmur Sejahtera Wisesa, (a subsidiary of PT. Adaro Energy Tbk) approved 21st June 2007.71
IFC provided $25 million for its own account and arranged a $96.8 million syndicated facility with five international banks (Calyon [France], Cordiant Capital [Canada], DBS [Singapore], ING Bank [Netherlands], and KBC [Belgium]) to help build this 60-megawatt coal-fired power plant. According to IFC, Makmur Sejahtera Wisesa will sell the generated electricity to PT Adaro Indonesia, while excess electricity from the plant will be sold to the state electricity firm, PLN, "to help stabilize the local power grid for other commercial and residential users."72
The power plant is expected to be completed by 2010. The new electricity supply will save Adaro $100 million annually in foreign exchange from diesel oil imports, as well as substantially reduce the company's operation costs.
In other words, public money is being used to help save money for this powerful mining company which is Indonesia's second biggest coal producer.
Another channel for UK public funds is the Asian Development Bank (ADB), where the UK is 14th largest investor.73 The ADB is part of an international group providing USD1.8 billion to finance Tata Power's Mundra power stations in Gujarat, India. According to Tata, almost half of the dry fuel required for the 1,600 MW project will be sourced from Indonesian mines.74(See also separate article on Indonesia-India coal links.)
Government to government cooperation
What are the UK-Indonesia government-to-government links on coal? Given the substantial private sector links outlined above and the fact that the UK still relies on coal for almost a third of its electricity, it is not surprising that the UK is keen to develop further coal links with Indonesia. Meanwhile, the international pressure on both countries to cut carbon emissions has helped direct government-to-government attention towards the technical fix of carbon capture and storage (CCS). (See also separate Coal and Climate Change article.)
In 2008, the UK and Indonesia governments signed a memorandum of understanding on environmental cooperation and climate change to strengthen mutual cooperation in these areas. As well a paragraphs on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and oil palm, the MoU included a commitment to "continuing bilateral cooperation on studying of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) potential for Indonesia."
In May 2009, DTE wrote to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) expressing concern about measures to study CCS as a possible future option for Indonesia's coal-fired energy sector. This, argued DTE, would mean "support for an industry which is associated with serious resource rights conflicts, forest destruction and air and water pollution in coal mining areas in Indonesia, as well as being one of the dirtiest means of energy generation in terms of GHG emissions."
The letter said: "We believe that efforts need to be focused now on moving away from fossil fuel generation to renewable alternatives (both in Indonesia and the UK), rather than supporting this industry in the hope that as yet unproven CCS technology can eventually clean it up."75
DTE never received a reply.
A new UK-Indonesia group, (the UK-Indonesia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change), which was set up under the MoU, had its first meeting in June 2009. The second meeting will be held in July 2010. The core members of the working group are DECC, the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Indonesian Ministry of Environment as co-signatories of the memorandum. Representatives from other government departments and agencies from both the UK and Indonesia also participate in meetings as appropriate.
According to Joan Ruddock, a minister in the previous Labour government, outcomes of the working group to date include the exchange of information on the EU renewable energy directive; CCS; sustainable palm oil; and forestry and land use issues. In March this year the UK government also hosted a two-week placement for an Indonesian Government official at DECC and DEFRA.76
Debunking 'clean coal'
The British government remains committed to coal as an important part of the UK's energy mix, despite the pressing need to cut carbon emissions, and despite high profile public campaigns against its continued use by major civil society groups. Like the previous Labour government, the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government is putting its faith in CCS. It says it will continue public sector investment in CCS for four coal-fired power stations and establish an emissions performance standard that will prevent coal-fired power stations being built unless they are equipped with sufficient carbon capture and storage..."77 A new government office for CCS was launched in March this year to support such initiatives.
The same month a new government report was launched: 'Clean coal: an industrial strategy for the development of carbon capture and storage across the UK'.78 The very title of this report highlights the limited nature of the debate around coal and CCS. Even if all the carbon was captured, coal would still not be 'clean', as evidence from Indonesia's coal-blighted communities shows.
The British government, as well as the private sector and company shareholders need to recognise the implications of their continued support for coal through UK energy policies that encourage coal imports from Indonesia; public money for government-to-government assistance on CCS; public funding for IFI involvement in Indonesia-based coal projects or for projects in other countries which rely on Indonesian coal; and private sector investment in Indonesian coal mining and power generation.
While local people continue to suffer the damage to their health and livelihoods inflicted by such coal connections, coal will remain both dirty and deadly.
Thanks to Roger Moody for editorial advice.
- According to Indonesia's National Investment Board (BKPM), the UK was 5th largest investor during 2009, www.bkpm.go.id/file_uploaded/public/Ranking%20of%20Foreign%20Direct%20Investment%20Realization%20by%20Country,%202009.pdf
- See DTE 84, March 2010.
- The Jakarta Post 27/Aug/2009
- See various articles in DTE newsletters including DTE 84, also DTE 84 and DTE 82.
- For more information on climate change impacts, see for example DTE 83, December 2009.
- DTE is writing to the UK's coal importers to ask them whether they get coal from Indonesia, which mines the coal comes from and what it is used for.
- www.draxpower.com, Interim Results 2007, slide 13. Accessed February 2010.
- Scottish Power, Procurement performance 2004-5: www.scottishpower.com/uploads/crprocurement.pdf
- Scottish Power Performance Summary 2007, www.scottishpower.com/p11.asp#story2, accessed 24/Jun/10.
- Scottish Power CRS report 2007, www.scottishpower.com/uploads/CRReport2007.pdf, accessed 24/Jun2010.
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- DECC statistics: Solid Fuel and Derived Gases Table 2.4, accessed 17/Jun/2010.
- DECC statistic as above.
- Indonesian coal by D.L.Ewart Jr. and R Vaughn, Marston & Martson Inc. May 2009.
- Reuters 31/May/2010
- Marston & Marston May 2009 as above
- Marston & Marston May 2009 as above
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- www.bhpbilliton.com/bb/sustainableDevelopment/caseStudies/2008/turningChallengesIntoOpportunitiesMaruwaiCoalProjectsBiodiversityStrategy.jsp, accessed 24/Jun/10. The company is also involved in a controversial Australian government REDD scheme in Indonesia. See DTE 82
- Undermining the Future, see www.piplinks.org/system/files/BHP+Billiton+Alternative+Report.pdf
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- See past DTE newsletters eg DTE 57
- See 'Bumi Resources Ensures the Bleak Future of East Kutai', english.jatam.org/content/view/96/19/
- AFP 27/May/2010
- Globe Asia 150 Wealthiest Indonesians, accessed 4/Nov/08
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- Indonesian coal, Marston & Marston, May 2009.
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- Economic Times (India) 7/Jun/2010
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- IP press release 4/aug/08 as above.
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- IFC Annual Report 2009, p. 106. See www.ifc.org/ifcext/annualreport.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/AR2009_English/$FILE/AR2009_English.pdf
- Environmental Defense, www.edf.org/documents/9584_coal-plants-spreadsheet.xls
- DTE 78
- IFC Investment Enables Power Generation in Indonesia, 5/Aug/2008 www.ifc.org/ifcext/media.nsf/content/SelectedPressRelease?OpenDocument&UNID=9B274247F9738CF08525749C0053F144. An environmental and social review summary of this project is on IFC's website at www.ifc.org/ifcext/spiwebsite1.nsf/2bc34f011b50ff6e85256a550073ff1c/b18dff6c506c77db852576c10080cd55?OpenDocument&Highlight=0,Indonesia
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- Coalspot.com 23/Sep/09
- Letter to Ed Miliband, Britain's Secretary of State for Department of Energy and Climate Change. See DTE 80
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- programmeforgovernment.hmg.gov.uk/energy-and-climate-change/, acc.24/Jun/10.
- www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/what_we_do/uk_supply/energy_mix/ccs/occs/occs.aspx, accessed 24/Jun/10.