Indonesian Energy Minister recently said the government wants to cut the national coal production, coal is the matter with the union to negotiate. Although coal exports are the main driving force of economic growth in Indonesia, but the Indonesian government realized that in order to stimulate economic growth energy exports not a permanent solution.
Indonesia's coal reserves of 280 million tons, the current annual capacity of 400 million tons of coal, 330 million tons of coal exports in 2012. According to this coal consumption rate, about 70 years after the Indonesian coal will dry up. In order to avoid over-exploitation of coal resources, the Indonesian government had to consider long-term, so that coal development slowdown. The Government expressed the hope that Indonesia in 2050 can be achieved from a reliance on coal export countries dependent on coal imported into a country.