Geothermal Project in Bedugul Raises Controversy

Bali is an island and province of Indonesia blessed with abundant water reserves, vegetation, natural resources, and beautiful landscapes. One of the island’s most ubiquitous natural assets is the Bedugul forest area, which provides the island with major sources of water for irrigation.

For years, Bali’s frequent blackouts have forced the island’s policymakers to search for alternative sources of power – particularly through geothermal power plants. However, the plan to build a geothermal plant in the mountainous resort area of Bedugal has been strongly opposed by environmental activists and religious groups.

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Posted June 5, 2015 by repit in News

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