INDONESIA-ENVIRONMENT-ENERGY

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To go with Indonesia-environment-energy FEATURE by Angela Dewan
In this photograph taken on March 19, 2014, Sumbanese family gather in their house powered by electricity from mini hydroelectric generators — known as “microhydro plants” built beside a river dam in Kamanggih village in Sumba island located in central Indonesia, bringing electricity to the local community. Until two years ago, most people in Kamanggih village on the island of Sumba had no power at all. While Indonesia struggles to fuel its fast-growing economy, Sumba is harnessing power from the sun, wind, rivers and even pig dung in a bid to go 100 percent renewable by 2025. The ambitious project, called the “Iconic Island”, was started by Dutch development organisation Hivos. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

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