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Social innovation for energy transition

  • Ibnu Budiman
    Ibnu Budiman

    MSc Honors Program, Environmental and Sustainablity Sciences student at SENSE Research School

Wageningen, Netherlands   /   Mon, November 20, 2017   /  12:29 pm
Social innovation for energy transition Green energy: Two workers check a street lamp that uses solar power on Teluk Harapan. (JP/Syafrizaldi)

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan recently said Indonesia may not be able to achieve its goal to increase the share of new and renewable sources of energy to 23 percent in the country’s energy mix by 2025. Indonesia has issued more than enough policies to attract investors to develop new and renewable energy. However, the response is slow as traditional fuels are still relatively cheaper. He also argued that despite the price getting lower and that the technology is available, the development of renewable energy would still take time. Then what can we do to contribute to the acceleration of the renewable energy transition? Beside economic issues, societal acceptance topic is also important in the renewable energy transition. The energy transition includes macro-level innovations that often consist of a series of technological advancements. This is usuall...

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