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Toward competitive geothermal sector

  • Adelia Pratiwi and Andi Kuncoro

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Jakarta   /   Mon, November 4, 2019   /  01:33 pm
Toward competitive geothermal sector Aerial look of the Sarulla geothermal power plants in North Tapanuli regency, North Sumatra in this undated file photography. (Courtesy of/Sarulla Operations Ltd)

This year is a decade away from the deadline to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By putting geothermal power as a source of renewable energy under a microscope, one gets a very interesting picture of how to direct Indonesia’s future national energy development policy. One of the SDGs that Indonesia lacks is renewable energy development. This goal is about how to make renewables operate well and sufficiently to power the economy in a more environmentally friendly mode. Based on National Energy Policy, the government of Indonesia is preparing to leapfrog new renewable energy’s share in the national energy mix from 7.7 percent in 2016 to 23 percent by 2025, while rapidly reducing oil and coal’s share. Global nonfossil-based electricity sources have not been significant in the past 10 years, going by data of the Organization for Economic Cooperatio...

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