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Govt establishes renewable energy directorate general

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 25 2010   /  10:03 am

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has established a new directorate general for managing renewable energy and energy conservation.

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Darwin Zahedy Saleh appointed Luluk Sumiarso as the inaugural director general for renewable energy and energy conservation on Tuesday. “The establishment of the directorate general marks our efforts to prepare for alternative energy,” Darwin said.

He added that Luluk had to immediately formulate a road map for new and renewable energy development as well as for energy conservation.

Luluk’s previously advised the minister on technology and human resources issues. He has held several strategic positions in the ministry, including a stint as director general for oil and gas and director general for electricity and energy utilization.

The government has been mulling new and renewable...