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Jakarta Post

Improve energy management before going nuclear: Experts

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 16 2011   /  08:00 am

Brave: Greenpeace Activists hold signs on Sunday proclaiming “I am Berani” to support clean and safe alternative energy use. Berani, which means brave in Indonesian, is an acronym for “Berbagi EneRgi untuk Anak NegerI”, or sharing energy for the country’s children. JP/NurhayatiThe government should manage available energy resources to address power shortages in the country before resorting to nuclear technology, experts say.

Rinaldy Dalimi from the National Energy Council (DEN) said that Indonesia had both fossil fuel, such as coal and natural gas, and renewable energy resources, such as geothermal and ocean energy. He added, however, that most of the nation’s resources were exported.

While Indonesia has a huge supply of natural gas, 75 percent of natural gas produced is exported, leaving thirteen state-owned fertilizer producers confronted with the possibility ...