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Govt considers new renewable energy policy

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 18 2011   /  07:00 am

The government is mulling over a policy that, if taken forward, will require large energy consumers, including mining, oil and gas companies, to partly use renewable energy sources to boost efficiency in energy consumption.

The planned policy is not aimed at limiting the energy consumption of such companies, but rather at better managing the sustainability of future energy demands, according to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general of renewable energy and energy conservation, Kardaya Warnika.

“The government wants to make the program mandatory for all large energy users. We need to enforce it, otherwise no policy can be implemented effectively,” said Kardaya on the sidelines of the World Renewable Energy Congress in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Monday.

Under the planned policy, Kardaya says, all large energy users will be mandated to utilize ener...