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UK grants Indonesia $16.3 million for renewable energy

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Jakarta   /   Wed, June 19, 2019   /  07:04 pm
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Powered by the sun: Students and teachers take a look at a solar farm at SMP 9 state junior high school in Jakarta. The school is one of the few that use the renewable energy in the capital city. (The Jakarta Post/Ricky Yudhistira)

The United Kingdom has granted Indonesia 13 million pounds (US$16.3 million) to finance a plan to involve provincial administrations in developing renewable energy across the nation. The grant will finance the Indonesian government’s Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) to improve efforts to reduce carbon emissions and help the country reap the benefits of renewable energy. The initiative will help provincial administrations formulate plans on renewable energy through technical support, such as policy planning assistance and funding. National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said on Tuesday that, so far, only Central Java, West Java and South Sulawesi had joined the initiative. “The next step is to encourage more provincial administrations to join,” Bambang said after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on UK-Indonesian cooperat...