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Five more years to meet renewable energy target

  • Huud Alam

    Energy analyst at PetroRaya Resources

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 20 2020   /  01:45 am

The new decade started with a terrifying kick-off. Extreme rainfall occurring from the west of Indonesia from Banten and Jakarta to East Nusa Tenggara, which is nearer to the ravaging bushfires of Australia, raised questions as to what has really caused this calamity.Various factors are suspected as the culprits and climate change is one of the most mentioned. Indonesia as one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gas surely needs to pay more attention to this matter.Other than land use that contributes substantially to climate change, excessive fossil fuel consumption also plays a key role in this phenomenon. Sadly, the main solution to reduce fossil fuel usage through renewable energy has made very questionable progress in this country.Indonesia actually has an ambitious target for its renewable energy development. Based on the national energy policy, renewables should contri...