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Jakarta Post

Renewable energy bill set to remove legal uncertainty in green projects

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 3, 2020   /  11:30 am
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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 source of energy in the capital city. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira). Usage: 0(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

A renewable energy bill that has been included in the House of Representatives’ National Legislation Program (Prolegnas), is expected to solve issues related to regulations obstructing the growth of green energy in the country, according to an environmental law expert. Grita "Ninda" Anindarini, a researcher at non-governmental organization Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL), said the absence of legislation specifically regulating the renewable energy sector had led to legal uncertainty in the development of green energy in the country. "Legal uncertainty poses a challenge to investors wanting to develop a renewable energy project in the country. This is probably what the government is trying to address through the bill," she told a media briefing in Jakarta on Friday. Ninda, who oversees pollution control research at ICEL, said the bill soug...