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Green energy target unlikely to be achieved: IESR

  • Norman Harsono

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Sat, October 3 2020   /  01:00 am
Green energy target: A worker inspects solar panels on top of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Electricity Directorate General’s office, in Jakarta, on Monday. The government is drafting a presidential regulation on renewable energy and energy conservation that will set a 23 percent renewable energy target for the country’s energy mix.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

If progress continues as it has, renewable sources will provide 15 percent of Indonesia's energy mix by 2025, well below the country’s 23 percent target for that year, according to the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR). A recent study by the institute predicted that in such a business-as-usual situation, renewable energy would make up only 23 percent of the country’s energy consumption by 2050. The National General Energy Planning (RUEN) road map stipulates that green energy should make up 31 percent of the mix by that year. The IESR has urged the government to revise the RUEN’s “disproportional” targets. IESR researcher Agus Tampubolon said they were based on incorrect economic assumptions in a statement on Wednesday. The study adds to a growing body of evidence that Indonesia’s energy transition is moving too slowly and ...