Friday, 12 June 2009

Utilization of renewable energy in RI long way

Despite its huge potential in renewable energy sources, Indonesia has so far only utilized a very small part of them (less than 5.7 gigawatts from the total capacity of 150 gigawatts in 2007), with high costs and uncertainty over feasibility among the main problems facing the nascent industry. The total capacity of 150 gigawatts includes hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass sources but excludes solar, wind and ocean wave energy. The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry is researching biomass gasifications, fuel cells for power generators, bioethanol from industrial waste, geothermal reservoir and wind turbines.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from The Jakarta Post, 10 June, p.15

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