Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Government Slow to Develop Renewable Energy

The government's lack of commitment to develop renewable energy will leave the country facing an energy shortage in less than 25 years. The National Council on Climate Change vice chairman Armi Susandi said a presidential decree in 2005 had targeted an increase in renewable energy use to 10% of total consumption by 2025 and 30% by 2035, however, at the current pace that target would not be met. He added that the government had yet to prioritize renewable energy development and has held back from producing renewable energy technology because of cost.
The Jakarta Post, p.5, 30 July 09

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