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Analysis-To benefit the climate, Indonesia’s electric vehicle push needs greener power

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia’s electric vehicle drive is likely to overtake its ambitious biodiesel programme within a decade, but will only achieve its aim of helping curb climate change if the country ramps up clean energy investment, environmental researchers say.

Indonesia still clinging to coal despite phaseout pledge, new plan shows

JAKARTA — Experts have panned Indonesia’s vision for achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, which consists of continuing to burn coal while hoping that untested carbon capture technology will stop the greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere.

Indonesia, US intensify cooperation in energy sector: Ministry

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry’s Secretary-General, Ego Syahrial, emphasized that Indonesia’s government continued to strengthen bilateral cooperation with the US in the energy sector through regular biannual meetings titled “Indonesia-U.S Energy Policy Dialogue.”

Oil, gas sector has strategic role in energy transition: minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The oil and natural gas sector will play a strategic role in Indonesia’s energy transition program, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Arifin Tasrif, said in a statement released here on Wednesday.

Energy Ministry lists challenges to EV adoption in Indonesia

Jakarta (ANTARA) – An official from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources outlined the challenges to the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in Indonesia during an online media briefing on Tuesday.

The ‘energy patriots’ bringing electricity to Indonesia’s remote villages

For millions of villagers in Indonesia’s remote areas, a 12-hour-per-day erratic electricity supply is the norm. With students studying by candlelight at night and health centres not running at full capacity, these communities face an uphill struggle to improve their well-being.

Indonesia needs 14 GW renewable energy to reach 2025 target: IESR

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia would need to generate at least 14 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy to increase its share to 23 percent in the national energy mix by 2025, a think tank has said.

Local electricity products will boost industrial sector performance

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita has said that he believes the local product utilization policy and the rapid development of electricity infrastructure will boost the national industrial sector’s performance.

Indonesia presses for TKDN certification for electricity products

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government continues to encourage electricity products in Indonesia to have a local content requirement (TKDN) certificate in a bid to substitute imported products while fostering greater self-reliance in the local electricity industry.

Indonesia seizes tanker wanted over Cambodian oil heist

Indonesia’s navy said Wednesday it has seized a tanker and its crew who were wanted on charges of stealing nearly 300,000 barrels of crude oil from Cambodia’s reserves.