Energy, Mineral Resources Ministry supports endeavors to cut emissions

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif expressed his ministry’s readiness to implement the global agreement to curb a rise in the earth’s temperature in the wake of motor vehicle emissions and fuel oil use.

The minister made the remarks in response to provisions on the use of fuel oil in Environment and Forestry Minister’s Regulation No. P20/Menlhk/Setjen/Kum1/3/2017.

The regulation stipulates that fuel oil or gasoline should have a research octane number (RON) of at least 91.

"In response to the new regulation of the environment and forestry minister, of course, we must follow the global agreement to curb a rise in (global) temperature due to (motor vehicle) emissions," Tasrif noted here on Thursday.

In fact, the government has targeted carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction in the use of energy, the minister remarked.

To this end, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry will conduct stage-wise implementation of the provisions with a special strategy, he stated.

Tasrif is optimistic that the government would remain committed to complying with the international agreement as the implementation of the regulation.

"We also have set ourselves the target of reducing the many million tons of CO2. This has to do with our energy consumption. Hence, we will implement this program in stages, with a special strategy, so we can be committed to the international agreement and can adapt to the regulation of the environment and forestry minister," he noted.

Source: Antara News

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