Jakarta (ANTARA) – The governments of Indonesia and Germany have agreed to support efforts towards clean energy transition under the Clean, Affordable, Secure Energy (CASE) program in Southeast Asia.
“One of the strategic sectors that plays a role in achieving the national greenhouse gas emission reduction target is energy, including power plants,” director of electricity, telecommunications and informatics at the Ministry of National Development Planning / Bappenas, Rachmat Mardiana, said during an online workshop on the CASE program here on Tuesday.
He said he hopes that by 2024 as many as 20 percent of power plants in Indonesia will use renewable energy.
The electricity sector is one of the sectors that can oil the wheels of the economy and help bring about sustainable development while reducing national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, he remarked.
Unfortunately, this sector is still dominated by the use of fossil fuels, he said.
For this reason, a CASE program was held in Indonesia with the aim of substantively changing the direction of the energy sector, especially the electricity sector in Indonesia, and make a case for transitioning to clean energy, he added.
Indonesia has ratified the Paris Agreement through Law Number 16 of 2016 and is targeting to reduce GHG emissions by 29 percent by 2030.
CASE is a regional agenda that is being implemented in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia until February, 2024.
Source: Antara News