Jakarta – Indonesia’s fossil energy dependence will continue for the next 50 years, according to observers. ReforMiner Institute Executive Director Komaidi Notonegoro said even oil and gas lifting will continue and will not stop.
According to him, this dependence on fossil fuels continues to increase yearly, and the need is still high for the next 30-50 years. “Oil and gas lifting will continue and will not stop. Even though there is renewable energy, fossil energy is still needed, especially for the petrochemical industry,” said Komaidi in a written release.
He hopes that the national oil and gas industry will continue to prepare itself. Not only related to changes or energy transitions that require Pertamina to be able to adapt to changing times.
But it must also consider the fulfilment of fossil energy that will continue for about 50 years. In this case, fossil energy and energy transition must be balanced to maintain national energy security.
“I think oil and gas exploration or lifting activities will continue because energy needs will continue continuously. However, this condition must be balanced with renewable energy,” he said. (Hartatik)
Banner photo: The Geothermal Power Plant project in Lahendong, North Sulawesi, has the potential to become a mainstay in the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. (Hartatik)