Jakarta – The government officially submitted the draft problem inventory list (DIM) on the new and renewable energy (NRE) draft law. The Bill was initiated by the parliament’s Commission VII working meeting, last November. Based on discussions by the internal executive, DIM of the NRE Bill submitted consisted of 574 points, detailing 52 amended articles, 10 fixed articles and 11 new articles.
“We have conveyed the government’s official stance and will discuss it in the working committee later,” said the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Arifin Tasrif in a written statement. The official submission of DIM will be followed during the discussion of the working committee at the end of this year.
Furthermore, Tasrif said that the main substance in the DIM consists of 14 points. Among them, the government agreed on energy transition arrangements and a road map. However, by adjusting the sequence of substances, starting from the energy mix target which refers to the National Energy Policy (KEN), the road map for energy transition in the medium and long term, as well as the implementation of the energy transition.
In addition, the government did not agree on the definition of new energy and new energy sources proposed by parliament, such as coal gasification, coalbed methane and hydrogen.
“For the definition of new energy and new energy sources, the government is proposing changes taking into account the criteria of following international standards on low carbon emissions,” said Tasrif.
Even so, the government approved the formation of the Nuclear Energy Council (MTN) and then proposed the authority of the MTN, which is related to reviewing policies for implementing monitoring and evaluation and preparing policy recommendations. Then, the government proposes a risk-based NRE business permit including nuclear as legality for business actors to run an NRE business.
“It is hoped that it can provide legal certainty, increase investment, increase domestic workforce, accelerate NRE and serve as a legal umbrella in fostering and supervising NRE business activities,” he concluded.
The NRE Bill was submitted by the parliament to the government on June 14, 2022. The Bill is a parliament initiative which is a priority for discussion in the 2022 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas). (Hartatik)
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