Indonesia highlights the acceleration of clean energy access at a global forum

Bali – The Indonesian government continues to encourage accelerating the energy transition as part of the global agenda by emphasising the importance of equitable and affordable access to clean energy.

During the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Senior Official’s Meeting (SOM) and Mission Innovation (MI) Annual Gathering in Bali, Wednesday-Friday, May 15-17, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) Dadan Kusdiana conveyed the urgency of accelerating the energy transition.

“An equitable energy transition is not only about the adoption of new technologies, green jobs, or energy subsidies but also about inclusive access to electricity and clean cooking,” he said in an official statement.

He said that renewable energy and energy efficiency must be implemented immediately to accelerate the energy transition and he is confident that an equitable clean energy transition will empower people, improve competitiveness, and support long-term economic growth.

The Indonesian government launched programs such as converting induction cookers to reduce cooking costs and improve household energy efficiency by up to 40%. Meanwhile, the main focus in the industrial and commercial sectors is on energy management and household appliance efficiency.

In the transportation sector, the government designed a program to convert fuel-based vehicles to electric motors to save fuel costs by up to 50%. “We hope to save fuel costs by up to 50% and reduce vehicle maintenance costs,” explained Kusdiana.

The government even provides incentives, infrastructure, and ecosystem development to support the accelerated implementation of the electric vehicle program. Indonesia is not only bringing about change at the household and industrial level but is also embracing business opportunities to transition away from the fossil economy. (Hartatik)

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