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Curbing fuel subsidies is only the first step out of energy crisis

Indonesia’s fuel subsidies have been a recurring problem for the country’s economy. For years, they have been weighing on the state budget, providing unjust support for fossil fuels and slowing the much-awaited clean energy transition. But skyrocketing global energy prices could require the country to allocate a colossal Rp 700 trillion (US$46.6 billion) for energy subsidies this year – more than four times the budgeted amount.

September 16, 2022

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