The GSI program of work for Indonesia undertakes research and policy engagement on subsidies for fuel consumers and producers, as well as breaking down barriers to renewable energy and ensuring long-term, sustainable reform processes.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources estimates that around six million households are still without access to electricity, and large investments are needed to supply reliable power across the country.
Coal is a central focus in this quest, and the Indonesian government expects it to continue to play a significant role in the decades to come. However, coal has harmful environmental and health impacts, while cleaner, renewable energy alternatives are becoming increasingly cost-competitive.
Thousands of people, youth especially, were calling for Indonesia and countries around the world to live up to their commitments on climate change. Students were coming together to demonstrate that they were no longer willing to simply go along with what their leaders were proposing. How can the government answer their calls?
A new report shows that the Government of Indonesia could exceed its renewable energy targets with a few adjustments to its policy approach.
Released today in Jakarta, the report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) recommends effective policy changes that would boost sustainable energy investments and allow Indonesia to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement.
As part of the Paris Agreement, Indonesia committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent below its baseline emissions by 2030 (and by 41 per cent conditional on international support). In addition to the 23 per cent renewable energy goal, Indonesia also has a target of reaching 100 per cent electrification ratio by 2020.
Indonesia's Coal Price Cap: A barrier to renewable energy deployment highlights alternative strategies to sustain PLN’s finances without harming the integration of renewable energy with its health and environmental benefits.