This policy brief presents and discusses the most recent energy policy developments in Indonesia. It also considers measures designed to mitigate the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis implemented up to May 2020
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Achieving Low Solar Energy Price in Indonesia: Lessons learned from the Gulf Cooperation Council region and India
While solar energy has exploded in India and the Gulf Cooperation Council region, it has lagged significantly in Indonesia. This report examines why this has been the case and what Indonesia can do to catch up to others in growing the renewable energy sector in the country.
The Indonesia Election Result and Joko Widodo’s New Cabinet: What it means to fossil fuel subsidy reform
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has chosen a new cabinet to help deliver his legacy in his final term, there are big tasks ahead regarding fossil fuel subsidies and renewable energy expansion.
Energy Transition in Support of the Low-Carbon Development Initiative in Indonesia: Transport sector
Implementing an effective pricing mechanism is necessary for Indonesia to complete its landmark fuel subsidy reforms and prevent backsliding into expensive subsidy policies. The current pricing regime aims to deliver a public service but inadvertently contributes major social costs: air pollution and associated illness, greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion.
Thousands of people, youth especially, are calling for Indonesia and countries around the world to live up to their commitments on climate change.
This report addresses seven concrete ways in which the Indonesian government can overcome the existing obstacles and make significant progress to grow renewable energy before 2025.
Although air pollution in China and India is currently heavier than in Indonesia, these two countries have been giving more attention to tackling it. Given Indonesia’s very large coal growth projections and current level of air pollution, lessons can be learned from both China and India when it comes to addressing air pollution.
This country study and accompanying data sheet compile publicly available information on G20 subsidies to the production and consumption of coal (including coal-fired power) in Indonesia in 2016 and 2017.
Indonesia's coal price cap encourages the consumption of coal while slowing the integration of renewable energy into the country's power grid.
This paper looks at the health impacts of coal, including related non-communicable diseases and their costs to Indonesians, suggesting several ways the country could reduce coal's negative impacts.