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Electric cars way of future

Presidential regulation prepared to incentivize electric vehicle production Regulation, adjusted tax to help RI compete with neighboring countries: Minister The government has said that Indonesia has the potential to become an exporter of electric vehicles in the future, even though regulations on the industry are not yet in place and production will not begin anytime soon. A proposed presidential regulation ...

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Good time for RI to push clean energy, experts say

The continuous decline in oil prices that has led to a lower contribution to national revenue should be a wake-up call for the government to immediately kick off fiscal reform that would speed up the use of renewable energy, a recent discussion said. According to a new report released by the Canada-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), most revenue ...

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Mandatory green buildings aim to save on energy costs

For metropolitan Jakarta, a green building is no longer a mere concept. With a gubernatorial regulation on “green” buildings issued in 2012, the administration set mandatory requirements for buildings to be built based on eco-friendly principals that can lower their environmental impacts. The regulation, the first green building code in the country, stipulates that any developer who wants to construct ...

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City digs for solution to landfill’s limited capacity

In an effort to tackle its rapidly growing waste problem at the Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java, the city administration is set to start landfill mining, or digging up trash to be processed and used as a form of alternative energy. The method is a stark departure from its usual strategy of simply letting the waste accumulate, then ...

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Govt to maintain cheap electricity

In the months leading up to the presidential election in April, the government looks to keep electricity affordable for most people by controlling the price of coal. Bambang Gatot Ariyono, the mineral and coal director general at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, said his office had no plan to revise its policy on coal at least until the end ...

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Government levels up use of biofuel in power generation

The government is working to further increase the domestic use of biofuel as part of the policy to reduce oil imports. After requiring the use of biofuel for transportation, railways and heavy machinery at mining sites, the government will boost the use of biofuel in power generation. For this purpose, the government will ask state electricity company PLN to soon ...

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Nias to ramp up electricity project

MEDAN: Nias Island, a remote yet beautiful island in North Sumatra where around 30 percent of its population is still short of electricity, is determined to achieve 100 percent electrification this year. State-owned electricity firm PLN has allocated Rp 354 billion (US$24.8 million) for village electrification projects in Nias this year, a significant increase from Rp 90 billion in 2018 ...

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Pertamina speeds up green fuel test for production

State energy holding company Pertamina plans to further test the commercial production of green fuels to reduce ballooning oil imports, which account for more than half of national demand. Green fuel is what Pertamina refers to as fuels that are processed in a refinery with treated crude palm oil, called refined bleached deodorized palm oil (RBDPO), through a treatment called ...

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