Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest archipelagic nation, has been struggling to meet its national target for renewable energy due to ongoing fossil fuels subsidies, low electricity tarriffs, and an abundance of cheap coal.
However, recent policy changes might prove to be a turning point in the country’s transition to clean energy, as the government begins to tap into the country’s enormous potential in solar, tidal and geothermal resources.
Currently, polices are in place to spur the development of rooftop solar in remote regions in Indonesia, while a tidal power plant due to open in 2020 will generate enough electricity for 100, 000 people. Meanwhile, state companies have plans to scale up investment in geothermal energy, generated from underground reserves that altogether make up 40 per cent of the world’s geothermal capacity.
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This video highlights Indonesia’s growing wins in renewables, and is part of Eco-Business’s series on Southeast Asia’s clean energy transition.