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Cak Imin says the government is not serious about the transition to new and renewable energy


Jakarta

Muhaimin Iskandar (Cak Imin), vice presidential candidate number 1, said that today’s government is not serious about implementing a new and renewable energy transition. He said that the carbon tax is an issue, but not the only one that should be considered.

“Indeed, this carbon tax is one, not the only one, the most important thing is to prepare for the transition to new and renewable energy. Unfortunately, the government’s commitment today is not serious,” said Cak Imin in vice presidential debateSunday (21/1/2024).

“The new and renewable energy target that we should have had in 2025 was reduced from 23% to 17%. The government postponed the implementation of the carbon tax today. From 2002 it was postponed to 2025. What is there to continue? Therefore, strictly speaking, it must be done “The implementation of the carbon tax will be carried out as quickly as possible while the transition to new and renewable energy is being carried out,” he continued.

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It is known that the realization of new renewable energy in Indonesia in 2023 will only reach 13.1% of the target of 17.9%. The Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) said that this low achievement was systemic, caused by various factors.

IESR said that the low achievement of the renewable energy target mix includes delays in the auction of renewable energy plants by PLN since 2019, obstacles to the execution of projects that have been contracted due to bankability, increases in financial interest rates in the last two years, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The government still has 2 years to achieve the target of 23% renewable energy mix, but there needs to be political commitment, PLN support and extraordinary steps,” said IESR Executive Director Fabby Tumiwa in a release (15/1/2024).

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