Indonesia revises upward target of renewable energy usage

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/3/29 21:10:36

The Indonesian government has set a higher target of renewable energy usage in a bid to expand the use of clean and sustainable energy.

Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan said Wednesday that the government expected a 22-percent usage of renewable energy by 2025, higher than the initial expectation of 19.6 percent.

"So the primary sources of the renewable energy are water, geothermal and others which will be 22 percent by 2025," he said.

Indonesia has been at the forefront in fighting against global warming along with other countries which have large rain forests.

The move was in line with the government's efforts to ease the country's reliance on fossil fuel energy whose reserve has been dwindling in recent decades.

Indonesia has a huge amount of resources for renewable energy, including hydro, geothermal, crude palm oil, wind among others.

Indonesia has 129 active volcanoes which primarily contribute to the production of geothermal energy.

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