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RI lags behind peers in renewable energy

Indonesia, despite its status as the Southeast Asian country with the largest renewable energy potential, lags behind other major ASEAN countries in its lack of investment appetite for renewable energy, with its Neighbors leaping at the commercial possibilities available. The government has called on state electricity firm PLN to increase the rate at which it absorbs output from renewable energy power plants, under a feed-in tariff to compensate for the costly investment. Other breakthroughs have yet to be seen. Sunandar, the assistant deputy for energy to the Coordinating Economic Minister, said Presidential Regulation No. 22/2017 which provides a road map for Indonesia to increase the share of renewable energy in the national energy mix to 23 percent by 2025 -allows the government to provide up to 4 million hectares of land for 15.6 million kiloliters of biofuel production in 2025 and 54.2 billion kiloliters in 2050. (THE JAKARTA POST)