DPR wants renewable energy bill completed in 2021

DPR wants renewable energy bill  completed in 2021

Solar panel on farmland is one of the models to use new and renewable energy. ANTARA/Anis Efizudin

I  want the new and renewable energy bill to be completed soon. We have target ed to complete the first phase of talks in June 2021
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission VII Eddy Soeparmo hoped new and renewable energy bill could be completed this year as targeted.

"I want the new and renewable energy bill to be completed soon. We have targeted to complete the first phase of talks in June 2021," he said in a press statement released on Saturday.

The bill is needed to increase energy mix as well as to increase environmental conservation in the country, he said.

Moreover, the government has targeted to increase new and renewable energy mix which stood at 11 percent in 2020 to 23 percent in 2025, he said.

"Looking ahead, we can no longer rely on fossil energy. As I know fossil energy can cause environmental damage and fossil energy deposit will eventually be depleted," he said.

On the other hand, Indonesia has abundant new and renewable energy resources which have not been managed optimally, he said.

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