Jakarta (ANTARA) - Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatics Nezar Patria said here on Tuesday that his ministry is committed to disseminating information related to the energy transition.

Indonesia has the world's second-largest reserves of new renewable energy sources with huge potential in the energy mix, he noted.

"As a government public relations (GPR), Kominfo (Ministry of Communication and Informatics) is certainly committed to helping disseminate information related to the energy transition," Patria said at the commemoration of the 78th National Electricity Day in Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday.

He affirmed that the government is paying full attention to climate change and is striving to address the increasing impact of emissions.

To accelerate the energy transition, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called for the utilization of various new renewable energy potentials in Indonesia, such as solar, wind, hydro, ocean currents, geothermal, and bioenergy, which are estimated to generate up to 3,600 gigawatts of power.

Indonesia is also committed to achieving net zero emissions (NZE) by reducing carbon emissions in the electricity sector to zero by 2060, Patria said.

"(The information on) this big goal is important to be disseminated in order to increase public participation in supporting this national strategic agenda," he added.

According to him, the government is targeting to achieve 23 percent new renewable energy use by 2025. This will require collaborative work involving ministries and agencies, electricity and energy companies, and the community, he said.

Furthermore, he noted that achieving energy transition is Indonesia's huge aspiration.

"All parties should be proud because Indonesia has the Cirata Floating Solar Power Plant as a concrete step for this big dream," he said.

He emphasized that Kominfo is continuing to support the energy transition so that Indonesia does not become only a consumer of technology or need to import human resources from overseas.

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