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The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries conveyed the Role of the TEN Task Force in Making a Community-Favored Energy Transition a Success

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Deputy for Transport and Infrastructure at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Chair of the National Energy Transition Task Force (TEN) Rachmat Kaimuddin during a press conference (Photo : Kemenkomarves) - 

 

 

Voinews, Jakarta - After attending the 2024 International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial Meeting in France on February 13-14, Deputy for Transport and Infrastructure at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Chair of the National Energy Transition Task Force (TEN) Rachmat Kaimuddin again conveyed Indonesia's consistency in pushing for an energy transition aimed at mitigating climate change, strengthening energy security and maintaining Indonesia's economic growth.

In a meeting with national and foreign media, Deputy Rachmat Kaimuddin conveyed several learning points from the 2024 IEA Ministerial Meeting. Among them is the high dependence of Indonesia's energy sources on imported refined oil and LPG.

"Indonesia's dependence on refined oil and LPG is influenced by the high demand for consumer energy from the industrial and transportation sectors. "Apart from that, the majority of electrical energy also comes from fossils," explained Deputy Rachmat.

According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Tuesday (20/02/24), to face these challenges, Deputy Rachmat said that the TEN Task Force is currently developing a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan for national energy transition programs in four main sectors, namely electricity generation, transportation, industry and buildings.

Deputy Rachmat said that the energy transition strategy will encourage the use of four technological pillars applied across sectors.

These include energy efficiency, industrial electrification, the use of low-carbon energy alternatives and carbon sequestration for buildings, explained Rachmat.

"For example, the use of low-carbon energy sources in the electricity generation sector will look at the potential for using renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal and others. "Meanwhile for transportation, we want to optimize biofuels, and for buildings we encourage rooftop solar panels," concluded Deputy Rachmat.

In the end, a cross-sector and cross-strategy approach is the key to achieving an energy transition that supports Indonesia in mitigating climate change, without sacrificing economic growth and national energy security//VOI

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