Reflections on Energy Cooperation Between Indonesia and Japan “Commemorating 60th Anniversary of Indonesia-Japan Diplomatic Relations”

By: Filda Yusgiantoro, Rahmantara Trichandi and Massita Ayu Cindy Indonesia and Japan marked the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries on Jan. 20, 2018. It is an important and timely occasion to strenghthen the bilateral relations in various sectors especially in the energy sector. The cooperation in the…

Electrification Development in Sorong, West Papua Province, Indonesia

By: Akhmad Hanan & Rahmantara Trichandi Power Plant Development Eastern Indonesia had been under focus since President Jokowi took office in 2014. Through Governmental Regulation Number31/2016, President Jokowi made Sorong as KEK (Kawasan Ekonomi Khusus/Special Economic Zone). As a special economic zone, Sorong will attract the various industrial company to…

Brief Notes for Indonesia’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Implementation

By : Massita Ayu Cindy In March 2017, the Indonesian government authorized the General Planning for National Energy (RUEN) under the Presidential Regulation Number 22 of 2017. One of the most important aspects in the RUEN is the stipulation of the New and Renewable Energy (NRE) target of at least…

A Brief Outlook on Euro 4 in Indonesia

By: Filda Yusgiantoro, Massita Ayu Cindy & Rahmantara Trichandi In the process of responding to climate change, Indonesia as the 6th largest greenhouse gases (GHG) emitter in the world aims to reduce the national emission (International Energy Agency, 2015). As shown in Figure 1, the transportation sector is the 2nd…

Green Bonds in the Energy Sector

By: Filda Yusgiantoro, Rahmantara Trichandi, and Anggun Alfina Zakia A Brief Overview of Green Bonds Projects with high impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commonly required a significant amount of funding. However, these types of projects rarely come with a high return, hence they could attract only a small amount…

The Development of Electricity in Natuna Islands

By: Akhmad Hanan The Natuna Islands is a frontier area of Indonesia and a part of Riau Islands Province. The Natuna Islands has 15 subdistricts, which include Midai, Suak Midai, West Bunguran, Bunguran Batubi, North Bunguran, Laut Island, Tiga Island, West Tiga Island, East Bunguran, Northeast Bunguran, Central Bunguran, South…

What Drives Household Energy Choice for Cooking?

By: Anggun Alfina Zakia Energy and fuel are important factors for the household’s welfare in developing countries and key drivers of economic growth and development. As estimated by the International Energy Agency (IEA), approximately 2.8 billion[1] people rely on the traditional use of solid biomass for cooking, where the traditional…

The Implementation of Renewable Energy in the Top Oil Producer Countries

By: Massita Ayu Cindy Background Oil has been in the headline for hundred years and has powered the economy by maintaining the industrial revolution power resources worldwide. The first growth spurt of oil started when there was a discovery of The Spindletop geyser in 1901, and within a year, more…

Indonesia Renewable Energy Development: How far have we gone?

By: Rahmantara Trichandi The year 2006 marked a new era of Indonesia’s energy sector with the implementation of Presidential Regulation Number 5/2006. This regulation was meant to jump-start the renewable energy industries in Indonesia which have a significant potential for energy to be exploited. The regulation was then followed by…

The Determination of Energy Price

Figure 1. A standard supply and demand curve

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