Greenpeace Urges Government Continues to Develop Renewable Energy

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, July 04 2018 - 21:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi (Foto Setkab)
Presiden Jokowi (Foto Setkab)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Greenpeace wants the government to continue to develop renewable energy so welcomed the inauguration of Sidrap Bayu Power Plant (PLTB) in South Sulawesi which has been done some time ago.

"Unlike dirty power plants such as coal-fired power plants, they are free of air pollution, free from community conflicts, free from land conflicts, free from marine and coral reefs, free from destructive mining, free from fuel supply, and the most important thing is free from the destruction of the climate of our earth, "said Greenpeace Indonesia Clean Campaigner Campaigner, Didit Haryo, in a press release on Tuesday (3/7/2018)

As known, the 75 MW capacity PLTB capable of illuminating 70,000 households is a tangible manifestation of how electric energy can be generated without damaging the environment.

Greenpeace hopes the inauguration of this eco-friendly power plant project will not be the first and last, but will continue and replace power plants that still rely on sources of dirty energy such as coal which unfortunately still dominates in Indonesia.

"The government should prioritize the development and development of clean energy projects like this for the future of Indonesia," said Didit Haryo.

The inauguration and operation of this Sidrap coal-fired plant should be the first step for Indonesia to be free from dependence on coal-fueled fuels, and to make our air and sea free from pollution.

Previously, President Joko Widodo mentioned that the operation of the Bayu Power Plant (PLTB) in Sidenreng Rappang Regency (Sidrap), South Sulawesi, is a pioneer of the revival of Renewable Energy (EBT) in Indonesia.

"Our country has the potential of not only coal-fired steam power plants, but we also have a lot of energy going forward for renewable energy," Jokowi said on the sidelines of the inauguration of PLTB in Desa Lainuangan, Watang Pulu Sub-district Sidrap on Monday 2/7).

The president hopes to get bigger and more newly completed renewable power plants will provide a good competition so that electricity prices will go down.

Regarding the selling price of electricity given the supply is channeled the private sector, Jokowi states that it is an option and although new renewable energy at the beginning feels expensive, but will be cheaper in the future.

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