JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – Indonesia calls on the international community to strengthen partnership in the development and consumption of renewable energy as part of global movement to reduce emission.
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla made the plea when opening the Bali Clean Energy Forum (BCE) 2016 in Nusa Dua, Bali on Thursday (Feb. 11). The forum was attended by 1,200 participants from both developed and developing countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Australia, Timor Leste, Malaysia, PNG, Srilanka, Cambodia, Hungary, US, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, New Zealand, German, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Norway, Kazakhstan, Finland, Spain, Iran, France, Belgium and other European Countries; major business groups; experts in energy and civilian representatives.
BCEF 2016, held on Feb. 11-12, is jointly held by the Indonesian Ministry for Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) in cooperation with International Energy Agency (IEA).
“This BCEF is an important event, not only to strengthen national energy development, but also the international cooperation. Indonesia was give an honor to begin the dialogue between countries that have interest in the clean energy use,” VP Kalla said.
The forum is also expected to form a “global partnership” to bridge gaps in the development of clean energy which is sustainable for everyone.
One of the breakthrough of the BCEF 2016 is the launching of Clean Energy Center of Excellence (CoE) based in Bali to the international community.
CoE is an integrated center for research, development, education, capacity improvement, investment facilitation in the development of clean energy between through information, technology and financing.
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Sudirman Said stated that CoE will help Indonesia in achieving the renewable energy consumption of 23 percent of total energy use in 2025.
In the next four years, CoE will focus on supporting the development of 35,000 MW power capacity, in which 25 percent will come from renewable energy amounting to 8.8 GW. (*)