High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development


Eden Houri

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Indonesia Country: Indonesia Committee: The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Represented by: Eden Houri, IDC Herzliya, Israel Topic A: Sustainable Energy More than almost one third of Indonesia inhabitants living in rural areas and outer islands have lack of access to electricity. Most power generation today is from convention thermal sources including fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas. Demand is expected to grow at an average of 8.4% p.a. due to rapid urbanization and industrialization.

Today, renewable energy accounts for a small but growing portion of Indonesia’s electricity portfolio. The Government of Indonesia has announced a medium term target for increasing the share of renewable energy in total energy mix to 25% by 2025. This means that massive new investment in pow...