Govt to convert gas stoves to induction cookers

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Gas stove. (Source: InfoPublik)

Jakarta, IO – To reduce carbon emission in Indonesia, PT PLN (Persero) together with the government are formulating policy direction to convert gas (LPG) stoves to induction cookers. The program will be featured at the G20 Summit in Bali in November 2022.

“We want to prove to the world that Indonesia is truly committed to reducing its carbon emissions. This conversion is proof that Indonesia and its people are also aware of climate sustainability,” said PLN president director Darmawan Prasodjo, as reported by Antara, Thursday (21/7).

Darmawan said the program is part of the efforts to reduce the country’s LPG imports which increase every year, especially since the subsidized 3-kg cooking gas cylinders are still freely sold, so they don’t reach their intended consumers and become a burden on national budget.

“Through the conversion program, we can immediately solve three problems at once, namely reducing our dependence on imported LPG with domestic-based energy, namely electricity, while at the same time reducing the subsidy burden,” said Darmawan.