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Indonesia, America cooperate on clean energy in transition toward zero emission

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Jakarta, IO – The Indonesian government through the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry and the United States signed an MoU on the Indonesia-US Clean Energy Working Group in Jakarta, Thursday (16/3). The agreement marks the establishment of clean energy development cooperation in Indonesia.

ESDM Ministry Secretary General Rida Mulyana said that the MoU will form the basis of bilateral cooperation focused on the energy transition, including promoting smart city technology for Indonesia’s new capital Nusantara.

“This MoU will cover various fields, such as CCUS (carbon capture, utilization and storage), cyber security, SMR (small modular reactor) technology, geothermal, bioethanol, and technology for the new capital city,” he said, reported Kompas.

Furthermore, he explained that this cooperation can support the goals of electrification and development of electricity. In the long term, the goal is to achieve Net Zero Emissions (NZE) by 2060. This agreement will update the MoU Power Working Group signed in 2015.

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The US is not the only country supporting energy transition in Indonesia. Several other developed countries including Japan, Germany and Norway have also participated in the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) framework at the G20 Summit in Bali last year. (bp)

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