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Energy Transition as an Opportunity

The energy transition is no longer an option but a necessity. Political support and strong leadership, as well as a long-term vision, are needed to support the country’s development of a green economy.

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Wind power plant (PLTB) in Sidrap, Tuesday (12/10/2021). Inaugurated by President Joko Widodo in 2019, the Sidrap PLTB is the largest PLTB in Indonesia.

The Covid-19 pandemic has often been associated with the need to transition from fossil fuels, or “dirty energy”, to clean and renewable energy. The pandemic is seen as the opportune moment to accelerate the process of transition so as to be able to cope with the impacts of climate change, the cause of global warming.

The report from the Global Carbon Project states that in April 2020, during the early days of the pandemic, daily global emissions fell 17 percent from the daily average recorded in 2019, thanks to the mobility restrictions and lockdowns many countries imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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