Indonesia expands use of eco-friendly energy

JAKARTA (Xinhua) – The government of Indonesia has set a plan to use more clean energy by using waste as source of electricity, a move aiming at preserving environment.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Luhut Pandjaitan disclosed on Monday that the government would cooperate with four nations – Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden – which have a better experience and technology in processing waste into energy.

“It is important to have perspective of the four countries which have been strongly committed to preserving environment in unveiling policies here in Indonesia,” Pandjaitan said at Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The minister said he had visited the countries and saw the processing of waste into energy and is interested in applying such technology in Indonesia.

“The most important in the cooperation will be the transfer of technology,” he said.

Pandjaitan admitted that Indonesia has not taken benefit of waste for energy.

The government of Indonesia has targeted to meet to a 23-percent usage of renewable energy by 2025.