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Energy Minister Ignasius Jonan Opens the 6th Indo EBTKE ConEx 2017 in Jakarta

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignasius Jonan

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The government, through Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, says it is very committed in actualizing new renewable energy.

The commitment was conveyed during the opening of the 6th Indo EBTKE ConEx 2017 in conjunction with the Bali Clean Energy Forum (BCEF) on September 13-15, 2017 at Balai Kartini Jakarta.

"The government's commitment to renewable does not decrease, but is increasing. As stated by President Jokowi in December at COPI Paris, we are committed to working on 23% energy mix by 2025, " Jonan said at Balai Kartini, Jakarta, Wednesday (13/09/2017).

He added that to actualize the usage of new renewable energy, there are two options that can be done, namely through electricity and transportation. No doubt, the government is now beginning to re-develop the national electric car.

"I have told my colleague BKS to take the initiative in transportation, so two months ago Mr. President assigned us to draft a regulation on electric cars.The president is pushing very strongly for the implementation of electric cars," he said.