Indonesia to improve geothermal energy

Indonesia against climate change. Indonesia is the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), the world’s fourth most populous country,  and is also home to 40% of the planet’s known geothermal energy potential, but only about 4% is currently exploited. Nationally legislated energy goals include 17% renewable energy generation by 2025, a 30% improvement in energy efficiency by 2025, and GHG emissions 30% below business as usual forecasts by 2020. Renewable energy sources will account for 60% of the 10,000MW of new energy capacity that Indonesia plans to develop by 2014 to meet growing energy demand. A central feature of all of these goals involves the successful development of Indonesia’s geothermal potential.