Suara.com – Even though you have to have big capital to get to the clean energy transition era, President Joko Widodo said there are still economic opportunities that can be taken in the project.
“I am optimistic that behind all these challenges there are a number of opportunities that are wide open, our ability to overcome the challenges of the energy transition will open new opportunities and new jobs,” said Jokowi when giving a keynote speech at the S20 High Level Policy Webinar on Just Energy Transition, Thursday. (17/3/2022).
Jokowi revealed that the increasing need for expertise in technological innovation and digitalization has increasingly opened up new economic opportunities and a green economy to accelerate global recovery.
“Therefore, the G20 is expected to bridge and encourage developing and advanced countries in the G20 membership to accelerate the energy transition process, strengthen a just and sustainable global energy system in a global agreement,” he said.
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Previously, Jokowi mentioned three challenges that must be passed jointly by all parties.
“I see that there are three big challenges in the energy transition that need our attention,” said Jokowi.
First, access to clean energy is unequal.
“We are facing the fact that not all citizens of the world have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy,” said Jokowi.
“We must encourage clean energy for all, especially energy for electrification and clean cooking, living loans,” Jokowi added.
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Second, the problem of funding where the energy transition process requires very large funds.
“The energy transition requires new projects, meaning that new investments are also needed. Therefore, exploration of appropriate financing mechanisms is needed, in order to create a competitive price economy and not burden the community,” he said.
Third, research and technology support in the energy transition requires the role of science and technology to produce new technologies that are more efficient and more competitive so that they can reduce costs and increase added value in new and renewable energy industrial products.
“Besides that, it is necessary to prepare various competencies and expertise from elementary to tertiary levels so that superior human resources are available to support the energy transition,” he said.