Suara.com – Shell launched Scenarios Sketch Indonesia (Indonesia Sketch) entitled “Transition to a sustainable and inclusive energy future” in Jakarta. This report lays out a roadmap that Indonesia can take to achieve its net-zero emissions (NZE) target by 2060.
In order to make a successful transition to net-zero emissions by 2060, Indonesia will need to fundamentally change its energy and land use systems. This must be done while ensuring an affordable and safe supply of energy to support economic growth and development during the transition.
In Indonesia, the energy sector has been identified as the second major contributor to emissions after agriculture, forestry and other land uses. A decarbonization roadmap for the Indonesian economy and industry is outlined in the Indonesia Sketch, which involves greater adoption and implementation of low-carbon electrons and low-carbon energy solutions such as bioenergy.
In bioenergy, biofuels can account for up to 60% of all liquid fuels, to replace large amounts of oil and to support decarbonization of sectors that are difficult to electrify such as the aviation sector and the chemical industry.
“The roadmap to achieving net-zero emissions targets in Indonesia will require significant collaboration between the government and business entities to make these aspirations by 2060 a reality. For example, developing a supply of second-generation and up-to-date biofuels in the long term will be critical to minimizing impacts on food production and the wider environment. This will also support the transformation of Indonesia’s land use sector from a net contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a source of net-negative emissions,” said Dr Mallika Ishwaran, Shell’s Chief Economist, who spoke at the launch event on Thursday. (29/9/2022).
Indonesia Sketch also discussed accelerating electrification, sustainable developments in improving energy efficiency, and carbon capture and storage (CCS) as the main actions that need to be taken. Implementing CCS solutions will be the key to decarbonizing the most expensive and most difficult to reduce emissions. This investment in low-carbon energy solutions will also produce an economic multiplier effect, which in turn will have a positive impact on the economy.
Shell Indonesia President Director and Country Chair, Ingrid Siburian, said, “As one of the largest energy producers and consumers, Indonesia can encourage comprehensive decarbonization efforts to support Indonesia’s aspirations for sustainable economic development.
“As an investor in the energy sector in Indonesia, and in line with our Powering Progress strategy, Shell is committed to being a partner that plays an active role in Indonesia’s energy transformation journey. The launch of Indonesia Sketch is a tangible manifestation of Shell’s contribution to the ongoing discussion about the future of the energy ecosystem in Indonesia,” said Ingrid.
Building a net-zero energy system in Indonesia by 2060 is a challenge. However, Shell believes that this is technically possible for Indonesia. To achieve this ambition, Indonesia must act quickly with a goal-oriented approach. Other important steps include phasing out coal-fired power plants, investing in power generation from renewable energy, technology flexibility, and electricity infrastructure.
Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.
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