S. Sulawesi public educated about renewable energy utilization

16 Oktober, 2014 | Source: antara news

Makassar (ANTARA News) - The South Sulawesi Energy and Mineral Resources Office (ESDM) has taken all efforts to educate the local community on the utilization of renewable energy during the Sulsel Fair on October 10-19, 2014, noted an official.

"During this fair, the public can learn about the different forms of renewable energy such as biogas, wind energy, solar energy, and several other renewable energy-related technologies that they can utilize," local ESDM spokesman Arifin stated here on Wednesday.

He noted that this effort to educate the people was expected to raise public awareness on the ways to use renewable energy to meet their energy demands.

In the meantime, Anton, the spokesman of CV Mentari Daya Perkasa, one of the solar panel providers in South Sulawesi, remarked that public awareness regarding the use of renewable energy was still low.

"Their awareness about renewable energy remains low, and therefore, they have to be educated about the utilization of alternative sources of energy," Anton stated, adding that the Sulsel Fair was the right platform to edify them.

He expressed optimism that in the future, increasing more number of people in South Sulawesi will start using solar panels in their respective houses.

"People in the districts of Sinjai, Pinrang, and Selayar are now starting to use solar panels, and many more will use this technology in the future," he emphasized.

 

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen held bilateral talks at the Lotus Blanc Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia, on Wednesday morning, to discuss the development of cooperation between both nations.
Economic diplomacy has become one of the priorities of the Indonesian foreign policy by boosting the country′s economic and trade cooperation with African, Central, and South American countries, Foreign Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi stated.
Indonesia and the European Union (EU) have developed relations across a wide spectrum of areas in the space of a few years as outlined in the EU-Indonesia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA). By Yuni Arisandy
Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi has called for reduction of plastic waste by using refillable bottles and reusable straws and bags.
The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) has stated that Indonesian banks are now stronger in facing global pressure compared to the conditions in 1998.
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has forecast that the Indonesian economic growth in 2018 may reach 5.15 percent, falling short of the target of 5.4 percent set in the state budget.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu