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first_img“The pricing policy for geothermal energy will be regulated under a different regulation,” he said, adding that the regulation on geothermal and other renewable energy would be issued to improve the investment climate in the renewable energy sector so that there would more investors interested in producing clean energy in the country.With the improvement in the pricing formula, the government hopes that investment in new and renewable energy will reach US$20 billion by 2024.Minister Arifin Tasrif said in Jakarta on Monday that the country had the potential to produce 700 gigawatts (GW) of new and renewable energy. He hopes the contribution of new and renewable energy in the country’s energy mix will increase to 23 percent by 2025 from between 9 and 10 percent at present. (hen)Topics : President Joko “Jokowi’ Widodo is expected to soon sign the long-awaited government regulation on renewable energy, which will, among other things, fix the formula of the feed-in tariff in a bid to improve the investment climate in the renewable energy sector, a senior energy official has said,Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Renewable Energy Director General FX Sutijastoto said in Jakarta on Monday that the draft of the regulation on renewable energy had been sent to the President for approval.“The draft was sent last week, “he was quoted as saying by bisnis.com. He was reluctant to elaborate on the content of the proposed regulation, but said it would regulate the feed-in tariff of electricity produced from renewable energy sources sold to state-owned electricity company PLN, except that of geothermal.last_img read more

first_imgBlessed with thousands of banana plants, a village in Rwanda has found an innovative way of transforming the leaves from the vast plants to create nappies and sanitary pads.Inspired by a a group of bio-medical, engineering and business students, the villagers are now using a product that is not normally profitable to make an income.last_img

first_imgOLYMPIA — Radioactive waste tanks may be leaking some 1,000 gallons per year at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday officials are still evaluating how to effectively remove the remaining material from the problematic tanks. The 1,000-gallon figure is a rough estimate based on the early assessment of six identified leakers. Inslee said the leakage numbers are still being evaluated to determine exactly how much has been lost and how fast the waste is leaving the tanks. Inslee said there’s no available technology to plug the leaks, so federal and state officials are working to find the best available solution to remove the sludge. Inslee said that solution could come in weeks or months.“We want to find the most expeditious way to get this job done,” Inslee said.Hanford has 177 aging tanks that store millions of gallons of radioactive sludge. Inslee said faulty data analysis meant officials did not properly catch signs of leaking before now, and Inslee expressed concern about the other tanks at the reservation.Federal officials say there is no immediate threat to public safety and that they have not detected any discernible change in contamination levels in monitoring wells.last_img read more