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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Presidential Candidate (Capres) Anies Baswedan and Vice Presidential Candidate (Cawapres) Muhaimin Iskandar or both known as “AMIN” have issued a vision and mission document which will be offered to the public at the upcoming 2024 Presidential Election (Pilpres).

One of the missions carried by the AMIN pair is energy security. This program is part of the mission 1 agenda, namely ‘Ensuring the Availability of Basic Needs and Cheap Costs of Living Through Food Independence, Energy Security and Water Sovereignty’.

Based on the vision and mission document, the AMIN couple explained that basic needs are the basic rights of every country. Availability and easy access to affordable food, shelter, energy and water are prerequisites for the realization of a prosperous society.

They believe that meeting basic needs is the country’s first step in realizing social justice for its people.

“The country must realize food independence, energy security and water sovereignty to ensure that the Indonesian nation is able to continue improving prosperity in the long term,” wrote the document, quoted Thursday (26/10/2023).

At least, there are several points offered by the AMIN pair in maintaining energy security in Indonesia, as follows:

1. Cultivate energy-saving behavior, through public education and policy incentives, as well as improving the accuracy of energy subsidy targets through improved data and technological approaches.

2. Realizing energy production and export planning that is oriented towards national interests, taking into account security of supply and internal reserves

3. Establish cooperation with energy producing countries, including countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Central Asia and the Middle East, to obtain cheap energy.

4. Increase national fuel oil (BBM) stocks to a safe level, to guarantee fuel availability and enable careful import planning to get the best prices.

5. Strengthen the governance of energy imports, especially oil and gas, to reduce the space for speculators to provide the best prices for the people.

6. Applying the latest technology to maximize exploitation efficiency, including implementing Enhanced Oil Recovery in various old oil wells in Indonesia.

7. Renegotiating and realizing pending energy production agreements, including the Masela project.

8. Implement the “Indonesia Towards EBT” program through energy diversification, including bioenergy, geothermal, waterfall, wind, hydrogen and solar power, with government support in terms of financing and potential mapping, as well as by maximizing technology transfer.

9. Maximize the role of geothermal energy, of which Indonesia has around 40% of world reserves, as an important energy source, by encouraging the discovery of proven reserves by the government, to reduce risks and increase investment attractiveness.

10. Open opportunities for people and communities to produce EBT and market it to the State Electricity Company (PLN), in order to encourage the growth of EBT.

11. Encourage innovation in EBT financing through various approaches, including: project development funding, viability gap financing, and credit enhancement funding.

12. Utilize green financing with competitive interest rates, and realize carbon trading and carbon exchange opportunities to obtain cheap sources of funding from abroad.

13. Establish an Endowment Fund (Resource Endowment Fund) derived from natural resource income (SDA), which is allocated for EBT research, improving human quality, and to provide incentives for the implementation of EBT.

14. Encourage the use of public transportation by the public through education, improving infrastructure, improving services and economical ticket prices, followed by conversion to electric public transportation.

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