ICEL: The New and Renewable Energy (EBT) Draft Bill is Still Far from Expectations

Jakarta, – The issue of managing new and renewable energy (EBT) is considered not to be optimally accommodated in the EBT Draft Bill.


Deputy Director of the Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL), Raynaldo Sembiring, said that a large-scale evaluation of the EBT Draft Bill was needed. Starting from the issue of supervision, project evaluation, and data inventory related to regional potential.


“Then the existing regulation is not yet optimal to create a conducive EBT investment climate for investors, including those related to prices and incentives,” Raynaldo said, Tuesday (20/8).


Besides, ICEL highlighted the overlapping rules and roles of the national and regional governments in the management of EBT. So that the EBT Draft Bill is still far from expectations.


President Jokowi appreciated the rapid response of the Regional Representative Council (DPD) addressing the challenges faced by the regionals, one of which is related to EBT.


DPD initiated the EBT Draft Bill, which is currently being discussed in Commission VII of the DPR with the government.