Mitigating Climate Change through the Development of Clean Renewable Energy in Southeast Sulawesi, a Developing Region in Indonesia

Balaka, Ridway; Rachman, Aditya; Jaya, Ld Muh. Golok
August 2013
International Journal of Energy, Information & Communications;Aug2013, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p33
Academic Journal
Energy plays an essential role in the development of a region. Currently the major source for energy comes from fossil fuel. One of the major unavoidable catastrophic consequences on the utilization of this form of energy is the production of greenhouse gas carbon emission raising the concern about the global challenge of the climate change. The clean renewable power potentially offers a promising solution in delivering clean energy to contribute in the mitigation of the greenhouse gases emissions. The role of developing nations on this mitigation is very important as the major population worldwide lives there. In Indonesia, one of the developing nations, the access of the energy is still becoming a challenge in several of its provinces. Southeast Sulawesi, one of the developing provinces in Indonesia, is still posing the barriers of electricity access for its communities. It is believed that this province has abundant unexplored natural clean energy resources which can be potentially utilized to support the distribution of the energy for the communities as well as to deliver the clean energy in order to contribute in the deceleration on the pace of the greenhouse gas emission. This paper discusses the prospect on the development of the clean renewable power in Southwest Sulawesi. The methodology of generating this paper is literature study of some journal papers, magazines, newspapers and authentic government data. The topic covers the geography-topography and socio-economic condition, the electricity utilization and the problem and the prospect of renewable energy development in Southeast Sulawesi. It is concluded that the natural resources of this province can potentially be harnessed to deliver clean energy in order to cope with its current challenge on the energy distribution for the communities as well as to support the mitigation on the climate change.


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