Work Overview

Renewable energy programme in CSE started in 2012when the sector was in nascent stage of development. Traditionally, the focus of the programme was on improving energy access through renewable energy sources, while accommodating for environmental and social externalities. While CSE continues to peruse this,the overarching objective of the programme is now expanded to mainstream renewable energy.

CSE’s efforts are thus dedicated to ensure development and implementation of a sound renewable energy policies and programmes at national and local government level that lead to large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies in various sectors of the economy, in order to meet the twin objective of combating climate change on one hand and energy security, on the other.

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Renewable Energy

This report looks at the current status of renewable energy in the country, as well as the issues that plague the sector. 



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Paving way to new emission norms for thermal power plants in Indonesia

May 7, 2019

Indonesian MoEF has notified new emission norms for thermal power plants. This is a major win for CSE and a result of sustained effort and engagement.

Renewable Energy

Promoting Distributed Renewable Energy

CSE has used its research to constantly engage with the government and advocate for change in the government’s policy framework.