Indonesia is said to have the world’s largest geothermal energy reserves but their potential remains mostly untapped. That could soon change with German know-how.
With 240 million people, Indonesia is the biggest and fastest growing market in Southeast Asia. And as the country’s economy grows, so, too, does its demand for electricity.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is a self-acclaimed fan of “green energy.” In a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her recent visit to Indonesia, Yudhoyono talked about one of his major goals: to give greater focus to alternative energy resources such as wind, solar and, in particular, geothermal heat.
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