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Indonesia’s Geothermal Potential: A Legal Review

Indonesia’s geothermal resources are among the largest in the world, with 299 geothermal locations and a total potential of 28,807 MW, or around 40 percent of the total geothermal resources worldwide, according to a September 2014 press release from Indonesia’s Directorate General of Geothermal. In order to utilize this enormous energy potential, the Government of Indonesia (the “GOI”) has intensified its efforts to encourage geothermal power development. Some background to the regulatory climate will put these developments in perspective.

Studies Show Geothermal and Grid Diversity Benefit the Environment and Consumers

Last fall, the California legislature passed SB 350, a bill that will increase the state’s renewable energy generation to 50 percent by 2030 utilizing resources like wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy. This goal will be a first. No large-scale economy like California has ever attempted to transition to a grid powered in majority by renewables. With such high-reaching plans and only a decade and a half to deliver, where does the state go from here?