Why fear nuclear power?

Dizar Sabana, Mutti Anggitta The Jakarta Post Rabu, 24 November 2021

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has ended. Neither President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo nor Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar promised to guide Indonesia to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Indonesia’s commitment remains the same as mentioned in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the UN last July: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent independently or up to 41 percent with international support by 2030. We are also exploring scenarios that could lead to net zero by 2060 or sooner.

Although critics say that our commitment is not ambitious enough, meeting this goal requires a bold move: ending our reliance on fossil fuels and transitioning to green energy options.