By 2045, Indonesia could harness one of the world’s most controversial energy sources – nuclear power. A New and Renewable Energy Bill, that is currently tabled in parliament, will make nuclear a key energy pillar, to mitigate climate change.
With three nuclear research reactors already operating in the country, Indonesia has been considering nuclear as a power option for almost seven decades. But despite most of the population supporting the use of nuclear, there are still pockets of opposition, among activists and politicians alike, who fear a nuclear fallout like Fukushima.
Does Indonesia have the required expertise and governance to run nuclear power plants?