Deklarasi Bali ‘Geothermal Energy to Change the World’

“Geothermal   Energy to Change the World”

We are more than 2,500 members from World   Geothermal Communities represented by over 85 countries assembled in Bali,   Indonesia, for the World Geothermal Congress 2010. The Congress has been   convened by the International Geothermal Association and the Indonesian   Geothermal Association. Indonesia is a country that has been blessed with   abundant, sustainable natural sources of energy including perhaps the world’s   largest readily accessible geothermal resources. In light of the long history   of geothermal energy development here in Indonesia and throughout the world   it is only appropriate that we, the members of the geothermal community so   assembled, do hereby declare:
FIRSTLY – Energy constitutes a basic and   continuing human need
a. Humankind is learning to develop technology to effectively and efficiently   manage this diverse energy need in an environmentally responsible manner.
b. Natural resources should not be considered merely as an inheritance from   our ancestors, but that which has been entrusted to us for our children and   grandchildren.
c. Without energy other natural resources cannot be developed,   industrialization cannot occur; food production will always be a problem,   unemployment will continue to be a major issue, and health services will be   extremely limited.
d. Geothermal energy can be a major player in making significant changes in   that situation and is reflected in the theme of the Congress. Geothermal: The   Energy to Change the World.
SECONDLY – It is established that
a. The world needs energy, now and in the future. Geothermal energy is hugely   abundant.
b. Climate change must be well managed and energy must be provided at a   reasonable cost to our growing world wide population.
c. Geothermal energy is indigenous, sustainable and environmentally   responsible, counteracting global warming by displacing carbon-intensive   energy usage.
d. Geothermal energy can generate electricity as well as provide for the   development of a wide range of direct uses including heating and cooling   buildings, various industrial processes and agricultural production, as well   as balneological and recreational health resorts.
e. Geothermal energy is the only renewable energy source which is totally   independent of daily, seasonal and variation, allowing it to provide power   with a higher availability than any other energy source including fossil   fuels and nuclear.
f. Geothermal energy technology is well established, though it is   continuously being improved.
g. Geothermal energy has to date only been developed to a very limited extent   compared to the potential resource base. Obtaining financing, and legal,   institutional and regulatory barriers are two of the limiting factors.
h.Geothermal technologies based on higher temperature resources have   life-cycle costs competitive with other forms of energy. Cost competitiveness   is steadily being extended down the resource curve as technology improves,   but at the lower end of the temperature scale pro-active policies or   incentives are still needed to increase geothermal competitiveness.
i. The importance of extending geothermal energy usage to lower temperatures   is that not only is the resources base increased exponentially as the minimum   temperature is reduced, but the range of geographies where it can be applied   also greatly increases.
THIRDLY: We the assembled therefore do   urge that
a. Large investment is secured for national, regional and local geothermal   projects in developing as well as developed countries and economies in   transition. Greater acceptance of geothermal by international funding   agencies can play a major role.
b. Legislative and administrative barriers be removed and reformed.
c. All technocrats, decision makers, politicians and world leaders, whether   they are in the developed or developing countries strive to create a   favorable political climate by molding public opinions that are conducive to   the sustainable development of geothermal energy. This can include for   example government support in the areas of risk mitigation insurance, cost   sharing, loan guarantees and production tax credits.
d. Investments can be provided in many forms (financial incentives from   government, loans and capital investment from banks, private investors,   venture capital funds) and policies need to be established to facilitate   accessing all of these sources.
e. Recognition be given to the important role of existing utilities as the   off taker for electrical output, that Renewable Portfolio Standards be   adopted, that Integrated Resource Planning be fully implemented and standard   offer contracts including feed-in tariffs be made available.
f. Substantial funding be committed to research and development to improve   the cost competitiveness of geothermal energy production, particularly where   it means it can be extended into new situations, such as at low temperatures   and into different geological settings.
g. Know-how transfer from developed to developing countries is facilitated   and supported through effective international cooperation among government,   private and academic institutions, especially by joint training and   education, capacity building, and technical assistance.
FOURTHLY – All this will
a. Avoid additional carbon dioxide emissions and reduce current emission   levels;
b. Create employment opportunities, increase industrial development and   agricultural production and improve the standard of living of citizens of the   world;
c. Secure adequate and environmentally responsible energy supply for   generations to come; and last but not least
d. Effectuate “geothermal energy to change the world” toward a sustainable   peaceful, healthy and clean environment in a world to live in and   consequently the lasting prosperity of the people through out the world.

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