RETURNING to nature or the use of natural, eco-friendly products and the use of clean or non-fossil energy has now become a trend in the world. Apart from giving a sense of security (non-pollutive), it does not have a negative impact on nature itself.
As a tourist destination, this measures is an added value or unique selling point to Bali which is certainly in line with international ongoing movements.
The application of clean energy in Bali is a moment to generate eco-friendly technology so that the earth is clean, the people are healthy and the energy is economically cheap. For example, local government was just launched the use of electric vehicles not long ago in Denpasar along with its charging stations. Likewise, several power plants have been already using gas-fueled power plant.
All of these policies refer to the vision and mission of the pair of Governor and Deputy Governor of Bali, namely Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali through the Planned Universal Development Plan towards a New Era of Bali to maintain the sanctity and harmony of Bali’s nature and its contents by adhering to local Balinese wisdom.
Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, has shown his seriousness in implementing Clean Energy in Bali through the issuance of Gubernatorial Regulation Number 45/2019 concerning Bali Clean Energy. This measure is also supported by a number of policies through regional regulations and Gubernatorial Regulations related to environmental sanitations and conservation, such as:
- Gubernatorial Regulation Number 48/2019 concerning the Use of Battery-Based Electric Motor Vehicles.
- Gubernatorial Regulation Number 97/2018 concerning Limitation of the Incidence of Single-Use Plastic Waste.
- Gubernatorial Regulation Number 47/2019 concerning Source-Based Waste Management. Through this policy, the community is encouraged to solve the waste problem at the village level, so that the waste can be reduced.
- Gubernatorial Regulation Number 24/2020 concerning Protection of Lakes, Springs, Rivers and Seas
- Regional Regulation Number 8/2019 concerning Organic Agriculture Systems, with the aim of keeping Bali and its nature clean.
Hopefully, Bali will encourage the use of solar panels for households, offices, supermarkets and the hotel industry.