An article by Linda Yulisman, The Jakarta Post.

Members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) agreed on Monday to establish joint efforts for the development of renewable energy in the 21 member economies.

The agreement was achieved during the first day of the three-day conference on clean, renewable and sustainable use of energy being hosted by Indonesia, this year’s Apec chair, in Nusa Dua, Bali. The agreement will be presented to the Apec senior official meeting Oct. 1 to Oct. 2 for approval.

Lead shepherd of the Apec Energy Working Group, Phyllis Genther Yoshida, said that the 21 economies had struggled to significantly lower the cost of alternative energy and to attract investment for new renewable energy projects, two main challenges they faced in green development.

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