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Cablegate: Indonesian Input for New Required Energy Report

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHJA #0278 0420930
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 110930Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7958
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHDC

UNCLAS JAKARTA 000278

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP/MTS AND EEB/ESC/IEC--B. Glenn Griffin
DOE FOR CUTLER/PI-32

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG SENV APER ABUD ID
SUBJECT: Indonesian Input for New Required Energy Report

REF: STATE 10743 (New Energy Reporting Requirement)

Further to Department's request for information on post energy
reporting, we provide the following responses keyed to reftel:

-- A. The economic section leads the embassy country team on energy
issues as defined in paragraph 3 of reftel. Foreign Agricultural
Service representatives also provide expertise and analysis in the
biofuels sector capitalizing on their deep knowledge of biofuels
feedstocks. The economic section has a dedicated energy and mineral
resources officer as well as an energy and mineral resources FSN
staff member. The FAS section has two officers and an FSN, who
covers the biofuels sector.

-- B. The energy and mineral resources officer and FSN assistant in
the economic section both devote 75 percent of their time to energy
issues. A second FSN in the ESTH section spends five percent of her
time covering civilian nuclear energy issue. The economic counselor
devotes 10 percent of his time to energy issues. The two FAS
officers each devote five percent of their time to energy issues.
The FAS FSN devotes 25 percent of his time to energy issues
involving biofuels and palm oil.

-- C. The FS-2 Energy and Mineral Resources Officer, who is a
generalist with no technical, engineering, or scientific background,
has the following energy-related responsibilities:
o Promotes U.S. trade and investment in Indonesia in close
cooperation with all relevant elements of the Country Team. Serves
on the Oil and Gas, Mining, and Power Generation Committees of the
American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia.
o Counsels U.S. firms on market opportunities and policy issues
affecting Indonesia's energy sectors, as well as reporting on the
security of U.S. energy companies in Indonesia.
o Analyzes and reports on the exploration, development, production,
marketing and environmental impact of oil, gas, alternative energy
resources in Indonesia; also evaluates Indonesia's efforts in power
sector deregulation, power generation, and development of renewable
energy resources.
o Evaluates Indonesian energy projects for USG lending and insurance
institutions.

--The FSN Assistant, who also has no technical, engineering, or
scientific training related to energy, has the following
responsibilities:
o Gathers and analyzes data on the oil, gas, and electric power
sectors from a wide variety of government and private sources and
maintains databases of relevant statistics in those three sectors.
o Maintains the statistical database for the embassy's biannual
Petroleum Report and other long-term reports as needed. Drafts the
monthly energy highlights cables. Drafts spot reports on energy
developments as needed.
o Develops and maintains good working contacts within relevant
Indonesian ministries, regulatory agencies, and the private sector
in the petroleum, mining and electric power sectors.

-- D. State Budget:
--- personnel:
FS-2/3 Econ Officer salary (75% energy/25% minerals)

Total FSN-8/1 FSN Assistant = $13,823
FSN cost related to energy (75%) = $10,367

--- programs

FS-2 Econ Officer energy travel funds: $1200
FS-2 Econ Officer energy rep funds: $375

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