Renewable energy is essential for our future. It is not an option but necessity for the survival of the nation. Our current and most dominant energy system is based on the non-renewable resources, and those resources are coming closer to the exhaustion. This is the inconvenient truth for a country once claimed being energy resources rich. In this article, published in Respect Magazine (October 2010), Fabby Tumiwa explains what policy and measures might work to make renewable energy becomes more competitive to the fossil fuel in Indonesia.