November 26, 2018 Read More →

Can’t quit coal

Business Mirror:

Despite the growth of renewable energy projects in the country—RE accounts for more than a third (36.1 percent) of the Philippines’s energy mix, according to Department of Energy data—we still get more than half of our energy requirements from fossil fuels, mostly from coal-fired power plants, generally claimed as the biggest contributors to climate change.

Coal is the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel and accounts for 43 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions. A study by the US-based think tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says another 10,423 megawatts (MW) of coal projects worth over P1.1 trillion are in the country’s energy pipeline.

Can’t quit coal

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