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    The Climate Change Commission is set to lay groundwork for sustainable energy roadmap for the Philippines, which aims to shift the country’s current fuel system to 100-percent renewable energy capacity in 10 years.

    “Our government and its leadership is concerned with the latest scientific reports that global warming has accelerated, and believe the country must begin to program a path of low carbon to zero carbon along a broad partnership of the public interest and private sector,” CCC Commissioner Heherson Alvarez said.

    According to Alvarez, a sustainable energy system will require significant planning cooperation with private, government and international finance institutions.

    “The proposed roadmap will be designed to shift our fuel system and increase renewable energy by 100-percent capacity possibly in 10 years,” Alvarez said.

    He explained that over the long run, as the country’s growing renewable energy capacity displaces imported carbon-polluting fuels, Philippine products and services are bound to become more competitive and more jobs would be created.

    “The energy roadmap will unroll a ‘carbon war’ program of our determined government,” Alvarez added.

    Today, the CCC will launch the Philippine program from carbon fuel dependency to low carbon, and into zero carbon regime with renewable sources of energy.

    The launching will be held at Casa Roces, San Miguel, Manila.

    The CCC has invited Dr. Alexander Ochs of the Worldwatch Institute, a global leader in climate-compatible development and international renewable energy policy based in Washington, D.C., to introduce to local government units a sustainable energy roadmap based on the resource capability of each province.

    Ochs, head of the Climate and Energy Program of Worldwatch, will present the institute’s Sustainable Energy Roadmap that takes an integrated approach to examining the technical, financial and policy changes necessary for transitioning to a sustainable energy regime.

    Worldwatch Institute partners and collaborates with governments to ensure that roadmaps reflect national priorities. It is now developing sustainable energy roadmaps for the governments and energy stakeholders in Aruba, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Central America.

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    1. Christopher Ruhm on

      Climate change is a scam. Since the (man-made) ‘global warming’ scam has been challenged and its proponents refusing to release data, and admission that other data has been tampered, the same players have changed the name to ‘climate change’. Climate by definition does change and run in cycles and patterns-that is why its supporters refuse to debate real scientists who have not been compromised.

      Actually it is not about climate change it is about using government to regulate, suffocate and strangle traditional, high-efficiency producers–gas, oil, coal and transfer wealth to much less efficient in the name of the ‘environment’, ‘clean energy’, etc. It is not surprising that the Worldwatch Institute has wind power companies on its board of directors. Also, in the U.S. it is shameful that the government has chosen to subsidize ethanol production from corn when millions of people are starving around the globe. Further, billions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted in government-subsidized green energy projects with companies going bankrupt, basically the U.S. politicians funneling money to their allies through these schemes-wind, solar, etc.

      The supply of carbon fuels, natural gas and oil are virtually inexhaustible. Further the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine is one of the greatest inventions of all time-relatively safe, compact, and highly-efficient powering vehicles around the globe. Coal-burning plants have produced more electricity than the world has ever seen. Natural gas is an ideal source for home heating with only trace amount of byproduct.

      If the Philippines wants to build its energy base green energy is not the solution. I caution the country not to allow noisy, bird-killing, inefficient wind farms. Let all these competitors compete in the free market. Solar energy would seem like a good match for the country but nothing can compete with carbon fuels.

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      The coal-burning power plants have produced an trillions of carbon-fuel eternal combustion engines- gasoline and diesel nicompeting energy sources wind, solar,tive snew research

    2. Juan dela Cruz on

      100% renewal energy baloney! I didn’t know Al Gore moved to the Philippines!

    3. domingo ligot on

      Global warming is now a reality which will not be remedied by any effort of this country to shift to “renewable energy”. Renewable energy such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal are very costly to set up and will take a long time to construct compared to coal and will be more expensive for consumers. Lets face it this country can burn all the fossil fuels it wishes and its contribution to total carbon emission will amount to nothing so unless the rich countries cut their own emissions global warming will continue to get worse whatever we do here. Lets focus instead on enhancing our wealth as a nation to be ready to take adaptation measures rather than waste our meager resources on expensive renewable energy methods that to me are merely for show.