• Government to map shift to renewable energy in 10 years

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    The Climate Change Commission will lay the groundwork for shifting the country’s fuel system to 100 percent renewable energy capacity in 10 years.

    CCC Commissioner Heherson Alvarez said the government “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.”

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

    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 said.

    On Monday, 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 developing sustainable energy roadmaps for the governments and energy stakeholders in Aruba, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Central America.

    JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ

     

     

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    1. While I was employed by IBM, every time I traveled to the EU, I noticed the solar panels in Germany and Spain, then in 2008 while part of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in Wash. DC; I was privileged to learn about the NASA data about climate change where I was informed that the Philippines will experience a seven year drought from 2009. We did not have GRID parity then so I was not able to convince the Electric Cooperatives to go with solar especially in Mindanao. Now, the electric distributors should embrace the 2008 RE Act 9513 and transition to RE and reduce the transmission cost and transmission losses. Our country can not wait until 20016 when the coal-fired power plants comes online. I’m available to discuss these issue to whoever wants to know our program, I’m willing to share technical data to those who has a need to know. I’m also trying to engage the US Dept. Of Defense (John Kerry) to help us stop other countries claiming ownership of the South Scarborough Shoal so that we start drilling the 33 Trillion cubic meters of natural gas which could be the energy life bloof of the Philippines in the next 50 + years.

    2. We have started the One Million Rooftops (OMR) project with Atty Pete Maniego, chairman of Natl. Renewable Energy Board (NREB). The project will last until 2016 worth $ 13 Billion USD and will use 20,000 man year of labor. I also have the 30 30 By 2020 30B vision where if our great country (55 GW of electricity, the size of Nevada) transition to RE by 30 %, the cost of electricity will be reduced by 30% will cost between $ 40 to $ 50 Billion USD. We have seven short years to do it. As the cost of new technology decreases, the cost of labor also increases. My corporation will 100% finance all projects of reciprocating engines fed by natural gas, solar and fuel cell.