Manila, Philippines – Green advocates appealed to the Department of Energy (DoE) to fast track the implementation of renewable energy programs to deal with the impacts of climate change in the country.
Greenpeace noted that the Philippines is among the most vulnerable and least prepared to deal with climate change impacts. It urged the Philippine government to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels, especially coal, through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
“The Department of Energy should fast-track RE proposals that are only awaiting implementation. We are worried that the ongoing debates regarding the feed-in-tariff rates for the Philippines are being taken advantage of by the coal industry to delay implementation of RE projects and lock us in again on fossil fuels for at least the next three decades,“ Greenpeace Southeast Asia climate and energy campaigner Francis Dela Cruz said. (Ellalyn B. de Vera)