Duterte should encourage renewable energy | Inquirer Opinion

Duterte should encourage renewable energy

/ 05:06 AM August 26, 2017

I will have to give the President an F for his televised speech last Aug. 23. It was the same speech he gave at the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Customs. I am quite critical because he seemed to be sidetracked by current events and his sworn policies that we already know. There’s always time for those issues and I am quite sure there will be more coming.

The President missed an opportunity in showcasing a new exciting industry that will cut our country’s dependence on fossil fuel like oil and coal. Renewable energy is a real catalyst for job creation as well.


I was hoping the President will be gung-ho about solar technology and maybe use his bully pulpit to force utility firms into purchasing electricity from private solar providers (homeowners) at an equal rate just to “incentivize” or jump- start a new market.

It is a real move forward for our country if the President believes in this type of technology and shows support; everybody will be more akin to start converting to solar or other types of renewable energy.


JOSE SANTAMARIA,[email protected]

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