Sources of energy for PH
I’m a retired meteorologist who spent 44 years in Pagasa. My early specialization was in hydrometeorology or the land phase of the water cycle.
I’m glad the Inquirer published Eddie O’Connor’s commentary, “How wind and solar energy can help PH,” (2/21/18), which cites the resources that can provide the Philippines with large amounts of inexpensive and “reliable” power.
I will add that hydropower and oceanographic energy are two other sources of power with the latter as most reliable as it is independent of meteorological conditions but on an astronomical phenomenon, the Earth’s rotation!
Many advanced countries already have the technology to harness this inexhaustible source of energy and the Philippines can adapt the success stories abroad.
BERNARDO M. SORIANO JR., PhD, CESE,
retired weather services chief, Pagasa, DOST,
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