Renewable Energy Investments and Fiscal Reforms will Ensure Sustainable Economic Growth and Avoid Greek-like Financial Meltdown

January 27th, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

Renewable Energy Investments and Fiscal Reforms will Ensure Sustainable Economic Growth and Avoid Greek-like Financial Meltdown

I would like to share my views with the purpose of suggesting what would be the sustainable economic and energy development path for our country, the Philippines.

With the passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Law, the government thru the DOE, NREB, ERC, NGCP/TRANSCO, PEMC/WESM, NPC/NPC-SPUG, DUs, ECs, power generators (IPPs, IPPAs), NGOs, etc, and with the assistance of donor countries and financial institutions such as the WB, ADB, UNDP, USAID, AUSAID, etc, have developed the IRR and other pertinent regulations for the implementation of the RE Law, including the provision of feed-in-tariff (FIT) that will be paid to RE developers and generators so that it may provide non-fossil power generation to meet future demand of power as well as replace/augment supplies due to retirement of conventional and fossil power generation sources.

On several occasions, it has been articulated by both local and foreign experts that RE power generation is the sustainable way to go to meet the country’s energy and power needs in the future because: More »