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Gov’t inaction on renewable energy blamed for worsening power crisis By Angie M. Rosales 04/23/2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Gov’t inaction on renewable energy blamed for worsening power crisis

By Angie M. Rosales 04/23/2012

Sen. Edgardo Angara yesterday blamed the slow implementation of the law on renewable source of energy, saying it has exacerbated power supply crisis gripping the country.

“We had already arrived at a solution long before the recent spate of rotating brownouts in Mindanao happened,” he said, emphasizing the matter of laying down in the table, Republic Act 9513, or the Renewable Energy Act of 2008.

Around $5 billion worth of potential investments are said to have gone elsewhere due to the slow pace of development as the country has the potential to generate almost 261,000 megawatt (MW) of clean energy from the combined capacity of geothermal, wind, ocean and hydropower resources..... MORE

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