The CBCP NASSA official lamented how the renewable energy law remains only in paper.
“Renewable energy law was passed in 2018 yet it remains only in paper and coal remains to have the biggest share in power mix,” said Gariguez.
He said this following the statement made by President Duterte that he wants only one representative to international climate change conferences saying the country can only afford to send one.
The President also noted how every department sends somebody who does not even know the definition of a climate and how it changes.
But Gariguez said it’s not anymore a question of number of delegates for as long the country sends “competent” people.
“It’s the country’s obligation to send competent people to climate conferences and negotiations,” he said.
“The President should not trivialize the issue. He should get serious in increasing renewable energy capacity to at least 20,000 megawatts by 2040 as mandated in the Philippine energy plan. He should have more substance in his policy statement,” added Gariguez.
Source: Manila Bulletin | 26 July 2018