The Renewable Energy Policy Debate in the Philippines
The Philippines enacted two legislations to promote RE deployment: the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 and the Biofuels Act of 2006, in recognition of the advantages of the use of renewable energy (RE) as energy source. However, there remain issues and criticisms on the promotion of RE technologies and on the implementation of the RE laws. Both sides of the debate have their justifications for supporting or not supporting the use of RE resources and technologies. The implementation of the RE laws, rules and regulations has also been receiving criticisms. For this paper, data and information on the areas of debate were collected and examined. Findings provide some reference for revisiting the RE laws and regulations to improve their implementation and produce better outcomes for stakeholders.