Climate group seeks clean energy policy

By Alena Mae S. Flores – December 17, 2019 at 07:25

Climate and environmental advocates and other non-government organizations reminded administration officials Tuesday to pursue more clean energy as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte during his state-of-the-nation address.

The Power for People Coalition (P4P), a broad network of clean energy advocates from across the Philippines, said the current administration must “walk Duterte’s clean energy talk” by reviewing existing policies in the energy sector which enabled the dominance of destructive and expensive electricity from coal at the cost of consumers’ welfare.

“These past weeks, Filipinos from all walks of life knocked on different corporate and government bodies to hold them accountable for enabling coal to heavily burden Filipinos with its costly price and the detrimental impacts it brings to the environment and its host communities,” said Gerry Arances, P4P convenor.