Did you know that Philippines is the world’s second largest producer of geothermal power and was the first country in Southeast Asia to deploy large-scale wind and solar technologies?
People think that only first world countries can utilize renewable energy sources. The fact is developing countries are at the forefront of adapting and implementing renewable energy plans.
The Philippines is one of the leading countries with a healthy energy mix. Renewable energy resources — which include geothermal, hydropower, biomass, solar and wind — accounted for 25% of the country’s power generation mix in 2017. Renewable energy-based facilities generated 23.19 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2017, up by 5.5% from 2016’s 21.98 million MWh.
The future of renewable energy is bright. And did you know that mining plays an important role in harnessing power plants that generate renewable energy? Mines produce the copper, nickel, cobalt, silicone and rare earth minerals that make renewable energy possible.
But this question remains: are renewable energy sources enough to meet our country’s ongoing power demand?
Find out the answer.
Join us on June 7, 2019 at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas for the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines 2nd Professional Lecture Series entitled #DiggingDeeper: “Exploring the alternative sources of energy and understanding the EPIRA Law”
(Photo by Ignacio Malapitan III)