Mindanao needs renewable energy

According to the head of the Mindanao Power Monitoring Council’s technical group, Mindanao needs to intensify its push for renewable energy (RE) in order to reverse the 70-30 mix in favor of fossil fuels by 2018 when new coal-fired plants start operating.  Romeo M. Montenegro pointed out that the new coal-fired power plants are being set up “on the back of a sustained economic growth trajectory of 7%-7.5% in gross regional domestic product.”  Mindanao is projected to require at least 500 megawatts (MW) of new capacity by 2016, another 500 MW by 2020, and 1,600 MW by 2030.   Read more here.

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