Monsada: Solar FIT and harmonizing energy sources a challenge to successor

ZENAIDA Y. MONSADA, who marks her last day as Energy secretary today, will be turning over to the incoming administration the decision whether to approve a new solar energy installation target and its corresponding feed-in-tariff (FiT) rate. She will also hand over to Alfonso G. Cusi, the new secretary, the task of harmonizing government policy between coal power and renewable energy.

“I think he is aware that renewable energy is expensive compared with conventional sources,” Ms. Monsada told reporters. “There’s a price for quality and good health.”

She added that Mr. Cusi had given his assurance that the decision would be his on the expanded solar targets, the FiT rate, the “when and how.”

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