Nuclear power, renewable energy itinutulak ni PBBM

Nuclear power, renewable energy itinutulak ni PBBM

July 26, 2022 @ 7:26 AM 3 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – Target ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ang pagtatayo ng bagong power plants, paggamit ng renewable energy at ibaba ang presyo ng elektrisidad sa mga consumers sa loob ng anim na taon.

“At present, our demand for energy far exceeds our reliable supply.

We must increase the level of energy production. We must look at every possible option that would be appropriate for the Philippine situation,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos sa kanyang unang State of the Nation Address (SONA) sa Batasang Pambansa sa Quezon City, araw ng Lunes, Hulyo 25,

“We must build new power plants. We must take advantage of all the best technology that are now available, especially in the area of renewable energy,” aniya pa rin.

Sinabi pa ng Pangulo na wala siyang nakikitang dahilan paera suriing maburti ang buong sistema ng transmisyon para sa layuning makahanap ng paraan para maibaba ang presyo ng enerhiya sa consuming public.

“We will involve our cooperatives. Their transmission efficiencies, and our traditional distribution system must be more effective in bringing power cheaply to both our homes and industries,” ang pahayag ni Pangulong Marcos.

Sa SONA pa rin ng Pangulo, muling inulit ng Punong Ehekutibo ang kanyang naunang posisyon na ire-examine ang estratehiya ng gobyerno tungo sa pagtatayo ng nuclear power plants sa Pilipinas.

“In the area of nuclear power, there have been new technologies developed that allow smaller scale modular nuclear plants and other derivations thereof,” ani Pangulong Marcos.

“We will comply, of course, with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations for nuclear power plants as they have been strengthened after Fukushima,” dagdag na pahayag ng Pangulo.

“The technology on renewable energy is progressing rapidly. And many of these technologies are appropriate for the Philippines. We have already begun windmill power, and we are now expanding very quickly our solar power production,” giit ni Pangulong Marcos.

Para naman sa wind turbines, kinalkula na ng World Bank ang potensiyal na 280-gigawatts sa taong 2030.

“Solar power has steadily increased its efficiency in converting sunlight to electrical power, which is particularly attractive to us. Unlike wind power, solar power is practical — almost everywhere in the Philippines all year round,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.

“In the move to lowering our carbon footprint caused by energy production, our advancement to renewables will have a lead time,” aniya pa rin.

Sinabi pa ng Pangulo, na sa interim, ang natural gas ang hahawak ng susi para “We will provide investment incentives by clarifying the uncertain policy in upstream gas, particularly in the area close to Malampaya.”

“This, requires clarification of the process and review of service contracts policy. Another fundamental requirement for growth and increased employment will be the availability of cheap, reliable energy,” ang pahayag ni Pangulong Marcos.

“This even comes under the category of ‘ease of doing business’ if we are to attract investors, both local and foreign, to set up shop here in the Philippines,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

“There is still room to expand the country’s present power supply through the existing power sources, but only to a limited extent,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.

Ani Pangulong Marcos na ang Public-Private Partnership ay mayroong mahalagang papel bilang pagsuporta lalo pa’t ang funding sa panahon na ito ay “quite limited. ” Kris Jose