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Mar 30th
Home Sections Ecology and the Environment “Harnessing RE for Sustainability” Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 1830H (RP Time) in Kalikasan, Kaunlaran!
“Harnessing RE for Sustainability” Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 1830H (RP Time) in Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by EARTH Institute Asia Press Office   
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:25


W hen it comes to promoting the use of renewable energy (RE), the Philippines is one of the countries leading the way in Asia. The Philippines had passed the Renewable Energy Act in 2008—the first and most comprehensive in Asia. It aims to develop and use sustainable RE sources, such as geothermal, wind, biomass, solar, hydro, and ocean. It also aims to create a “market-based environment that is conducive to private sector investment and participation.”


The Department of Energy (DOE) foresees that RE will “provide up to 40 percent of the country's primary energy requirements over the ten-year period beginning in 2003.” Biomass, micro-hydro, solar, and wind are expected to be the largest contributors to the total share of RE in the energy mix, an average share of 27.5 percent. Hydro and geothermal are expected to contribute the balance, as significant sources of electric power. About 1,500 barangays are programmed to be electrified using RE systems.


But there are major constraints to achieve these goals. One of them is the lack of public awareness of the benefits of RE projects and how local communities may participate in the development and use of RE.


T une in/watch Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) on March 3, 2010, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Manila time), for the latest on RE, particularly biomass, and what opportunities it offers you as Dr. Cora Claudio, president, EARTH Institute Asia, converses with Engr. Ruby De Guzman, OIC-Division Chief, Biomass Division, Renewable Energy Management Bureau, Department of Energy,  and Hans-Henning Judek, president, CEO Energy Visions Japan Co., Ltd., past winner of the Asia Clean Energy Forum’s Top Innovation Award-Clean Fuels for its “Decentralized Energy for Remote Regions in Developing Countries,” a system to miniaturize an RE facility into "village-size.”


KK! Is accessible through DZRH-AM radio (666 in Metro Manila, other kHz nationwide), TV (Ch. 9 in Metro Manila, other cable TV channels nationwide), and Internet or ( Join the Quiz, contests, campaigns and projects of EARTH and KK! To join all, register at 2299: earth<space>your message. 


EARTH Institute Asia and  DZRH co-produce KK!, with the support of Unilever, Unilab, Toby's Sports, Le Cellier French Wine Selection, Yehey.Com, Management Association of the Philippines (MAP),  and   Brahma Kumaris,  and  with the cooperation of various organizations, naemly the GREEN Army, PFST, TOWNS, PBE, AIJC, MAP AgriBusiness & Countryside Development Foundation, PEIA, DENR, and other groups and  individuals. 


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Comments (1)
1 Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:09
As fossil fuel continue to deminish in supply and increase of proce, as world wide demand for fossil fuel grows and worst its environmental impact that cost the warming effect.Our country and the rest of the will need to look for another alternative method to meet the ever growing demand for energy. There can be no doubt that renewable clean energy is the way of the future. The Kyoto Protocol design and encourage that every nation must cut emission target to world temperature to 1990 level but the main opposition is China and the United States. As there is a treat and the Global Warming is real again all nations meet at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate change and the US and China as the major sponsors and ratified the Copenhagen Accord and every nation must submit their CO2 emission reduction to be submitted this jan.31,2010. For this suggestions feel in hang no target and it seems all llussion,our government tries but HOW and even all nations tried but HOW. But for this there is a practical solution just abolish the fuel coal that emits 6 billion metric tons CO2 emission yearly. The JPI Fuel Industry had develop an option fuel to replace the coal. It is made entirely of waste organic supply when process forms an innovative firewood fuel of any size that can energize all of the worlds direct burning heavy industries for both power and none power sector. Sets side that it had a fertilizer by product which will supply our country agricultural demand by 80%. ,and a biofuel blend that can supply 10% as invaded on RA 9367. All nations tried this but they all failed due to production cost,method of production and our trade secret.Even our very own UP tried and experimented it and came to a conclusion that it is not sustainable.? Our country could produce 120 million metric tons yearly and our industry total demand is only 20 million and the surplus exportable. This the only way to save our planet earth and our country is blessed for we have the solution that can move our country to move forward a nation to emerge this 21th century. This product could create million and millions of local jobs and that every Filipino will be having a decent everlasting job security. I had invented this product and used it on a thermal power plant during my stay at a logging company in 1980. Sa coal climb to a high rocketing gear I had re-modified it and created The company JPI Fuel Industry the answer to prevent climate change. Although the company is still at its infant stage our company is now in negotiation to deliver 1,100 metric tons daily on a leading cement manufacturer in our country that seize operation due to the high price of imported coal and bunker fuel. Through your columns, radio stations,to Engr. Ruby de Guzman of DOE and to Hon. Heherson Alvarez of the commssion om climate change that be given also a special attenttion. Our product would be exhibited at the 18th European Biomass conference and exhibition at Lyon, Frtance this coming may 3 to 7 ,2010.. For more visit website jaime imbat, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , tel 0755664182. Thanks.

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