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Renewables supply 39% of Philippines energy needs, and thousands of jobs

Aquino optimistic on renewable energy, Business World, Johanna D. Poblete, 13 Jan 12, PRESIDENT BENIGNO S.C. Aquino III is optimistic the Energy department will achieve an increase in the production of alternative renewable energy that would redound to an increase in employment by 2015.
He noted, for instance, that nearly 39% of the country’s energy requirements are now provided by renewable sources, namely, hydropower, geothermal, solar, wind and biomass.
“We project that the contribution of the biomass sector will increase from 39 megawatts of energy in 2010 to more than 300 megawatts by 2015,” Mr. Aquino said in his speech at the opening of the 1st Philippine International BioEnergy Conference on Thursday.
“Our projections also indicate that in achieving this goal, around 89,000 more jobs will be generated for Filipinos,” he added.
The President said that the development of the industry has a “multiplier effect” not just in terms of empowering consumers, but also by stimulating attendant sectors. “The effects of advancing the biomass sector will also reach close to 577,000 farm families who can benefit, for example, by gaining additional income [from] the sale of agriwaste or forest residues that
can be used in the development of biomass resources,” Mr. Aquino said…. http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=Aquino-optimistic-on-renewable-energy&id=44991

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January 13, 2012 - Posted by | Philippines, renewable

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  1. America’s economic system is dependent upon an ever advancing infrastructure that supports its commerce. Government of the people, by the people and for the people has been the driving force behind the development of early post roads, canals and navigable waterways, public schools, the land grant development of the railroads and technical colleges and universities, a national airline system, rural electrification, interstate highways, and now satellite communication and the internet.

    These times and challenges are calling us to move forward at the speed of light by taking the nation totally electric and electronic from the same limitless energy that over the eons turned an accumulating biomass into oil that must be found, fought over, mined, protected and transported, refined, distributed, consumed, and leaves costly waste to be disposed of or ignored.

    Now is the time to build a smart energy grid that accommodates the dispersed generation of so much electricity from the wind, sun and gravity that it can be licensed for free individual use, usher in a new era of free enterprise and end the nation’s entangled with and servitude and entanglement to the international oil interests. This source of power transports itself, belongs to all of us, is limitless and free and leaves no costly waste.

    Industry, homes and public facilities are already wired a with a peak-plus supply of energy from wind turbines, geo-thermal wells, solar collectors, and surf and sea displacement generators we can meet all of our business and individual needs, electric power low-cost fair and laden high-speed and light rail, and use the plus supply online for the electrolytic production of hydrogen for fuel-cell generation when the skies are dark and the wind and sea still.

    Comment by Sam Osborne | January 21, 2012 | Reply


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