Unlocking Philippines’ renewable energy potential key to meeting energy demand

Unlocking the Philippines’ full renewable energy potential can help it meet its growing energy demand and address climate change.

That’s according to IRENA’s lasts renewables report which identifies key actions for the country to accelerate renewable energy deployment and low-carbon development

It’s reported that many countries in the region, face a growing population and rising energy demand to power economic growth.

The archipelago is also frequently exposed to tropical storms and natural disasters that affect its energy structure.

In 2011 the Philippines set an ambitious renewable energy target of 15.3 gigawatts by 2030 — a near tripling of 2010’s 5,438 megawatts.

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