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Daily Asia Power Energy, Septyember 29, 2008 - Renewable Energy Bill in Philippines

Renewable Energy Bill in Philippines

The August 26 article reported that the Department of Energy has implemented the rule of bio-fuel, which is mandatory usage of coconut methyl for gasoline in the car for more than 2 percents. It is enacted on October 2008 and, by February 2009, to be full implementation. Is it really possible? ASEAN countries, are watching closely for breath.

In Indonesia, oil production is beginning to decline. According September 28 article, Indonesia's ministerial order of the Department of Energy has implemented the rule that a 5 percents of bio-fuel should be used for fuel of power plants and so on. The full scale of the mandatory rule shall be effective from January 2009.

The Philippines' senate passed the Renewable Energy Bill. This might come from ASEAN agreement. In the Senate, Senators Edgardo J. Angara and Juan Miguel Zubiri is the heart for the bill. They are saying, within five years, the market will be 10 billion dollars scale. Oil saving may reach to 36 billion pesos.

NEDO has been describing that, in the end of January, the 15th ASEAN Summit held in Cebu has agreed on "Energy Security in East Asia Declaration (Alternative Energy Agreement)". The Philippines suggested , at that time, four points for energy; efficiency of fossil fuel, hydro and other renewable, bio-fuels and the globalization of markets.

I believe that the Philippines is in a dilemma, I think. The nationals are complaining the most expensive electricity prices in neighboring countries, but as a country poor in natural resources, high electricity prices will require the development of renewable energy, namely, using domestic resource as much as possible. I have confidence in the international market, while imports of coal and coal-fired by the expansion of the electricity, at least, for 10 years.



œ080930A Vietnam, thanhniennews
Vietnam voices worry over Mekong hydropower


œ080930B Philippines, Manila Bulletin
Senate passes Renewable Energy bill


œ080930C India, Economic Times
Govt may block KG gas flow to RNRL, NTPC


œ080930D Cambodia, radioaustralia
Cambodia looks to nuclear power


Past News

œ Indonesia's bio-fuel (080928)
œ Salween river dam development (080927)
œChina and the Mekong Basin Conference (080926)
œIndia, 60,000MW hydropower by 2025 (080925)
œChina@and India in a scramble for Nepal (080924)
œThe root cause of Vietnam's power shortage (080923)
œIndia's Initiative for South Asia power grid (080922)
œPakistan's private thermal power development (080921)
œIndiaC600,000 MW nuclear power development (080920)
œNepal's hydropower development challenge outback (080919)
œCambodia's hydropower development@study (080918)
œIndia's power transmission corporation division (080915)
œKosi River in India and Nepal's problems (080914)
œThailand natural gas power obsessed(080913)
œIndia's coal red light (080912)
œIndia, Tata, 10,000 MW development (080911)
œIndonesia's crude oil production decline (080910)
œIndia's power reform and pool@market (080909)
œVietnam's power crisis continues (080908)
œIndonesia's second Crash Program (080907)
œ China and India race to capture the uranium (080906)
œIndia's gas to Warring Period (080905)
œIndia's hydropower development delay (080904)
œMyanmar's hydro and natural gas (080903)
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œIndia and Nepal river management (080901)
œIndia's natural gas production (080831)
œChina and Vietnam in Laos (080830)

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