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Where is the power plan?

Posted by akosistella on March 9, 2010

By Alejandro R. Roces

Hydroelectric power generation is a renewable form of energy and should be utilized. However, in times of drought hydroelectric power can be unreliable. The failure of one dam can cause widespread power outages. Environmentally speaking, damming rivers also brings up a host of ecological concerns. Coal and fossil fuels make little sense as the primary means for power production for the Philippines. We are not a major coal or oil producing country and have to import most of it. Unfortunately, if reports are accurate, coal importation then becomes an avenue for corruption. Fossil fuel burning power plants also pose an environmental risk. There are new technologies, such as clean coal, but as far as we know these have not been implemented. Our natural resources are finite; pollution will only hasten their loss.

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