Local Phillipino media reports caused an outcry recently due to the scheduled “feed-in tariffs” drafted by the country’s Department of Energy. The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) hurled criticism at the government as it has been suggested that these “reverse tariffs” will be added to consumers’ power bills to subsidize various renewable energy technologies, until they become cheap enough to compete with carbon-based fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas).
This reawakened interest in renewable energy is another throw-off from the Philippines’ extraordinarily high level of concern for its environment.
The question we beg to ask is what about nuclear energy?
It’s virtually inexhaustible; it does not add to the carbon footprint; and it supplies enough dependable power to serve as the mainstay of baseload (24 x 7) power generation capacity.
We hope it will be considered along with the rest of the renewable energy sources.