Germany To Assist PH In Renewable Energy Plans

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The German government has confirmed its intentions to assist the Philippines in its effort to switch to renewable energy, in a statement made by Jennifer Morgan, the Special Envoy for International Climate Action, and Germany’s State Secretary. 

Morgan shared that Germany was planning to exchange technology and technical expertise, particularly in the fields of onshore and offshore wind power and other renewable energy sources.

She further expounded how the Philippines has vast renewable sources such as solar and wind. 

Morgan said that their priorities in Germany include partnering with the private sector and other partners on how they could help with the renewable energy plans of other countries. 

She added that using sustainable energy will increase employment and contribute to keeping electricity prices low.

In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. emphasized the potential for developing renewable energy power plants, saying, “We must build new power plants. We must take advantage of all the best technology that is now available, especially in the areas of renewable energy.”

Earlier, the government is looking into wind and solar energy so that Mindoro won’t have to rely on other locations for its daily electricity needs.

The Department of Energy (DOE) also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Germany-based MAN Energy Solutions SE (MAN ES) before as part of the government’s efforts to develop the country’s downstream natural gas industry.