DOE confident Negros will get more renewable energy projects 

Energy Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara*Mark Garcia photo  

ILOILO CITY – Energy Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara  expressed  confidence that Negros Island will continue to have more renewable energy projects that can contribute to the goals of having clean energy by 2050 in the country. 

In an interview with DIGICAST NEGROS during the sidelines of the 16th Media Seminar of the United States Embassy at the Marriot Hotel here on Monday, July 8, she said that the Visayas has the highest percentage of renewable energy among other island groups.

“Negros will continue to have more renewable energy”, she said, adding that “In the future, the investors that require renewable energy in their power requirements will flock to Negros”. 

Guevara, who is the agency’s undersecretary for power and renewable energy, discussed the “Philippine Energy Landscape” at the seminar. 

Based on this energy plan, by 2030, there should be a 35 percent renewable energy share in the power generation mix and it should increase by 50 percent by 2040 to 2050. 

The Philippine Energy Plan also highlighted that the country must have access to affordable, reliable, clean and sustainable energy by 2050. 

The two-day seminar attended by reporters from across the country is focused on “Powering Progress: The Path Toward the Philippines’ Clean Energy Transition”. 

Other speakers on the first day were Colette Honorable, Executive Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer of Exelon who spoke  on “Understanding Nuclear Technology and the 123 Agreement”, and Isabella Suarez, Lead Analyst- Southeast Asia of Transition Zero, who discussed “Renewables and A Just Transition”.* 

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