Think Tank: Coal in Ph energy mix increased despite Moratorium
The percentage of coal power generation in the Philippines increased to 48% in 2021 from 38% in 2021 despite the Department of Energy’s moratorium on the building of new coal plants, according to international energy think tank Ember.
“The Philippines is in stark contrast with other major coal-dependent developing countries, including China and India, where the share of coal generation has been falling over the past few years,” Ember said.
“The recent announcement of the coal power moratorium is a good start for the Philippines to reduce its dependence on coal power. However, much more is needed,” it added.