Renewable Energy Development and Achievements in the Philippines
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Renewable Energy Development and Achievements in the Philippines

Test your knowledge on possible developments in the usage of renewable energy according to the Department of Energy (DOE). Learn about the DOE's development plan for renewable energy sustainability in the Philippines and the additional renewable energy capacity. Explore the milestones achieved since the implementation of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 (RA 9513).

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According to the DOE, what is the percentage increase in renewable energy capacity from 2008 to 2020?

40%

What is the purpose of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008?

To promote a competitive business setting for renewable energy developers

What does the DOE provide to renewable energy developers to encourage investment?

Certificate of Endorsement (COE)

What is the purpose of the Renewable Energy Safety, Health and Environment Rules and Regulations (RESHERR)?

<p>To provide safety guidelines for renewable energy operation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the milestone of the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding renewable energy capacity?

<p>Increase of renewable energy capacity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the different renewable energy sources mentioned in the text?

<p>Geothermal, solar, wind, hydropower and biomass</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the Department of Energy's plan for increasing the usage of renewable energy in the Philippines by 2040?

<p>Increase to 50%</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the current percentage of power generation in the Philippines that comes from renewable energies?

<p>20%</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which renewable energy source has the third largest geothermal capacity in the world in the Philippines?

<p>Geothermal energy</p> Signup and view all the answers

Approximately how much renewable energy in megawatts (MW) has not been generated efficiently in the Philippines?

<p>246,000 MW</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the benefits of renewable energy?

<p>It can supply energy in remote areas</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do rural areas often lack energy supply?

<p>They have limited access due to their location</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do only a few investors invest in connectivity to the main grid for small rural communities?

<p>It is too expensive to connect them</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The Department of Energy plans to increase the usage of renewable energy to 35% by 2030 and 50% by 2040.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Geothermal energy is the most widely available renewable energy source in the Philippines.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Rural communities can benefit from renewable energy because it can supply energy to remote areas.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Currently, only 20% of power generation in the Philippines comes from renewable energies.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The DOE has efficiently generated all of the renewable energy in the Philippines.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which government agency is responsible for the continuous exploration of renewable technology in the Philippines?

<p>Department of Energy (DOE)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do rural areas often lack energy supply?

<p>Inaccessibility due to location</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a benefit of renewable energy?

<p>It reduces greenhouse gas emissions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the estimated investment cost for the addition of renewable energy capacity in the Philippines?

<p>PhP 43,231 million</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many jobs are expected to be generated during the pre-development stage of renewable energy capacity addition?

<p>66,588</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which renewable energy source has the largest capacity addition in the Philippines?

<p>Solar</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the total capacity addition of wind energy in the Philippines?

<p>12,971 MW</p> Signup and view all the answers

How much renewable energy capacity is expected to be added in the Philippines?

<p>119,456 MW</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the estimated investment cost for the addition of geothermal energy capacity in the Philippines?

<p>PhP 8,702 million</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT an end goal of renewable energy in the Philippines?

<p>Increasing fuel importation dependency</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the economic benefits of renewable energy in the Philippines?

<p>Attracting renewable energy investors</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the engineering-related benefits of renewable energy in the Philippines?

<p>Producing more local engineers</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which engineering program is NOT mentioned as a possibility in the text?

<p>Civil engineering</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the reasons why the Philippines wants to increase the usage of renewable energy?

<p>To limit carbon emission</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008?

<p>To promote the development, utilization, and commercialization of renewable energy sources</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the current percentage of power generation in the Philippines that comes from renewable energies?

<p>20%</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The Department of Energy plans to increase the usage of renewable energy to 35% by 2030 and 50% by 2040.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

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