Filipinos and Green Energy
Author: Darvin Tocmo
People around the world are already aware of the benefits of using renewable energy, and Filipinos understands that very well also, but despite of knowing the benefits, many are still kept from its true potential due to relatively higher prices of technology. To address this gap, president of Again Philippines information (API) Elenita Ompad, called on the government to offer loan systems for those who are interested in shifting to clean and renewable energy. “If our government can facilitate easy requirements, then it will be the best (way) for businesses like ours to take off,” she said. Pag-ibig, for instance, provides loans for renewable energy but Ompad said they aren’t “that friendly” yet. Banking on the increasing awareness of Filipinos on renewable energy, Ompad sees a bright future for renewable here. API chief executive officer Masato Nishiyama said not only will solar power help consumers save on money, but it is also saves our environment.