Bongbong Seeks Consolidated Policy on Renewable Energy

13 March 2010

Nacionalista Party (NP) senatorial candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. today urged the government to pursue a consolidated policy on renewable or alternative energy to address the power crisis being experienced in the country.

In his message to the students of Lyceum Subic Bay in Olongapo City, Bongbong pushed for the creation of a single policy that would protect consumers from carrying the brunt of power generation.

“We do not have a single policy. We need to come up with a consolidated policy on renewable energy in order for us to address this crisis,” Bongbong said.

“While we have various laws including the Electric Power Industry Act (EPIRA), we still need to justify why a large part of the cost of production is being passed on to the consumers,” Bongbong added.

“The crisis we are in is the result of neglect in this administration. They do not seem to care about the conditions that the Filipinos are under,” Bongbong said.

During his courtesy visit to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), SBMA Adiminstrator Arman Arreza and SBMA Chairman Feliciano Salonga talked with Bongbong about a proposal to set up a wind farm in Subic.

“I am ready to give inputs on the proposed plan. Our experience in our Bangui wind farm would benefit anyone who wants to evaluate the feasibility of wind farms in their locale,” Bongbong said.