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Renewable Energy Act of 2008 (RA 9513)

  • Published on February 10, 2021
The law aims to: (1) Accelerate the exploration and development of renewable energy resources to achieve energy self-reliance, through the adoption of sustainable energy development strategies to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels and thereby minimize the country's exposure to price fluctuations in the international markets, the effects of which spiral down to almost all sectors of the economy; (2) Increase the utilization of renewable energy by institutionalizing the development of national and local capabilities in the use of renewable energy systems, and promoting its efficient and cost-effective commercial application by providing fiscal and nonfiscal incentives; (3) Encourage the development and utilization of renewable energy resources as tools to effectively prevent or reduce harmful emissions and thereby balance the goals of economic growth and development with the protection of health and the environment; and (4) Establish the necessary infrastructure and mechanism to carry out the mandates specified in the RE Act of 2008 and other existing laws.
The law is the driving force in promoting the development and utilization of renewable energy in the country to achieve the vision of ensuring sustainable, secure, accessible and affordable energy supply and services.

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