An article published on July 31, 2018 in Business World Online entitled “How reliant is the Philippines on renewable energy?” showed the reliability of the Philippines on renewable energy.

Renewable energy resources include those that utilizes geothermal, hydropower, biomass, solar, and wind energy. In the Philippines, about 25% of the country’s power generation mix in 2017 came from these energy resources. This generated about 23.19 million megawatt-hours (MWh) on the said year, an increase of 5.5% on the 21.98 million MWh consumption from 2016.

The infographics shows that the most common renewable energy consumption was generated from geothermal energy (44.3%), followed by hydropower (41.5%), solar (5.2%), wind (4.7%), and biomass (4.4%). The highest energy generated was in Luzon (50%), followed by Visayas (30%) and Mindanao (20%). Overall, the highest renewable energy generation accounted for was hydropower energy in Luzon (25%) followed closely by geothermal energy in the Visayas (24%). On the other hand, no biomass and wind energy were generated in the Mindanao.

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