In the Washington Post story entitled “Clean-energy push puts abandoned Philippine nuclear plant back in spotlight” by Rebecca Tan and Jhesset Enano, published on January 25, 2023, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) energy transition advisor Alberto Dalusung III said:
“It is costly to ensure that nuclear plants are safely operated in the Philippines, which, like Japan, is in a notoriously active seismic zone called the Ring of Fire. And when nuclear plants go offline, say because of a typhoon, the energy grid can be left crippled, causing brownouts.
Instead of a few large power plants, the Philippines needs a ‘distributed energy infrastructure’ built on its ample supplies of solar, wind and geothermal resources.”
ICSC also released in March 2022 its stand on the affordability and reliability concerns in reviving nuclear energy in the Philippines. Visit icsc.ngo/portfolio-items/affordability-and-reliability-concerns-in-reviving-nuclear-energy/ for more information.