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The Energy Crisis in the Philippines.

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Chino Lao

on 17 August 2014

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Transcript of The Energy Crisis in the Philippines.

The Energy Crisis in the Philippines.

What is an Energy Crisis?
An energy crisis is a great price rise in the supply of energy resources to an economy, It refers to an energy sources used at a certain time and place.
What are the causes of these energy shortages?
What are some causes of Power Crisis's? Government actions like tax hikes, nationalization of energy companies and regulation of the energy
sector shift supply and demand of energy away from its economic equilibrium. Now in economical terms
It means that the private is either over consuming electricity or its infrastructure is getting more advanced.

Why is it happening in the Philippines?
Why is this a bad thing?

- Because of old age of our power generating plants
As both the Arroyo and Aquino administrations have not put up adequate number of new power plants within a four- to five-year construction cycle or rehabilitate aging power plants to face increasing demand by industries and an increasing population
Tightened coal supply for coal-fired power plants and more unexpected shut-down on generators also fueled the tension between the demand and supply.

-It keeps foreign investors away

-It causes traffic and in efficiency in areas

-It gives trouble to medical institutions
What are the effects of these power shortages?
At a cost of more than 22 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour
for residential supply, according to 2011 figures from USAID, the Philippines charges some of the highest prices in Southeast Asia for power.

It violates republic act no.9513 an act
otherwise known as the "Renewable Energy Act."
Lastly it violates the human rights under our constitution under article XIII.
- Raise awareness about the energy problems.

-Repair power facilities

-Allocate more money to power plants and resources.
-Being aware about the gravity of how precious electricity is.

-Do our part and save on electricity as well
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