News Digest Item
18 Jan 2017

“A Philippine ‘Energiewende’”

Like many countries around the world, the Philippines could benefit from adopting certain German Energiewende policies, Laurence Delina writes in a commentary on “Germany is obviously politically, economically and socially different” from the Philippines, Delina writes, explaining that the country’s shift to a greener energy supply is rooted in civil society movements and citizen-owned energy cooperatives. “Millions of Germans now build their retirement nest eggs by individually or collectively owning a share of wind and solar power plants that supply clean energy,” she explains. Delina calls for an “equally big policy support” for the Philippines’ energy transition, to open the energy market to smaller investors.

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The People’s Energiewende and the CLEW factsheet Local stories from Germany’s energy transition.

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