Nuclear and Mineral Resources

Energy department awaits Duterte imprimatur on PHL’s nuke power-generation option

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
10/04/2018

The Department of Energy (DOE) is now just waiting for the go signal of President Duterte before the department could move forward with its plan to finally tap nuclear energy in power generation.

 

During its budget hearing in the Senate on Tuesday, the DOE revealed it had already submitted its position paper on the matter at the Office of the President for approval.

 

If approved, it will allow the DOE to start a long-term capacity-building plan toward the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the country.

 

Cusi mulls reviving nuke program for energy

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
06/16/2018

We are establishing the cooperation with countries that could show us how nuclear technology is utilized in a safe and sustainable manner.

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said the government is evaluating the possible utilization of nuclear energy as an alternative source of power during his recent visit in several nuclear facilities in the Republic of Korea (ROK).

Ratification of int’l conventions needed in PH nuclear framework

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
06/16/2018

Ratification by the Philippine Congress of at least three international conventions on nuclear power development must come first even before the country could craft and institutionalize its own legal and regulatory frameworks on nuclear energy renaissance goal.

“There are three important conventions that the Senate would need to ratify – and for it (Philippines) to have its international network before we can even create a legal framework,” Senate Committee on Energy Chairman Sherwin T. Gatchalian said.

Nuclear power plant is divisive

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
06/08/2018

A nuclear power plant may be one of the cheapest sources of electricity that a country like the Philippines should operate. Japan, South Korea and Taiwan generate electricity from nuclear power plants, along with the United States and 27 other nations in Europe and East Asia.

The Philippines built but never operated a nuclear power station in Bataan province. The late President Corazon Aquino mothballed the 620-megawatt Bataan plant on safety concerns following the scare that followed the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in April 1986.

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