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In a July 24 executive order made public on Wednesday, Mr Duterte created a committee to conduct the study, indicating openness to reviving the country’s nuclear energy ambitions.
As power demand soars in what has for years been among the world’s fastest-growing economies, energy minister Alfonso Cusi has been advocating the use of nuclear power.
Nuclear is seen as a potential answer to the Philippines’ twin problems of precarious supply and Southeast Asia’s highest electricity costs.
- Source: Nucnet
- Date: Thursday, 30 July 2020
- Original article: nucnet.org/news/president-sets-up-committee-to-study-nuclear-energy-7-3-2020