Cusi still pushes for nuclear program

The Energy Department continues to invite investors in the power sector, including nuclear energy, to attain energy security given the anticipated increase in future demand.

“I strongly believe, and I have said this already several times in the past, it is high time for the Philippines to be open to the idea. Nuclear power is a reliable alternative to attain energy sufficiency and meet future power demands,” Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said during the 5th International Energy Agency’s Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency.

Cusi told participants of the virtual IEA conference that nuclear development is a part of the “technology neutral” policy in the Philippine energy program. 

“This technology neutral approach leads me to one of the most controversial and politicized topics in the Philippine energy sector —the utilization of nuclear power for energy security and efficiency,” Cusi said. 

Topics: Department of Energy , Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi , nuclear energy
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