Clean Energy – ALERT (Alternative Energy Research Trends)
This program of the DOST-National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) aims to investigate alternative energy sources in the Philippines. The challenge is clear and daunting. As our country continue to modernize and industrialize, its energy needs are expected to double over the next 20 years. The challenge is to meet these needs while trying to stem accelerating greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that contribute to climate change. Thus, researches on cleaner energy sources is very important. Above all, this program will lay out how renewable energy can save the government money, bring jobs to the country, create wealth, expand access to energy for the most vulnerable in poor communities, and foster national energy independence.
The general objective of this program is to investigate and explore alternative energy sources in the Philippines that can be used to address rising demands for energy consumption. Explorations in this field lead to further advances in life, physical sciences, engineering and in other fields. Researches under this program will provide foundation for scientific discovery and progress that lead to industrial development, bring jobs to the country, create wealth, expand access to energy for the most vulnerable in poor communities, and foster national energy independence.
Expected outputs are policy recommendations, intellectual properties (IPs), publications in research journals, collaborations and linkages, policy briefs on alternative and renewable energy resources for geographically isolated and depressed areas conducted .