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Karli MonahosEnergy and Climate ChangeNovember 11, 2016Philippines The country I decided to do my research on was the Philippines. The Philippines is an emerging economy and its economy has greatly shifted from agriculture to industry. In terms of energy use, conventional fossil fuels, or oil and gas, are the main source for its primary energy demands. According to the 2011 primary energy consumption of the Philippines, 31% of the consumption was met by oil, 20% by coal, 22% by geothermal, 12% by biomass, 6% by hydro and 1% by other renewable energy like wind, solar and biofuel. The Philippines is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and has a high geothermal potential. In terms of electricity generation, 41.4% of the electricity demand is met by geothermal energy, 28% by coal, 11.4% by hydro, 15% by natural gas and 0.1% by wind, solar and biofuel. In terms of installed capacity for power generation Hydro is 63.2%, 35.1% is geothermal, 1.1% is biomass and 0.6% by wind and 0.1% solar.

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