The recent signing of a Declaration of Intent between the Philippines and France relating to a Study for Energy Production from Biomass is a step forward tapping domestic resources for renewable energy which the country is in abundance of.
Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert and store energy from the sun.
The Philippine government and the private sector are in concerted efforts to improve the quality of the air the people breathe, air pollution continuous to be a serious threat to the environment and the health of millions of Filipinos.
The Asian Green City Index, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the German company Siemens AG, examined the environmental performance of 22 Asian cities in eight categories, including energy, land use, transport, waste, water and air quality.
The European Union in 2007, has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent below the 1990 levels by year 2020, producing of its electricity from renewable energy sources.
With the advent of cheap solar panels and high efficiency LED lights which can light a room with just 4 watts of power, these small solar systems deliver useful electricity at a price that even the poor can afford.
The international energy agency estimates that the percentage of wind energy, solar energy and energy from water resources will rise 22 percent by 2030, but at the same time the demand for energy is set to grow 76 percent.
A recent study made by environmentalist, that China has overtaken the US as top investor in clean energy. Asia now become a powerhouse in the emerging field, the report said.