How reliant is the Philippines on renewable energy?

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By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda, Senior Researcher

Renewable energy resources — which include geothermal, hydropower, biomass, solar and wind — accounted for 25% of the country’s power generation mix in 2017. Renewable energy-based facilities generated 23.19 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2017, up by 5.5% from 2016’s 21.98 million MWh.

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How much renewable energy does the Philippines generate?

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