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STATEMENT: Independent presidential candidate Grace Poe, during the PiliPinas Debates 2016 in Cebu, mentioned several numbers.
On the topic of clean energy, she said:
“Yung ating solar energy ay importante, wind energy malaki ang potential, nasa 70,000 megawatts ang madadagdag, pati na rin ang hydro at least 30,000 megawatts sa Mindanao pa lamang.”
On Yolanda rehabilitation, in response to the statements of her fellow candidates Mar Roxas and Rodrigo Duterte, she said:
“Parang sa NEDA yata yung figures nila. Kailangan pa natin ng about 154,000 housing units na kailangan matapos, 250 classrooms at about 54 or about more than 40,000 hectares na kailangan tamnan ng mga niyog na nawala dahil sa bagyo.”
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FACT: These numbers do not match those from official sources.
It is unclear what Poe meant by solar, wind and hydro energy “potential,” but the numbers she mentions are way off government data on renewable energy targets.
A June 2014 report by the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO) shows that the country aims to achieve by 2030 an installed capacity of all renewable energy resources — hydro, geothermal, biomass, wind, solar and ocean — totalling 15,234.3 megawatts.
Solar energy installation capacity target by 2030 is at 285 megawatts; wind, 2,378 megawatts; and hydro, 8,724.1 megawatts.
Pending renewable energy projects in Mindanao, based on a report by the Mindanao Development Authority as of April 30, 2015, have 2,998.09 megawatts potential capacity by 2020.
The potential capacity of pending hydro projects in Mindanao by 2020 is estimated at 2,147.71 megawatts.
Source:Poe’s Yolanda numbers also do not tally with NEDA data, which as of November 15, 2015 show the