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Clinton praises geothermal efforts in Philippines

Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 3 Dec 2008

In a meeting at last week's Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) forum in Hong Kong, Bill Clinton praised the Philippines for its use of geothermal energy. “I think it’s worth pointing that the Philippines ranks number one in all countries in the world in the amount of electricity generated from geothermal sources. It’s something they could be very proud of,” Clinton said.

In a meeting at last week’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) forum in Hong Kong, Bill Clinton praised the Philippines for its use of geothermal energy. “I think it’s worth pointing that the Philippines ranks number one in all countries in the world in the amount of electricity generated from geothermal sources. It’s something they could be very proud of,” Clinton said.

“Iceland has the capacity to do more because the population is smaller and hot springs are burgeoning up in the air all over the country. But the Philippines has done better than anybody,” he added.

Clinton said the United States “abandoned this course 20 years ago when oil got cheap again much to our regret.”

This shows that geothermal energy gets increasing attention of the political circles in the United States and this will be tremendously helpful for current projects under way in the Western States. Source: Global Nation Inquirer