Written By David D'Angelo on Friday, April 9, 2010 | 4/09/2010

Nick Perlas the greenest candidate drives the E-Jeepney used in campaign sorties

Environmental advocacy groups EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace in the first 4 parts of its Green Electoral Initiative (GEI) survey about the environment has consistently ranked Nicanor Perlas as the greenest presidential candidate.


The latest survey released in time for "Araw ng Kagitingan" place Perlas on top garnering an average of 9.5 points. The latest results show their respective positions when it comes to energy development in the country.

While all of the survey participants want coal energy phased-out, and almost all of them are against the proposed re-commissioning of theBataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), some of the candidates’ responses regarding the use of nuclear power and the disposal of nuclear wastes were non-committal. Exceptions to this are Nicanor Perlas and Senator Jamby Madrigal, who answered clearly that they are against nuclear power. Senator Richard Gordon, on the other hand, favors going nuclear.

Perlas pointed to energy efficiency (EE) andrenewable energy (RE) as solutions to the country’s energy challenges, instead of turning to nuclear power. “I am convinced that the Philippines does not need nuclear power and the massive social and environmental costs that go along with it. We can supply the country’s need for energy using energy efficiency and green energytechnologies.”

The full detail of the survey can be browsed at the official website of the EcoWaste Coalition by clicking here.
On previous surveys Perlas also ranked top on Clean Water, 8.7 points; Ban on Plastic Bags, 8.3 points; and Lead and Toxic Metal on Paints, 9.1 points.




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