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Mobility Awards launched on World Car Free Day

2020-09-22T14:07:31+08:0022 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 22 September 2020 – The first ever Mobility Awards was launched today, in celebration of World Car Free Day and to recognize the most bike-friendly cities, workplaces, and commercial establishments in Metro Manila.

The awards aim to spur concerted action […]

Owning the sun

2020-09-21T19:20:22+08:0019 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lifting the 60/40 equity yoke on Renewable Energy investments, as advocated by DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, sparks an interesting debate on the ownership limits for RE.

By Pedro Maniego Jr. | Published in Business Mirror – September 19, 2020

I’M looking at allowing […]

Mobility, a feature of democracy? But 88% of Metro Manila is at the losing end

2020-09-21T19:18:29+08:0015 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Maria Golda Hilario  |  Published in Philstar.com September 15, 2020

The world marks the International Day of Democracy every 15th of September. The United Nations has renewed calls for states to respect and protect human rights as the world responds to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a great […]

Energy experts, DOE to discuss future-proofing the Philippine energy market in Aug. 24 press briefing

2020-08-21T15:16:03+08:0021 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

CONTACT: AC Dimatatac, ICSC Media Coordinator: +63 998 5469788, media@icsc.ngo

WHAT: Online press briefing on the current status of the Philippine energy transition and future-proofing the energy market amid the COVID-19 crisis, in line with the opinion piece published in BusinessMirror last August 15, authored by Sara Jane Ahmed and […]

Is DOE at the tip of the energy transition spear?

2020-08-17T18:13:33+08:0015 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published in Business Mirror, 15 August 2020 by Sara Jane Ahmed & Alberto Dalusung III

IN recent days, the country’s energy sector has been abuzz with talk from the energy managers of a drive to accelerate indigenous energy development.

This is driven by the experience of the real fears of imported fuel supply insecurity for […]

ICSC echoes doctors, transport advocates’ call for safe mobility for majority

2020-08-04T16:43:22+08:0004 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 4 August 2020 — Medical professionals led by the Philippine College of Physicians today called for safe and sufficient public transportation for health workers and frontliners, echoing recommendations by the Move As One coalition of mobility advocates and transport groups to prioritize service contracting for public utility vehicles and pop-up […]

NGO reacts to Duterte statement that coal to be used for 30 more years, solar still not feasible

2020-07-22T18:09:25+08:0014 Jul 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

MANILA, 14 July 2020 – In a recorded speech aired this morning, President Rodrigo Duterte told military troops in Jolo yesterday he was “ready to open the borders” for trade, including for “big time coal.” He added that “coal will be used for the next 30 years” and solar technology is […]

“Liberate the 88%!”: Rep. Legarda echoes experts’ calls to prioritize Metro Manila majority of non-car owners

2020-06-11T16:52:04+08:0011 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, June 11, 2020 – On the eve of Independence Day, Antique Representative and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda headed a multisectoral call for government to move people, not cars, as the mobility talks she co-organized with the Climate Change Commission [1] revolved around research that 88% of households in Metro Manila and the rest of […]

Covid-19: Lessons for the Philippine power sector

2020-06-08T18:16:11+08:0008 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published in Business Mirror, 08 June 2020

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By Sara Jane Ahmed, Alberto Dalusung III, Jose Logarta Jr., and Pete Maniego Jr.

WHEN the novel coronavirus first appeared in China late last year, nobody expected that the new disease, officially dubbed Covid-19 by the World Health Organization in February 2020, would […]

Flatten the COVID-19 and climate curves

2020-06-05T09:41:55+08:0004 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , |

Below is the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities’ statement at the 04 June 2020 hearing of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Climate Change, as delivered by ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino. The Committee, chaired by Rep. Edgar Chatto, considered House Resolutions 724 and 761, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency and briefing on the […]