STATEMENT: SC decision portends lower rates for electricity ratepayers

2019-05-14T14:01:02+08:0010 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

10 May 2019 — The cloud of uncertainty that hovered over stakeholders in the power sector was lifted by the Supreme Court (SC) decision on the competitive procurement of power supply by distribution utilities, mainly for residential ratepayers, last May 3. The aims and expected results of that decision are to […]

Cash, political will: Coessential tools vs catastrophic impact of climate change

2019-05-10T14:45:17+08:0009 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Reposted from BusinessMirror

By Cai Ordinario – May 9, 2019

NADI, Fiji—The greenback may lead to greening the earth, so some believe. However, for experts at a conference here last week, money is just one of the weapons in this perennial contradiction of man against nature as the latter appears to have the […]

ICSC on ANC: The economic benefits of transitioning from coal to renewable energy

2019-05-17T15:27:09+08:0016 Apr 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, April 16, 2019) ICSC senior policy advisor Atty. Pete Maniego tells Michelle Ong about the economic benefits of transitioning from coal to renewable energy and from centralized to distributed generation systems in today’s Early Edition on ANC.

Vulnerable countries and international partners announce collaboration to climate­-proof economic growth

2019-04-12T14:29:20+08:0012 Apr 2019|Tags: , |

Washington DC, 11 April 2019 — ­­ Finance Ministers from V20 Group of vulnerable economies today announced new financial instruments in collaboration with international partners at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund to ensure continued global economic growth in the face of increasing threats from climate change. The group aims […]

ERC promotes cheaper, more reliable energy through new draft rules: think tank

2019-04-11T16:29:30+08:0004 Apr 2019|Tags: , , , |

PRESS RELEASE

MANILA, 3 April 2019 – An international policy group commended the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) today for promoting fair competition in pursuit of cheaper, more reliable power in the draft rules it recently issued covering power supply agreements (PSAs).

“The ERC is right to protect the public from […]

ICSC: Climate change to worsen water security risk

2019-03-15T15:47:41+08:0013 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, Updated 14 March 2019 – As residents in areas of Metro Manila grapple with water scarcity issues for several days, a climate and energy policy group cautioned that climate change would only exacerbate existing risks and development issues.

Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Manila-based Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, commented:

“As a climate policy […]

Eastern Visayas leaders meet to secure regional climate investments

2019-03-08T12:35:00+08:0007 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , |

PRESS RELEASE

TACLOBAN, 07 March 2019 — Top representatives of local governments, academic institutions, and businesses across the Eastern Visayas region convened today to tackle challenges and opportunities in crowding in climate and clean energy investments in the region.

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), a Manila-based international […]

Remarkable Women: Helping Yolanda-hit city with solar power

2019-03-26T14:47:18+08:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, March 06, 2019)

MANILA — Women are helping Tacloban City rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan by installing solar panels.

“Recharge Pilipinas” not only helps bring renewable energy to the mainstream, it gives the typhoon-prone communities a power source during disasters.

Consumers should not pay the price for risky coal deals

2019-03-12T12:02:16+08:0019 Feb 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sara Jane Ahmed

Note: This commentary originally appeared in Business World.

The rapid drop in the cost of renewable energy has opened new possibilities in energy systems around the world, including the Philippines. Coal has become toxic, both in terms of its high cost to consumers and the negative financial consequences for banks and […]

Former UN climate chief visits the Philippines to promote green investments

2019-03-08T13:53:50+08:0014 Feb 2019|Tags: , , , , |

(As published in the Manila Bulletin, 13 February 2019)

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres is expected to arrive in the Philippines Wednesday evening as part of an Asian tour to draw in more transformative climate investments in the region.

Figueres, the architect of the Paris climate agreement […]