Duterte’s SONA call for renewable energy confirms PH energy transition underway

2019-07-23T11:10:10+08:0022 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

REACTIVE: Duterte’s SONA call for renewable energy confirms PH energy transition underway

MANILA, 22 July 2019 — Reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements in his fourth State of the Nation Address today calling for “to fast-track renewable energy resources to reduce the country’s dependence on traditional energy sources such as coal”, Renato […]

Japan seeks climate leadership at G-20 summit but can’t kick its coal habit

2019-07-01T17:09:57+08:0028 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Simon Denyer
(Published June 27 in The Washington Post)

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to burnish his green credentials.

Japan, he said, will exercise “firm leadership” on climate change at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka this week, with a focus on “disruptive innovation” that […]

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 […]

Policy group backs Senate’s P0.10/kg coal tax hike proposal for TRAIN

2019-03-07T12:46:50+08:0005 Dec 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

MANILA, 5 December 2017 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) today called on Congress to adopt the former’s proposed coal tax hike of P0.10 per kilogram in the bicameral conference committee for the tax reform bill.

The Senate and House of Representatives are expected to tackle today the increase in the excise tax on […]