Tacloban welcomes opening of renewable energy hub

2019-02-09T23:19:44+00:0017 Nov 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

TACLOBAN, 17 November 2018 – Tacloban Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin led today’s opening of the city’s first ever Renewable Energy Hub (RE-Hub), a community resource center on renewable energy (RE) and sustainable solutions, within the RE-Charge Pilipinas facility of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC).

At the RE-Hub, located in Burgos Street, downtown Tacloban, people […]

Ahead of fifth Yolanda anniversary: Women lead solar-powered drill in Marabut, Samar

2019-02-09T23:31:58+00:0027 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MARABUT, Samar, 27 October 2018 – Women leaders of Marabut lit the way for one hundred residents of this coastal town this afternoon by deploying solar-powered lights and charging devices during their evacuation drill at the Marabut municipal hall.

They facilitated the typhoon and storm surge drill with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, RE-Serve Humanitarian […]

Paying it forward: Haiyan survivors light the way in Mangkhut response

2019-03-09T11:21:33+00:0025 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Text and photos by AC Dimatatac

As a photojournalist who has experience in documenting humanitarian response, I have witnessed how responders usually focus on water, livelihood, health and living conditions, but overlook energy, no matter how vital it is.

I was excited to join the Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid assessment team of ACT Alliance last […]

Powering Tacloban City’s quake drill with solar energy

2019-03-09T11:52:16+00:0022 Jun 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

by Arturo Tahup

Tacloban City’s earthquake drill yesterday (21 June 2018) was powered by the sun, thanks to a team of humanitarian responders with portable solar-powered equipment.

Two radio base stations used during the drill were powered by a TekPak, a portable solar suitcase developed by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), and a Solevolt solar […]

Philippines’ first solar factory promises bright energy future

2019-03-07T13:22:07+00:0025 Aug 2017|Tags: , , , , |

By Ping Manongdo, Eco-Business25 August 2017

Project developer Solar Philippines opened the country’s first photovoltaic (PV) panel factory on Wednesday, a facility which was inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte and hailed by observers as a step forward in helping ease the Filipinos’ energy woes and […]