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Renewables provide more flexible, affordable energy amid power outages

2021-06-02T16:02:23+08:0002 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 2 June 2021 -- In response to the red alert status raised for the Luzon power grid and resulting power outages, an energy policy expert recommended the installation of more renewable energy plants to allow for flexible and affordable power generation. “The shortage in power supply, or more accurately, a lack of reserve capacity, [...]

Dominguez calls for more climate, disaster risk financing with other vulnerable countries

2021-06-02T12:05:23+08:0002 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

2 June 2021 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez reiterated yesterday the need to secure economic growth and community resilience amidst growing risks from climate change.  Secretary Dominguez along with several officials from the Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers (V20) addressed the High Level Consultative Group meeting of the InsuResilience Global Partnership, an initiative between the [...]

Call for volunteer MM counters for June 3 Bike Day

2021-05-28T15:37:35+08:0028 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

28 May 2021 -- We are looking for volunteers to help us count cyclists and pedestrians in Quezon City, Marikina City, San Juan City, and Pasig City on June 3, World Bicycle Day! Metro Manila Counts! (MMC) is a collaboration between the four city governments and ICSC, MNL Moves, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, 350.org Pilipinas, [...]

Power scarcity during times of low demand

2021-05-17T18:00:25+08:0014 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

by Pedro Maniego Jr.  |  May 13 2021, BusinessMirror  | Read the article here Power demand during the lockdown last year declined by around 30 percent in Luzon and was estimated to fall by 5 percent for the entire 2020. With the imposition of another lockdown since last month, electricity demand for this quarter is [...]

ICSC welcomes ADB push to end coal financing, but wary on gas stand

2021-05-07T18:33:18+08:0007 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

MANILA, 7 May 2021 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) released today their draft energy policy, which aims to stop the bank’s financing of new coal power plants and support a rapid phaseout of coal among its developing member countries in the Asia Pacific region. The draft policy also calls for a “strong and flexible [...]

Salcedo Mayor Melchor Mergal commits to integrate renewable energy in disaster risk reduction

2021-04-21T17:57:05+08:0020 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“In a municipality that is prone to disasters, we have to keep abreast with the new technologies that are adaptable, practical and are cost effective. Indeed, energy is not included in our clusters of responses during disasters and emergencies; today’s event gave us the required knowledge how important it is for the energy cluster to [...]

Philippines submits 1st greenhouse gas reduction target to UN

2021-04-16T13:22:31+08:0016 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) - April 16, 2021 | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines finally submitted to the United Nations its commitment to cut down greenhouse gas emissions by 75% between 2020 and 2030. The government submitted its first Nationally Determined Contribution to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change [...]

Achievable? PH finally submits Paris Agreement pledge

2021-04-16T14:11:57+08:0015 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , |

by Ellson Quismorio | April 15, 2021| Published by Manila Bulletin | READ THE STORY HERE The Philippine government has committed to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 75 percent between 2020 and 2030 as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. This was bared in [...]

Filipinos are cycling their way through the pandemic – The Washington Post

2021-04-08T17:21:52+08:0031 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Regine Cabato and Martin San Diego | March 31, 2021,  The Washington Post | Read the full story here MANILA — Before one of the longest lockdowns in the world, millions in this congested Philippine capital region suffered a hellish daily commute. Trains broke down regularly, and roads were so clogged that [...]

Look north, SE Asia urged for climate goals

2021-04-08T16:58:18+08:0030 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , |

By PRIME SARMIENTO in Hong Kong | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2021-03-30 09:45 | Read the story here China's green shift can serve as carbon model for nations in region, experts say China's commitment to reduce emissions could encourage countries in Southeast Asia to become more ambitious in their own responses to climate change, analysts [...]