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[Klima Reports] Raising the Bar: Part 1 – Benguet’s Renewable Energy Quest for Stable Power Source

2022-11-28T03:34:39+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , |

What are the potentials and challenges in shifting to renewable energy, particularly hydropower, in order to power up Benguet? Our Klima Fellows Carl Taawan and Sam Bautista explore the realities of venturing into hydropower in the province in this two-part story in the Highland Tribune.

[Klima Reports] Regreening Mindanao grid

2022-11-28T03:48:01+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the shift to renewables, all hands should be on-deck, from government actors, private stakeholders, the academe, and the community. In this two-part story, our Klima Fellows Germelina Lacorte and Barry Ohaylan speak with academics and engineers from the Ateneo de Davao University to learn about their efforts in greening their university and in extension, Davao City and Mindanao.

[Klima Reports] Solar power lights up, enhances productivity in remote SouthCot IP village

2022-11-28T03:31:02+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , |

The indigenous Manobo community in Sitio Blit in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato used to be shrouded in darkness, until a government project called “tala” (star) lit up their homes using solar power. This special report by Bong Sarmiento and Carolyn Arguillas, our Klima Fellows from Mindanews, takes us to this foggy village in Mindanao, where households benefit from renewable energy.

[Klima Reports] Jeepney modernization’s rushed timeline neglects drivers’ woes

2022-11-28T03:32:22+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , |

The transport sector is one of the major contributors to carbon emissions. As the world moves towards renewable energy sources, how do we ensure a just transition for the public transport sector in the Philippines? Our Klima Fellows Mavic Conde and Ronalyn Olea from Bulatlat produced a two-part report exploring the government’s jeepney modernization program, which envisions greener public transport.

[Klima Reports] Solar empowers Pala’wan indigenous women to save basketry tradition, natural forest

2022-11-28T03:30:30+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , |

In the mountainous Sitio Kamantian in Palawan province, the indigenous Pala’wan women turn to solar power not only to light up their community, but to save their long tradition to weave baskets, traditionally called “tingkep.” This story by Keith Anthony Fabro and Jee Geronimo, our Klima Fellows from Rappler, explores how renewable energy lights up an indigenous village, empowers women to uphold their traditions, and helps save the natural forests.

[Klima Reports] [S]ILAW

2022-11-28T03:33:27+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , |

What lessons can we learn from a far-flung community in northern Cordillera on securing power from renewable energy sources? Raymund Villanueva and Rosemarie Alcaraz, our Klima Fellows from Kodao Productions, traveled to Apayao to document a small village’s journey and experiences with micro-hydropower.

ICSC awarded for best practices in mainstreaming gender in the environment sector

2022-11-24T15:41:42+08:0024 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) was awarded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), and the NAPC Women Sectoral Council for its best practices in mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) in the environment sector, along with Women in Emergencies Network (WENet) and Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK).

US ties up with Lopez-led EDC to study geothermal potential [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-24T16:15:56+08:0024 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A UNITED States agency is providing Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) a grant of $413,120 to do a feasibility study for the development of a geothermal power plant in Mindanao. In a press release published on its website, the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) said it launched along with US Vice President Kamala Harris the grant — valued at P23.56 million in the local currency — to study the geothermal potential of the southern island’s Amacan area.

Private sector urged to incorporate sustainability and long-term resilience in business strategies

2022-11-21T17:14:53+08:0021 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the private sector is urged to incorporate sustainability and long-term resilience into their business strategies in order to thrive in the new normal while dealing with the current economic challenges, which includes investing in the welfare of their employees, suppliers, and customers.

Increasing RE should take priority over going nuclear, think tank says [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-21T16:48:37+08:0020 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

INCREASING the share of renewable energy (RE) in the power mix should take priority over the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) plans to introduce nuclear power, an energy think tank said.