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Constantino steps down; Dela Cruz to be ICSC executive director

2023-01-23T14:40:29+08:0023 Jan 2023|Tags: , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, January 23, 2023 – The board of trustees of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), a Manila-based climate and energy think tank, announced the appointment of Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz as the new ICSC executive director effective January 16, with a one-month transition as the current head, Renato Redentor Constantino, turns over [...]

[Response] UAE national oil company head to lead COP28 climate talks

2023-01-23T16:58:53+08:0023 Jan 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

DOWNLOAD PDF by Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz, ICSC Deputy Executive Director Full response of ICSC deputy executive director Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz for the BusinessMirror story entitled “Groups flag appointment of Abu Dhabi oil boss Al Jaber to lead climate talks” by Lenie Lectura published last January 19, 2023. Representation of the Conference of [...]

Local stories on the Philippine energy transition launched

2022-12-01T09:39:01+08:0028 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 28, 2022 – Energy transition stories written by non-energy beat journalists from across the Philippines were launched today under the Klima Reports, an online compendium of stories published by the Fellows of the Jaime Espina Klima Correspondents Fellowship.  Named in honor of the late veteran journalist and tireless media workers’ advocate Jose Jaime [...]

RE storage now a reality, private sector urged to invest

2022-11-28T12:50:57+08:0026 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 26, 2022 – As renewable energy (RE) technologies have become more efficient and affordable, the reality of energy storage systems (ESS) fills the gap that constrains the increase of RE's share in the power generation mix of the Philippines. With ESS, the variability of RE becomes a non-issue and 24/7 power with renewables [...]

Tacloban steers local climate solutions 9 years after Haiyan

2022-11-15T11:54:33+08:0011 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, 11 November 2022 – Taclobanons continue to power their communities with portable solar energy systems, strengthening their climate and disaster resilience nine years after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the city. Barangay officials and electricians, government trainers, and humanitarian workers assembled seven portable solar-powered devices or TekPaks as part of the three-day Solar Scholars [...]

ICSC welcomes ERC ruling on SMC-Meralco rate hike petition

2022-10-11T11:31:59+08:0004 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 4 October 2022 – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) denied yesterday the joint proposal of Meralco and San Miguel Corporation (SMC) of a PHP0.30 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) increase in power rates. In their official ruling, ERC reminded both parties, especially Meralco as a regulated entity, of their obligation to preserve the 2019 power [...]

ICSC begins 4-day work week

2022-10-03T17:08:01+08:0003 Oct 2022|Tags: , , |

DOWNLOAD PDF MANILA, 3 October 2022 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) has begun implementing a four-day work week at full pay beginning this October 2022 for all staff. The organization tested several approaches leading to flexible and reduced workweeks over the last two years. This is in keeping with ICSC's [...]

More foreign investments in RE projects expected [BusinessWorld]

2022-10-03T15:39:58+08:0003 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Ashley Erika O. Jose | October 3, 2022 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE The Philippines’ efforts to replace coal with renewable energy (RE) will likely get a boost after the Department of Justice (DoJ) issued a legal opinion stating that RE investments are not subject to foreign ownership restrictions. The [...]

Noru became a super typhoon in 6 hours. Scientists say powerful storms are becoming harder to forecast [CNN]

2022-10-03T15:50:58+08:0001 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Kathleen Magramo and Jan Camenzind Broomby | October 1, 2022 | Published by CNN | READ THE STORY HERE Residents on the small resort island of Polillo are accustomed to severe weather -- their island sits in the northeastern Philippines, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean where storms typically gather strength and turn [...]