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Renewables, flexible generation key to power sector modernization – experts

2021-06-08T18:01:58+08:0008 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 8 June 2021 -- Energy policy experts pointed to renewable energy — mixed with demand side management, system reliability, and flexible generation — as the best way to address the immediate and long term implications of the current power crisis, leading to more investments, jobs, energy security, and a just economic recovery amid [...]

Advancing local climate action amid COVID-19

2021-05-26T17:22:48+08:0026 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Elainne Lopez and Orland Quesada Editor’s note: Elainne Lopez is an analyst of ICSC’s Climate Governance Team and a geodetic engineer. Orland Quesada is ICSC's community outreach officer and gender focal point under the RE-Charge Pilipinas program. They were both part of the team which conducted workshops on gender, health, sexual and reproductive health [...]

Metro Manila Counts! Volunteer Count Training Workshop to be held on May 22

2021-05-19T17:20:51+08:0019 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

With the International Bike Day coming, we hope to count cyclists to complete the picture of the majority that use the roads and bike lanes in Metro Manila. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, MNL Moves, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, 350.org Pilipinas, and Pinay Bike Commuter is calling for volunteers for the upcoming [...]

No electricity? Typhoon survivors, NGOs seek solar solutions for tribal communities

2021-05-21T18:22:15+08:0015 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Kristine Sabillo | May 15, 2021 | Published by ABS-CBN News | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA — For the last 5 decades, members of the Dumagat-Remontado tribe living in Brgy. Laiban, Tanay, Rizal have been without electricity. Located at the foot of the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range, Sitios Magata and Manggahan had [...]

Indonesia’s PLN pledges carbon neutrality by 2050

2021-05-10T17:01:09+08:0008 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman | May 8, 2021 | Published by The Jakarta Post | READ THE STORY HERE State-owned electricity monopolist PLN has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050 with a plan to phase out fossil fuel-fired power plants and use more renewable energy in its networks. PLN president director Zulkifli Zaini said the [...]

Asian Development Bank to end coal, oil and gas financing

2021-05-10T17:01:52+08:0008 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published by Nikkei Asia | May 8, 2021 | READ THE STORY HERE Environmental groups welcome move, but criticize it as a decade overdue SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- The Asian Development Bank will no longer finance coal mining or oil and natural gas production and exploration, it announced in a draft policy statement on Friday, a [...]

Projected global temperature falls to 2.4 degrees by 2100

2021-05-10T11:29:42+08:0006 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, May 6, 2021 -- Projected global mean temperature decreases to 2.4 degrees by 2100 given new climate targets set in Paris Agreement commitments, according to a new analysis released by independent scientific analysis Climate Action Tracker (CAT). Improving by 0.2 degrees from the initial estimate, major contributions to the new CAT rating came [...]

(UPDATED) PH submits 1st Paris climate plan to UN

2021-04-20T15:15:20+08:0015 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 20 April 2021 — The Philippine government has committed last April 15 to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent from 2020 to 2030 in its Paris Agreement commitment or Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the United Nations. Of the 75 percent target, which would come from the agriculture, wastes, [...]

Count cyclists, pedestrians for a moveable Metro Manila

2021-03-26T10:09:30+08:0026 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Arielle Celine Tabinga Reposted from the Mobility Awards. Note: Celine Tabinga is the Mobility Awards coordinator and ICSC's urban transition analyst currently helping develop and support ICSC’s gender work and low-carbon resilience agenda. Philippine cities can be bikeable - this has been proven by the cities of Pasig, San Juan, and Marikina. Hailed as [...]

Sec. Cusi bats for GEOP to push PH clean energy scenario

2021-03-10T14:02:29+08:0010 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Press release and photos reposted from the Department of Energy Philippines website. TAGUIG CITY – Energy Chief Alfonso G. Cusi on Monday (8 March), invited the participants in the Conference of Parties (COP) 26 Energy Transition Council (ETC) National Dialogue to avail the government’s Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), as the Department of Energy (DOE) promotes [...]