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Forced outages of power plants result in tight power supply in May

2024-06-06T18:42:26+08:0006 Jun 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The Philippine power grid continues to be under severe strain, with 21 of the 30 days of May 2024 being placed under red or yellow grid alerts.  Sustained high peak demands due to elevated heat conditions have significantly contributed to the tight power supply experienced in the past few months, but this only tells part [...]

ICSC to MMDA: Removal of EDSA bicycle lanes derails progress

2024-05-07T15:34:34+08:0025 Apr 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, April 25, 2024 – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced in an interview on Tuesday the possibility of removing bicycle lanes along EDSA, as the agency explores the potential establishment of exclusive motorcycle lanes in the highway through a study with the Department of Transportation (DOTr). While it is still being [...]

Calicoan People’s Organization at the Frontline of Local Climate Action in Eastern Samar

2024-02-28T13:58:08+08:0008 Feb 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ma. Czarinna de Cadiz  Download Full Story In the remote southern reaches of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, a hidden gem awaits. Far from the bustling cityscapes and tourist hubs, the serene island of Calicoan is a place where only a few lucky travelers find themselves. But what they discover is not just [...]

Of pens and fisherfolks’ tales: Narratives of the sea as told by young writers

2024-02-01T13:22:40+08:0001 Feb 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Anton Onato Editor’s Note: Anton is a communications officer of ICSC. He joined the two-day writing workshop entitled “Dagat-Bohol: Life and Livelihood of Fishing Reciprocal” in Jagna, Bohol last December 28-29, 2023, with local fisherfolk and young writers of Bohol.  The final days of the year are usually considered a time of [...]

Eastern Samar health hub gets solar generators [PNA]

2024-02-06T11:11:46+08:0031 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

by Roel Amazona | January 30, 2024 | Published by Philippine News Agency | READ THE STORY HERE TACLOBAN CITY – The rural health unit (RHU) of Guiuan in Eastern Samar on Tuesday received from the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) two solar generators to ensure the facility's operation amid power outages. [...]

RE projects need to ease social impact [Inquirer.net]

2024-02-05T04:39:39+08:0030 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Meg. J Adonis | January 30, 2024| Published by Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA  —The Philippine renewable energy sector needs to revisit their business strategies to ensure that infrastructure development does not cause further harm to the environment and communities, allied civil society groups said in a report. The Responsible [...]

Policies to address ecological impact of RE urged [Philstar]

2024-02-05T04:32:16+08:0029 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Richmond Mercurio | January 28, 2024 | Published by Philippine Star | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — A group of international and Philippine-based think tanks and civil society organizations is calling for stronger collaboration across the renewable energy sector to integrate policies and practices that will allow the sector to [...]

New renewable energy strategy pushed [DailyTribune]

2024-02-05T04:22:44+08:0028 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , |

by Elmer Recuerdo | January 27, 2024| Published by Daily Tribune | READ THE STORY HERE The Philippines is the second country to launch the Responsible Energy Initiative and the first in Southeast Asia. Various international and Philippine-based think tanks and civil society organizations are calling for a stronger collaboration across the renewable [...]

Panay needs more diverse power mix [Inquirer.net]

2024-02-05T04:23:34+08:0013 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

by Meg Adonis | Jan 12, 2024 | Published by Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines  —A diverse and flexible power-generation portfolio is needed to prevent another island-wide blackout that crippled Panay for three days l ast week, a climate and energy think tank said on Thursday. Institute for Climate and [...]

Energy policy group issues guidance to avert another widespread blackout on Panay Island [BusinessMirror]

2024-02-05T04:23:29+08:0012 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Lenie Lectura | January 11, 2024| Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE In a bid to prevent another Panay Island blackout, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) strongly recommended for more power generation, including energy storage system and renewable energy (RE), and completion of transmission projects. “Given the recent [...]

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