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03 Nov 2022|||

Comments and Recommendations on the Republic Act No. 9135 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA)

While ICSC concurs with the need to strengthen EPIRA to provide every Filipino with clean, affordable, secure, and reliable energy for every Filipino, we believe that amendment of the law is not warranted at this time. The perceived infirmities in the law could be better and quickly addressed by amending the IRR and circulars issued to implement the EPIRA provisions.

14 Jul 2022|||

ACCELERATING RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Strengthening the Philippines’ Contribution to the Global Decarbonization Agenda

DOWNLOAD PDF ACCELERATING RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Strengthening the Philippines’ Contribution to the Global Decarbonization Agenda Toby Melissa C. Monsod University of the Philippines Sara Jane Ahmed Financial Futures Center Golda P. Hilario Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities July 2022 The message of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5˚C (IPCC 2018) is [...]

31 Mar 2022|||

Report on the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on the Priority Theme of the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

DOWNLOAD PDF As part of the Philippine delegation and preparatory meetings to the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW66), ICSC participated in the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on the Priority Theme in the UN CSW66 held last February 9-10, 2022. Informed by the organization’s work on the ground and with [...]

30 Aug 2017|

Policy Brief: The proper approach to coal and natural gas taxation in the Philippines

by Viking Logarta, Dr. Marian Delos Angeles, and Jeffrey Koon
This policy brief was published on August 30, 2017 in support of the efforts of the Department of Finance (DOF) in reforming the tax system toward a fairer and more sustainable one, especially in regard to fossil fuels. The DOF intends to propose a coal tax to the legislature before the end of the year (Package 5).

22 Jul 2017|

Updates from the 9th and 10th PSF Board Meetings

The People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Board held its 9th and 10th meetings last July 5 and 20, 2017, respectively, at the Department of Finance in Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Highlights of said meetings, including key interventions from the NGO representative to the PSF Board as well as annexes, are included in our updates (downloadable PDF format).

20 Jul 2017|

ICSC Position Paper on the Draft Distributed Generation Company Licensing Rules and Microgrids

ICSC sent the following position paper and detailed tabular comments on the draft rules for distribution generation company licensing last July 4, 2017, to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) under the Department of Energy. The draft rules address key segments of solar rooftop business potential, the categorization and regulation of industry players, which include providers, households, commercial and industrial customers, the distribution utilities.