ELEVENTH HOUR: Driving the clean energy transition through the Green Energy Option Program

2022-08-09T10:27:39+08:0028 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) empowers business enterprises to save electricity costs while driving the country’s clean energy transition. This was the key takeaway of advocates during the first run of “REalTalk: A Communications and Movement Building Workshop on Renewable Energy” held this month.

Red alert status affirms urgent need for flexible, distributed power generation

2022-06-22T10:20:50+08:0022 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, June 22, 2022 – Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) reiterated the urgent need for flexible and distributed power generation in the Philippine power system as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) raised a red alert status over the Luzon grid on Saturday, affecting over [...]

Solar power lightens load for Filipinos

2022-06-21T11:38:49+08:0018 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Prime Sarmiento | June 17, 2022 | Published by China Daily | READ THE STORY HERE Analysts look to Beijing cooperation in Philippines' low-carbon transition It was his eye-popping electricity bill that pushed Filipino entrepreneur Wendell Adrian Tamayo to look for a cheaper source of energy. Tamayo dug up a research paper on [...]

Climate-resilient ASEAN a win for economic development – local scientists

2022-05-25T22:13:44+08:0025 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Countries in the region must step up collaboration, in parallel with undertaking emissions cuts, adaptation measures, and finance initiatives, to reduce significant projected losses MANILA, May 25, 2022 – Climate scientists from across Southeast Asia called for developing countries to boost collaboration and participation in regional and global initiatives to combat climate change [...]

Outages likely during elections, says group

2022-05-12T12:48:14+08:0029 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Alena Mae S. Flores | April 29, 2022 | Published by Manila Standard | READ THE STORY HERE Despite government assurances to the contrary, rotating brownouts are likely during and after the national elections on May 9, a climate and energy policy group said Thursday. The group, the Institute for Climate and [...]

Power outages still possible during, after May 9 elections

2022-05-12T11:44:22+08:0028 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Experts echo initial call to urgently eliminate “pasa load” in electric bills QUEZON CITY, 28 April 2022 – Rotating brownouts are still likely to happen during and after the national elections on May 9, according to the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), as forced shutdowns of baseload coal power plants continue [...]

Indonesia poised to ease export ban on thermal coal

2022-01-17T14:23:41+08:0013 Jan 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Ashley Westerman | January 12, 2022 | Published by The World | READ THE STORY HERE In an effort to protect Indonesia’s thermal coal supply, the country imposed an export ban in early January. But after several countries in Asia that depend on the crucial commodity lamented the move, the country has indicated an imminent [...]

NGO says RE plants prone to fewer outages than coal-fired facilities

2021-10-19T23:10:11+08:0014 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang | October 14, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE Non-government organization (NGO) Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said Thursday that renewable energy (RE) facilities are more reliable than coal-run plants, citing data on outages from the wholesale electricity spot market. In a virtual briefing, ICSC Energy [...]

Who is profiting from the power outages?

2021-09-10T11:09:02+08:0004 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Alberto Dalusung III and Jephraim Manansala | September 4, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE Power outages are back with a vengeance. Those of us in Luzon remember the rotating brownouts from May 31 to June 1. More recently, there was a blackout that affected the whole of Eastern Visayas, [...]