US ties up with Lopez-led EDC to study geothermal potential [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-24T16:15:56+08:0024 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A UNITED States agency is providing Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) a grant of $413,120 to do a feasibility study for the development of a geothermal power plant in Mindanao. In a press release published on its website, the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) said it launched along with US Vice President Kamala Harris the grant — valued at P23.56 million in the local currency — to study the geothermal potential of the southern island’s Amacan area.

Poor air quality increases TB risk among the vulnerable [BusinessWorld]

2022-09-12T12:04:41+08:0007 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

AIR POLLUTION has an unequal impact on health, with the most vulnerable people bearing the brunt of its ill effects, according to Greenpeace. In a report released on Sept. 1, the independent global campaigning network said that socioeconomic deprivation increases an individual’s vulnerability to air pollution and chronic health conditions.

Think tank says hidden costs erode appeal of cheap coal power

2022-04-11T16:40:26+08:0011 Apr 2022|Tags: , , |

by Ram Christian S. Agustin  | April 10, 2022 |  Published by Business World | READ THE STORY HERE THE low-cost argument for using coal-fired power does not consider hidden costs as well as price volatility in times of crisis, such as the present time, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said. In [...]

Consumers should not pay the price for risky coal deals

2019-03-12T12:02:16+08:0019 Feb 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sara Jane Ahmed Note: This commentary originally appeared in Business World. The rapid drop in the cost of renewable energy has opened new possibilities in energy systems around the world, including the Philippines. Coal has become toxic, both in terms of its high cost to consumers and the negative financial consequences for banks and investors. In [...]