ICSC lauds DOE moratorium on new coal plants

2020-10-28T15:17:55+08:0028 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

28 October 2020 — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities applauds and fully supports Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi’s announcement yesterday of a moratorium on new coal plants. Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr., senior policy advisor of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, chairman of the Energy Lawyers Association of the Philippines, [...]

Owning the sun

2020-09-21T19:20:22+08:0019 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lifting the 60/40 equity yoke on Renewable Energy investments, as advocated by DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, sparks an interesting debate on the ownership limits for RE. By Pedro Maniego Jr. | Published in Business Mirror - September 19, 2020 I’M looking at allowing 100-percent investment or ownership in renewables.” Energy Secretary Alfonso [...]

Energy experts, DOE to discuss future-proofing the Philippine energy market in Aug. 24 press briefing

2020-08-21T15:16:03+08:0021 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

CONTACT: AC Dimatatac, ICSC Media Coordinator: +63 998 5469788, media@icsc.ngo WHAT: Online press briefing on the current status of the Philippine energy transition and future-proofing the energy market amid the COVID-19 crisis, in line with the opinion piece published in BusinessMirror last August 15, authored by Sara Jane Ahmed and Alberto Dalusung III [...]

Is DOE at the tip of the energy transition spear?

2020-08-17T18:13:33+08:0015 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published in Business Mirror, 15 August 2020 by Sara Jane Ahmed & Alberto Dalusung III IN recent days, the country’s energy sector has been abuzz with talk from the energy managers of a drive to accelerate indigenous energy development. This is driven by the experience of the real fears of imported fuel supply insecurity for the [...]

Is coal dying, or dead, in the Philippines?

2020-03-09T10:52:28+08:0025 Feb 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reposted from BusinessMirror, read original article here. By Viking Logarta & Sara Jane Ahmed Yes to the first, and a nuanced no to the second. President Duterte said in his State of the Nation Address last year: “We recognize the urgent need to ensure the sustainability and availability of resources, and the development of alternative [...]

Japan seeks climate leadership at G-20 summit but can’t kick its coal habit

2019-07-01T17:09:57+08:0028 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Simon Denyer (Published June 27 in The Washington Post) TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to burnish his green credentials. Japan, he said, will exercise “firm leadership” on climate change at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka this week, with a focus on “disruptive innovation” that generates economic growth. It also was [...]

STATEMENT: SC decision portends lower rates for electricity ratepayers

2019-05-14T14:01:02+08:0010 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

10 May 2019 -- The cloud of uncertainty that hovered over stakeholders in the power sector was lifted by the Supreme Court (SC) decision on the competitive procurement of power supply by distribution utilities, mainly for residential ratepayers, last May 3. The aims and expected results of that decision are to be lauded. If the Department [...]

ICSC on ANC: The economic benefits of transitioning from coal to renewable energy

2019-05-17T15:27:09+08:0016 Apr 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, April 16, 2019) ICSC senior policy advisor Atty. Pete Maniego tells Michelle Ong about the economic benefits of transitioning from coal to renewable energy and from centralized to distributed generation systems in today's Early Edition on ANC.

ICSC hails bicam approval of coal tax hike

2019-03-07T12:12:00+08:0012 Dec 2017|Tags: , , , |

REACTIVE MANILA, 12 December 2017 — The bicameral conference committee agreed yesterday to increase the coal excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, from its current rate of ten pesos (P10) per metric ton to P50 up to P150 per metric ton over the next three years. Reacting to the development, [...]