MANILA, 14 July 2020 – In a recorded speech aired this morning, President Rodrigo Duterte told military troops in Jolo yesterday he was “ready to open the borders” for trade, including for “big time coal.” He added that “coal will be used for the next 30 years” and solar technology is […]
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 […]
Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
REACTIVE: Duterte’s SONA call for renewable energy confirms PH energy transition underway
MANILA, 22 July 2019 — Reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements in his fourth State of the Nation Address today calling for “to fast-track renewable energy resources to reduce the country’s dependence on traditional energy sources such as coal”, Renato […]
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 […]
Sara Jane Ahmed
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 […]
MANILA, 5 December 2017 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) today called on Congress to adopt the former’s proposed coal tax hike of P0.10 per kilogram in the bicameral conference committee for the tax reform bill.
The Senate and House of Representatives are expected to tackle today the increase in the excise tax on […]