Bleak, challenging energy sector outlook seen in ’23 [Business Mirror]

2023-01-10T11:57:03+08:0009 Jan 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Lenie Lectura | January 09, 2023| Published by Business Mirror | READ THE STORY HERE INDUSTRY stakeholders paint a bleak and very challenging power sector this year. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said rotating brownouts could happen in the second quarter of this year because of two reasons that were not [...]

Increasing RE should take priority over going nuclear, think tank says [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-21T16:48:37+08:0020 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

INCREASING the share of renewable energy (RE) in the power mix should take priority over the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) plans to introduce nuclear power, an energy think tank said.

RE share of 80% seen needed for PHL to become Paris-compliant [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-21T15:35:41+08:0016 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

THE Philippines can only comply with its Paris climate commitments with an 80% share of renewable energy (RE) in its power mix by 2030, an energy think tank said.

DOE, ERC: Energy transition policy developments underway

2022-10-13T15:45:44+08:0013 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Officials from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced in a conference yesterday the developments in government policies and programs to advance the energy transition in the Philippines, in particular Republic Act No. 9513 or the Renewable Energy (RE) Act of 2008.

EPIRA amendments urged to allow government role in power auctions [BusinessWorld]

2022-10-11T15:30:32+08:0009 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

THE power industry law needs to be amended to allow the government to play a role in power auctions, a senior legislator said. “There is a lot of fine tuning that we need for EPIRA (Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001); for example, the government should be allowed to hold a bidding process. As of now, under the CSP (Competitive Selection Process) regime, it’s Meralco (Manila Electric Co.) that seeks bids. The government should be allowed to hold a bid as well,” Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian told reporters on Friday.

More foreign investments in RE projects expected [BusinessWorld]

2022-10-03T15:39:58+08:0003 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Ashley Erika O. Jose | October 3, 2022 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE The Philippines’ efforts to replace coal with renewable energy (RE) will likely get a boost after the Department of Justice (DoJ) issued a legal opinion stating that RE investments are not subject to foreign ownership restrictions. The [...]

DOE, ICSC: More RE needed to sustain PHL energy needs

2022-09-05T15:19:54+08:0005 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Last August 31 to September 1, Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) participated in the World Clean Energy Conference Philippine Edition (WCEC PH) 2022. Held in official partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE), Global Zero Carbon Partnership, and Escom Events, WCEC PH 2022 was a venue for leading international experts, policymakers, scientists, engineers, technology developers, and business professionals to tackle pressing issues in the advancement of innovative sustainable energy sources and the achievement of the energy transition.

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.

ICSC welcomes secretary nominations for DOE, DENR

2022-07-15T11:08:19+08:0015 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, July 15, 2022 – International climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) welcomed the nomination of Raphael “Popo” Lotilla as the next secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) and Ma. Antonia “Toni” Yulo-Loyzaga as the next secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the [...]

DOE readies submission of energy transition plan

2022-05-17T17:18:35+08:0015 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Danessa Rivera | May 15, 2022 | Published by The Philippine Star | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The incoming administration will have to push harder to develop indigenous and clean power sources to strengthen the country’s resiliency amid global energy issues as the Department of Energy (DOE) prepares a comprehensive [...]