ICSC dives deeper into SONA 2023: PHL energy, dev’t plans require transparency and concrete data

2023-07-28T16:57:56+08:0028 Jul 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, July 28, 2023 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) called for clarity and urgency in implementing the government’s development plans in its response to the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) made by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on Monday, July 24. Given that the President highlighted developments in the country’s energy sector, Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr., Senior Policy Advisor of ICSC dives deeper into this year’s SONA.

Yellow alerts in Luzon grid possible starting April 24 – ICSC report

2023-04-18T11:51:03+08:0018 Apr 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The report entitled “Luzon Power Outlook: Reviewing the Adequacy of Power Supply for April to June 2023” examined the sufficiency of power supply in Luzon for the second quarter of this year based on the power demand forecasts presented by the Department of Energy (DOE) this March. The report came a year after ICSC warned of a possible shortfall in the country’s power supply in the second quarter of 2022, in time for the national elections. 

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 [...]

[Klima Reports] Raising the bar: Part 2 – Benguet towns to partner with Beneco for sustainable power supply

2022-12-19T21:41:40+08:0004 Dec 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) initial foray into renewable energy generation in Man-asok Buguias, Benguet is the first of many planned for the province to make Benguet self-reliant when it comes to energy.

[Klima Reports] Renewables best option for cheap energy in Mindanao

2022-12-06T18:16:04+08:0004 Dec 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro, deputy executive director of the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda), loves to remember the time, not so long ago, when electricity rates in Mindanao hovered at P6 per kilowatt-hour, the lowest in the country. This was when hydroelectricity generated from the waters of Agus and Pulangi rivers made up the bulk of the region’s energy supply. The Agus and Pulangi plants had a combined installed capacity of 1,001.1 megawatts.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Building bikeable and walkable communities

2022-06-15T09:57:32+08:0010 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Celine Tabinga (through The Climate Reality Project Philippines' Eleventh Hour column) | June 10, 2022 | Published by Manila Bulletin | READ THE STORY HERE About the author Celine Tabinga is a Climate Reality Leader and an urban transition analyst at the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities. She is currently the National Coordinator [...]

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