Local stories on the Philippine energy transition launched

2022-12-01T09:39:01+08:0028 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 28, 2022 – Energy transition stories written by non-energy beat journalists from across the Philippines were launched today under the Klima Reports, an online compendium of stories published by the Fellows of the Jaime Espina Klima Correspondents Fellowship.  Named in honor of the late veteran journalist and tireless media workers’ advocate Jose Jaime [...]

[Klima Reports] Regreening Mindanao grid

2022-11-28T03:48:01+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the shift to renewables, all hands should be on-deck, from government actors, private stakeholders, the academe, and the community. In this two-part story, our Klima Fellows Germelina Lacorte and Barry Ohaylan speak with academics and engineers from the Ateneo de Davao University to learn about their efforts in greening their university and in extension, Davao City and Mindanao.

RE storage now a reality, private sector urged to invest

2022-11-28T12:50:57+08:0026 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 26, 2022 – As renewable energy (RE) technologies have become more efficient and affordable, the reality of energy storage systems (ESS) fills the gap that constrains the increase of RE's share in the power generation mix of the Philippines. With ESS, the variability of RE becomes a non-issue and 24/7 power with renewables [...]

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.

Top emitters urged to provide concrete climate action despite G20 leaders reaffirming 1.5C goal [ABS-CBN News]

2022-11-21T16:49:36+08:0017 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The G20 Media Center was set abuzz as members of the information desk announced the joint communique is ready for public view. A draft communique seen by some the night before showed that G20 leaders will close their summit in Indonesia this week with a strongly worded statement against Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. But climate advocates have been waiting on bated breath as there were fears major economy leaders are backtracking on their pledge to limit global warming to 1.5C.

G20 declaration provides momentum as COP27 nears end, but falls short in energy transition [PhilStar]

2022-11-21T16:49:43+08:0017 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leaders of the Group of 20 nations renewed their commitment to keep alive the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and recognized the need to phase down the use of unabated coal, giving hope to boost the climate summit in Egypt.

ICSC welcomes ERC ruling on SMC-Meralco rate hike petition

2022-10-11T11:31:59+08:0004 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 4 October 2022 – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) denied yesterday the joint proposal of Meralco and San Miguel Corporation (SMC) of a PHP0.30 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) increase in power rates. In their official ruling, ERC reminded both parties, especially Meralco as a regulated entity, of their obligation to preserve the 2019 power [...]

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 [...]

Southeast Asia Information Platform for the Energy Transition launched

2022-10-03T14:54:31+08:0029 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A data hub designed to enable dialogue and promote coordination in the power sector in Southeast Asia was launched today by the regional initiative Clean, Affordable, and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) to help accelerate the region’s energy transition.

SEA experts present renewable energy transition status in three SEA countries

2022-07-28T16:35:22+08:0028 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Renewable energy experts from the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia presented the status, challenges, and opportunities in the realm of renewable energy in their respective countries during Session 5 of the Enercon 2022: The 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environmental Economics hosted by the Department of Economics of the University of the Philippines Los Baños over [...]