Experts back DOE, Meralco lead in energy transition

2020-08-25T12:05:23+08:0024 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

MANILA, 24 August 2020 – Energy policy experts today affirmed an energy transition is well underway in the Philippines, thanks to bold moves from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the country’s largest utility, Meralco.

“Debates on pandemic-related power bills are far from resolved but we also believe it’s important to share our view that power sector […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

ERC promotes cheaper, more reliable energy through new draft rules: think tank

2019-04-11T16:29:30+08:0004 Apr 2019|Tags: , , , |

PRESS RELEASE

MANILA, 3 April 2019 – An international policy group commended the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) today for promoting fair competition in pursuit of cheaper, more reliable power in the draft rules it recently issued covering power supply agreements (PSAs).

“The ERC is right to protect the public from […]

Lost/Found in Translation

2019-03-12T11:45:56+08:0008 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Isabella Ann Mendoza

Editor’s Note: ICSC in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission, Visayas State University’s Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies, and Action for Economic Reforms, organized a forum entitled “Shifting Financial Flows to Low Carbon Development in Eastern Visayas” in […]

Eastern Visayas leaders meet to secure regional climate investments

2019-03-08T12:35:00+08:0007 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , |

PRESS RELEASE

TACLOBAN, 07 March 2019 — Top representatives of local governments, academic institutions, and businesses across the Eastern Visayas region convened today to tackle challenges and opportunities in crowding in climate and clean energy investments in the region.

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), a Manila-based international […]