[Klima Reports] Solar power fuels Surigao island’s rise from Odette

2022-12-19T21:40:36+08:0018 Dec 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

On December 2021, Super Typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, devastated the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands. A year later, Klima Fellows from Philippine Daily Inquirer Erwin Mascariñas and Ivy Marie Mangadlao visited one of the affected villages and documented how solar energy helped the community back on its feet.

[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.

Jeepneys’ just energy transition bogged down by lack of support

2022-12-06T18:59:04+08:0028 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Part 2 of a two-part series “A just transition to jeepney modernization entails putting critical infrastructure in place and empowering small cooperatives while developing renewable energy sources.”

[Klima Reports] Jeepney modernization’s rushed timeline neglects drivers’ woes

2022-12-06T19:09:01+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , |

The transport sector is one of the major contributors to carbon emissions. As the world moves towards renewable energy sources, how do we ensure a just transition for the public transport sector in the Philippines? Our Klima Fellows Mavic Conde and Ronalyn Olea from Bulatlat produced a two-part report exploring the government’s jeepney modernization program, which envisions greener public transport.

[Klima Reports] [S]ILAW

2022-11-28T03:33:27+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , |

What lessons can we learn from a far-flung community in northern Cordillera on securing power from renewable energy sources? Raymund Villanueva and Rosemarie Alcaraz, our Klima Fellows from Kodao Productions, traveled to Apayao to document a small village’s journey and experiences with micro-hydropower.