Red alert status affirms urgent need for flexible, distributed power generation

2022-06-22T10:20:50+08:0022 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, June 22, 2022 – Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) reiterated the urgent need for flexible and distributed power generation in the Philippine power system as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) raised a red alert status over the Luzon grid on Saturday, affecting over [...]

Power outages still possible during, after May 9 elections

2022-05-12T11:44:22+08:0028 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Experts echo initial call to urgently eliminate “pasa load” in electric bills QUEZON CITY, 28 April 2022 – Rotating brownouts are still likely to happen during and after the national elections on May 9, according to the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), as forced shutdowns of baseload coal power plants continue [...]

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 [...]

NGO reacts to Duterte statement that coal to be used for 30 more years, solar still not feasible

2020-07-22T18:09:25+08:0014 Jul 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

MANILA, 14 July 2020 – In a recorded speech aired this morning, President Rodrigo Duterte told military troops in Jolo yesterday he was “ready to open the borders” for trade, including for “big time coal.” He added that “coal will be used for the next 30 years” and solar technology is still unsustainable.Reacting to this statement, [...]

Maniego: Open all power supply bids

2019-11-12T13:35:45+08:0012 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Press statement by Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr. Senior Policy Advisor, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Former Chairman, National Renewable Energy Board Adviser and Former Chairman, UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian’s call on the need for an open and transparent bidding in Meralco’s competitive selection process is totally in line with [...]