Industry leaders call for renewable energy hybridization in the country’s energy transition

2023-12-02T09:13:49+08:0001 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, December 1, 2023 - Leaders in the Philippine energy sector emphasized the pivotal role of renewable energy (RE) hybridization in steering the country’s energy transition agenda during the REalize 2023: Enabling the Just Energy Transition towards Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Development conference held in Makati City on November 28. These leaders stressed the [...]

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.

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 [...]

Group warns of rotating blackouts in second quarter [Manila Standard]

2023-01-06T15:23:27+08:0005 Jan 2023|Tags: , , , , |

“Fossil gas supply remains restricted, affecting the operations of natgas plants. The entry of new solar and other RE power plants to augment much-needed supply is likewise constrained by limited transmission and distribution interconnection capacities,” Maniego said.

Private sector urged to incorporate sustainability and long-term resilience in business strategies

2022-11-21T17:14:53+08:0021 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the private sector is urged to incorporate sustainability and long-term resilience into their business strategies in order to thrive in the new normal while dealing with the current economic challenges, which includes investing in the welfare of their employees, suppliers, and customers.

NGCP restores transmission line affected by tower bombing [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-02T15:06:45+08:0026 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

THE NATIONAL Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Wednesday that it has restored the transmission line affected by a tower bombing on Monday. In a media release, NGCP said the Baloi-Aurora 138-kiloVolt (kV) was energized on Wednesday.

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 [...]

DOE, ICSC: More RE needed to sustain PHL energy needs

2022-09-05T15:19:54+08:0005 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Last August 31 to September 1, Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) participated in the World Clean Energy Conference Philippine Edition (WCEC PH) 2022. Held in official partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE), Global Zero Carbon Partnership, and Escom Events, WCEC PH 2022 was a venue for leading international experts, policymakers, scientists, engineers, technology developers, and business professionals to tackle pressing issues in the advancement of innovative sustainable energy sources and the achievement of the energy transition.

Former Aboitiz legal counsel new ERC chair

2022-08-09T10:19:08+08:0008 Aug 2022|Tags: , , , , |

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has named a former chief legal counsel and compliance officer of Aboitiz Power Corp. as chair of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Malacañang announced Friday. Marcos Jr. signed on Monday the appointment of Monalisa Dimalanta, who replaces Agnes Devanadera following the latter’s retirement on July 10.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Driving the clean energy transition through the Green Energy Option Program

2022-08-09T10:27:39+08:0028 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) empowers business enterprises to save electricity costs while driving the country’s clean energy transition. This was the key takeaway of advocates during the first run of “REalTalk: A Communications and Movement Building Workshop on Renewable Energy” held this month.

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