More lending pushed for RE investments [Philstar]

2022-09-13T09:31:26+08:0012 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) has called on the government and banks to provide more lending opportunities for renewable energy investments in the country. The total energy investment requirements indicated in the Philippine Energy Plan (PEP) for the next 20 years are estimated at $153 billion.

ICSC: Outages on Luzon grid show need for flexible, distributed energy

2022-07-07T15:02:13+08:0023 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang/Philstar.com | June 22, 2022 | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — Problems with power supply on the Luzon grid, which was placed on red alert and saw power outages last Saturday — highlight the need for flexible and distributed power system that is not dependent on large centralized power plants, [...]

DOE readies submission of energy transition plan

2022-05-17T17:18:35+08:0015 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Danessa Rivera | May 15, 2022 | Published by The Philippine Star | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The incoming administration will have to push harder to develop indigenous and clean power sources to strengthen the country’s resiliency amid global energy issues as the Department of Energy (DOE) prepares a comprehensive [...]

Group warns anew of power outages during elections amid coal plant shutdowns

2022-05-12T12:25:02+08:0028 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang | April 28, 2022| Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — Manila-based policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) stood by its power outlook for the 2022 elections, warning anew that power interruptions may take place during and after polls as baseload coal-fired power plants [...]

US to help Philippines develop nuclear power program; groups push renewable energy instead

2022-03-15T11:51:43+08:0014 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Angelica Yang | March 14, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding last week to work together to develop the Philippines' nuclear power program. The MOU was signed by Energy Undersecretary Gerardo Erguiza and US Undersecretary of [...]

What the Philippines needs to do after UN climate deal

2021-11-23T13:03:37+08:0016 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Gaea Katreena Cabico | November 16, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE GLASGOW, United Kingdom — The Philippines is urged to intensify its efforts to fight climate change after nearly 200 countries clinched a major deal that called for more ambition and action, but fell short of providing vulnerable nations funds to [...]

Philippines urges rich countries to deliver climate finance pledged to vulnerable nations

2021-11-06T11:25:05+08:0028 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Gaea Katreena Cabico | October 28, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is calling on wealthy nations to make good on their commitment to provide financing to developing countries to help them bolster their defenses against climate change. In a speech delivered at the Asian Infrastructure Investment [...]

Philippines needs to address policy gap for financing RE debts

2021-08-25T14:19:49+08:0023 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Danessa Rivera | August 23, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines needs to address the policy gap for financing renewable energy (RE) developments to be able to reach its clean energy capacity and energy transition targets as this gap has kept projects from getting to shovel [...]

Commentary: Will local actions matter in the global effort on climate change?

2021-08-25T11:00:09+08:0020 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Alberto Dalusung III | August 20, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE In the eighties, my usual conversation starter with foreigners was “How is the weather?” As a Filipino, I would normally have the advantage of “all-year sunshine” as my counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere struggle with their four seasons. Today, [...]

Philippines submits 1st greenhouse gas reduction target to UN

2021-04-16T13:22:31+08:0016 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) - April 16, 2021 | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines finally submitted to the United Nations its commitment to cut down greenhouse gas emissions by 75% between 2020 and 2030. The government submitted its first Nationally Determined Contribution to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change [...]