Solar power lightens load for Filipinos

2022-06-21T11:38:49+08:0018 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Prime Sarmiento | June 17, 2022 | Published by China Daily | READ THE STORY HERE Analysts look to Beijing cooperation in Philippines' low-carbon transition It was his eye-popping electricity bill that pushed Filipino entrepreneur Wendell Adrian Tamayo to look for a cheaper source of energy. Tamayo dug up a research paper on [...]

ICSC launches media fellowship honoring veteran journalist Jaime Espina

2022-03-30T13:19:21+08:0028 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Applications for energy story grants open until May 16 APPLY NOW QUEZON CITY, March 28, 2022 – A six-month media fellowship seeking to support the production of energy transition stories was launched today in honor of Jose Jaime “Nonoy” Espina, a veteran reporter, fierce press freedom campaigner, and outspoken advocate of media workers’ [...]

Profiting from outages

2022-03-28T16:37:43+08:0026 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Windfall earnings from spot market spikes go to a blessed few, while the public chafes under rising electric bills. by Atty. Pedro Maniego Jr. | March 26, 2022 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE POOR Filipinos. On top of their suffering from the pandemic, they have to cope with ever-increasing electricity prices. [...]

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 [...]

Activists help Tongans build resilience in wake of disaster

2022-01-28T17:41:11+08:0021 Jan 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Matt Manukuo | January 21, 2022 | Published by Pacific Media Network | READ THE STORY HERE Environmental activists in Tonga are preparing to teach Tongans how to produce solar power in the wake of the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. The disaster has destroyed homes, cut communication lines, and caused major power outages. [...]

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 [...]

Rapid PHL energy transition best for faster economic recovery – private sector

2021-10-29T22:50:17+08:0029 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 29 October 2021 -- Corporate directors stress the urgency to fast track the energy transition in the country, heeding the Code Red warning issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) earlier this year. “Evidence clearly shows even before the pandemic that coal has been intermittent and unreliable. As households and the private sector [...]

NGO says RE plants prone to fewer outages than coal-fired facilities

2021-10-19T23:10:11+08:0014 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang | October 14, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE Non-government organization (NGO) Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said Thursday that renewable energy (RE) facilities are more reliable than coal-run plants, citing data on outages from the wholesale electricity spot market. In a virtual briefing, ICSC Energy [...]

China’s move vs coal seen to expedite PHL energy transition

2021-10-07T15:16:02+08:0006 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Yang | October 6, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE CHINA’S MOVE to stop building new coal plants abroad will likely speed up the Philippines’ energy transition away from coal and other inflexible baseload power generation projects, according to nongovernment organization Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC). Chinese [...]

ICSC recognized as an awardee of the Shine COVID-19 Recovery Fund

2021-10-01T16:04:46+08:0001 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Out of more than 264 submissions, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) is one of the twelve (12) recipients of The Shine Campaign's COVID-19 Recovery Fund from Asia and Africa. ICSC was recognized for its work with Sulong Sulu-an, a community all-women self-help group leading renewable energy efforts in Sulu-an Island, Guiuan, Eastern [...]