renewable energy

Shifting to sustainable, secure, and equitable energy

2019-10-03T15:29:34+08:0003 Oct 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Text by Francis Joseph Dela Cruz
Photos by Homer Anthony Medici/ICSC

My colleagues and I participated in the just-concluded second Renewable Energy (RE) Congress in Cebu, which was organized by the Center for Empowerment, Innovation, and Training on Renewable Energy (CentRE) in partnership with the University of San Carlos – Center for Renewable Energy Systems and Technologies.

While I […]

Senator Gatchalian, Rep. Garcia to promote better competition in the energy sector

2019-09-30T19:53:17+08:0030 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

CEBU CITY, September 27, 2019 – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Cebu Third District Representative Pablo John Garcia of Cebu pledged to push for better competition in the energy sector during the second Renewable Energy Congress held here last week.

Senator Gatchalian, chair of the Senate energy committee, refiled last July Senate Bill No. 362 or the Competitive […]

Renewable energy tack in SONA lauded

2019-08-02T10:58:02+08:0026 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Rhodina Villanueva
(published by The Philippine Star,  July 25, 2019)  READ THE FULL STORY HERE

MANILA, Philippines — Environmentalists lauded President Duterte for emphasizing the need “to fast-track renewable energy (RE) resources to reduce the country’s dependence on traditional energy sources such as coal” in his fourth State of the Nation Address […]

Duterte’s SONA call for renewable energy confirms PH energy transition underway

2019-07-23T11:10:10+08:0022 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

REACTIVE: Duterte’s SONA call for renewable energy confirms PH energy transition underway

MANILA, 22 July 2019 — Reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements in his fourth State of the Nation Address today calling for “to fast-track renewable energy resources to reduce the country’s dependence on traditional energy sources such as coal”, Renato […]

PHL shift to clean energy will spur economic growth, development – report

2019-06-21T14:55:58+08:0021 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

REACTIVE: PHL shift to clean energy will spur economic growth, development –report

MANILA, 21 June 2019- The Philippines along with other countries in South and Southeast Asia can transition to renewable energy to fuel economic growth, boost sustainable development and achieve energy security while avoiding life-threatening pollution and environmental degradation,

ICSC on ANC: The economic benefits of transitioning from coal to renewable energy

2019-05-17T15:27:09+08:0016 Apr 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, April 16, 2019) ICSC senior policy advisor Atty. Pete Maniego tells Michelle Ong about the economic benefits of transitioning from coal to renewable energy and from centralized to distributed generation systems in today’s Early Edition on ANC.

Tacloban welcomes opening of renewable energy hub

2019-02-09T23:19:44+08:0017 Nov 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

TACLOBAN, 17 November 2018 – Tacloban Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin led today’s opening of the city’s first ever Renewable Energy Hub (RE-Hub), a community resource center on renewable energy (RE) and sustainable solutions, within the RE-Charge Pilipinas facility of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC).

At the RE-Hub, located in Burgos Street, downtown Tacloban, people […]

Ahead of fifth Yolanda anniversary: Women lead solar-powered drill in Marabut, Samar

2019-02-09T23:31:58+08:0027 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MARABUT, Samar, 27 October 2018 – Women leaders of Marabut lit the way for one hundred residents of this coastal town this afternoon by deploying solar-powered lights and charging devices during their evacuation drill at the Marabut municipal hall.

They facilitated the typhoon and storm surge drill with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, RE-Serve Humanitarian […]

Paying it forward: Haiyan survivors light the way in Mangkhut response

2019-03-09T11:21:33+08:0025 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Text and photos by AC Dimatatac

As a photojournalist who has experience in documenting humanitarian response, I have witnessed how responders usually focus on water, livelihood, health and living conditions, but overlook energy, no matter how vital it is.

I was excited to join the Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid assessment team of ACT Alliance last […]

Powering Tacloban City’s quake drill with solar energy

2019-03-09T11:52:16+08:0022 Jun 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

by Arturo Tahup

Tacloban City’s earthquake drill yesterday (21 June 2018) was powered by the sun, thanks to a team of humanitarian responders with portable solar-powered equipment.

Two radio base stations used during the drill were powered by a TekPak, a portable solar suitcase developed by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), and a Solevolt solar […]