Forced outages of power plants result in tight power supply in May

2024-06-06T18:42:26+08:0006 Jun 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The Philippine power grid continues to be under severe strain, with 21 of the 30 days of May 2024 being placed under red or yellow grid alerts.  Sustained high peak demands due to elevated heat conditions have significantly contributed to the tight power supply experienced in the past few months, but this only tells part [...]

National and local leaders push for climate-resilient development in Eastern Visayas

2024-05-17T13:48:51+08:0017 May 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, May 17, 2024 – Officials and representatives from national government agencies and local government units, policymakers, civil society, academia, and the private sector have committed to working together in advancing climate-resilient development in Eastern Visayas. Organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), the Eastern Visayas Summit on Climate-Resilient Development, held [...]

Renewable energy crucial in humanitarian action efforts – Eastern Visayas officials

2024-03-22T17:54:48+08:0022 Mar 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, March 22, 2024 – Government officials from Eastern Visayas have underscored the critical role of renewable energy (RE) in humanitarian and disaster response and supported its institutionalization in the local development plans of provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays in the region. “It has been a long dream for humanitarian action to really come [...]

Eastern Samar health hub gets solar generators [PNA]

2024-02-06T11:11:46+08:0031 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

by Roel Amazona | January 30, 2024 | Published by Philippine News Agency | READ THE STORY HERE TACLOBAN CITY – The rural health unit (RHU) of Guiuan in Eastern Samar on Tuesday received from the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) two solar generators to ensure the facility's operation amid power outages. [...]

New renewable energy strategy pushed [DailyTribune]

2024-02-05T04:22:44+08:0028 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , |

by Elmer Recuerdo | January 27, 2024| Published by Daily Tribune | READ THE STORY HERE The Philippines is the second country to launch the Responsible Energy Initiative and the first in Southeast Asia. Various international and Philippine-based think tanks and civil society organizations are calling for a stronger collaboration across the renewable [...]

New direction needed for Philippines’ renewable energy sector to be at pace with urgency of the climate emergency

2024-01-31T18:33:58+08:0026 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

January 26, 2023 | Reposted from Forum for the Future | READ THE STORY HERE The Responsible Energy Initiative Philippines consortium argues that not attending to emerging risks in utility-scale renewable energy value chains may likely slow down the just energy transition in the Philippines.   Friday January 26, 2024, Metro Manila, the Philippines: The Responsible Energy Initiative Philippines (‘REI Philippines’) officially launched today on the inaugural International Day of Clean Energy. Launching with an industry-wide case for action, REI Philippines calls for stronger collaboration across the renewable energy (RE) sector to integrate policies, practices, norms and [...]

Panay needs more diverse power mix [Inquirer.net]

2024-02-05T04:23:34+08:0013 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

by Meg Adonis | Jan 12, 2024 | Published by Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines  —A diverse and flexible power-generation portfolio is needed to prevent another island-wide blackout that crippled Panay for three days l ast week, a climate and energy think tank said on Thursday. Institute for Climate and [...]

ICSC: Panay blackouts signal urgent need to reevaluate the island’s energy system

2024-01-11T16:27:53+08:0011 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, January 11, 2024 – Residents of Panay, the sixth largest island in the Philippines covering the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo, and parts of Guimaras experienced large-scale blackouts from January 2 to 5 caused by the tripping of major coal-fired power plants.  Local governments and business groups from Panay and Guimaras [...]

ICSC at COP28: What transpired in this year’s UN climate conference?

2023-12-23T11:05:43+08:0023 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) joined this year’s United Nations Conference of Parties (COP28), held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 13.  The organization actively participated in discussions and activities on the Global Stocktake (GST), adaptation and mitigation, energy, finance, loss and damage, and innovative climate action. ICSC [...]

How Southeast Asia can ensure a swift and just transition away from coal [Agora Energiewende]

2023-12-04T10:05:12+08:0001 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

November 30, 2023| Published by Agora Energiewende | READ THE STORY HERE Despite their climate commitments, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines expect to build 45 GW new coal power by 2030. Concrete coal phase-out strategies would help reduce emissions and avoid stranded assets if they reassess new projects and retire existing power plants. To [...]

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