[Klima Reports] Renewables best option for cheap energy in Mindanao

2022-12-06T18:16:04+08:0004 Dec 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro, deputy executive director of the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda), loves to remember the time, not so long ago, when electricity rates in Mindanao hovered at P6 per kilowatt-hour, the lowest in the country. This was when hydroelectricity generated from the waters of Agus and Pulangi rivers made up the bulk of the region’s energy supply. The Agus and Pulangi plants had a combined installed capacity of 1,001.1 megawatts.

[Klima Reports] Raising the Bar: Part 1 – Benguet’s Renewable Energy Quest for Stable Power Source

2022-11-28T03:34:39+08:0027 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , |

What are the potentials and challenges in shifting to renewable energy, particularly hydropower, in order to power up Benguet? Our Klima Fellows Carl Taawan and Sam Bautista explore the realities of venturing into hydropower in the province in this two-part story in the Highland Tribune.

RE storage now a reality, private sector urged to invest

2022-11-28T12:50:57+08:0026 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 26, 2022 – As renewable energy (RE) technologies have become more efficient and affordable, the reality of energy storage systems (ESS) fills the gap that constrains the increase of RE's share in the power generation mix of the Philippines. With ESS, the variability of RE becomes a non-issue and 24/7 power with renewables [...]

Increasing RE should take priority over going nuclear, think tank says [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-21T16:48:37+08:0020 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

INCREASING the share of renewable energy (RE) in the power mix should take priority over the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) plans to introduce nuclear power, an energy think tank said.

RE share of 80% seen needed for PHL to become Paris-compliant [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-21T15:35:41+08:0016 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

THE Philippines can only comply with its Paris climate commitments with an 80% share of renewable energy (RE) in its power mix by 2030, an energy think tank said.

Tacloban steers local climate solutions 9 years after Haiyan

2022-11-15T11:54:33+08:0011 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, 11 November 2022 – Taclobanons continue to power their communities with portable solar energy systems, strengthening their climate and disaster resilience nine years after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the city. Barangay officials and electricians, government trainers, and humanitarian workers assembled seven portable solar-powered devices or TekPaks as part of the three-day Solar Scholars [...]

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 [...]

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.

PHL urged to decentralize power generation with more solar plants [BusinessWorld]

2022-09-12T21:35:07+08:0011 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

THE Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said the Philippines needs to move towards more “distributed” power generation, which would involve the construction of more solar generation facilities while abandoning the current model of centralized baseload power, currently dominated by coal-fired plants. In an e-mail interview on Sept. 9, Pedro H. Maniego, senior policy advisor of ICSC, a climate and energy policy group, said that the dependence on coal renders the Philippines vulnerable to volatile international energy prices, and put forward solar as an alternative.

Philippines, ASEAN must tap solar, wind to meet rising electricity demand — report

2022-07-07T16:31:42+08:0007 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Jhesset O. Enano | July 7, 2022 | Published by GMA News | READ THE STORY HERE Countries in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, must ramp up solar and wind capacities to meet the rising demand for electricity and avert more carbon emissions from the power sector, according to a new report. Despite its huge [...]