Owning the sun

2020-09-21T19:20:22+08:0019 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lifting the 60/40 equity yoke on Renewable Energy investments, as advocated by DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, sparks an interesting debate on the ownership limits for RE.

By Pedro Maniego Jr. | Published in Business Mirror – September 19, 2020

I’M looking at allowing […]

Solons, DOE support transition to renewable energy

2020-02-26T23:26:37+08:0026 Feb 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PRESS RELEASE
Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
Solons, DOE support transition to renewable energy

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 26 February 2020 – Members of the House of Representatives today convened national government agencies to ensure that they are acting on climate change and fast-tracking the country’s energy transition.

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda made an impassioned call for government agencies to […]

Is coal dying, or dead, in the Philippines?

2020-03-09T10:52:28+08:0025 Feb 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reposted from BusinessMirror, read original article here.

By Viking Logarta & Sara Jane Ahmed


Yes to the first, and a nuanced no to the second.

President Duterte said in his State of the Nation Address last year: “We recognize the urgent need to ensure the sustainability and […]

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.