Industry leaders call for renewable energy hybridization in the country’s energy transition

2023-12-02T09:13:49+08:0001 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, December 1, 2023 - Leaders in the Philippine energy sector emphasized the pivotal role of renewable energy (RE) hybridization in steering the country’s energy transition agenda during the REalize 2023: Enabling the Just Energy Transition towards Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Development conference held in Makati City on November 28. These leaders stressed the [...]

EV CSOs Meet to push for Renewable Energy [The Calbayog Journal]

2023-11-16T00:05:40+08:0031 Oct 2023|Tags: , , , |

by Elmer Recuerdo | October 30, 2023 | Published by The Calbayog Journal | READ THE STORY HERE TACLOBAN CITY – Civil society organizations from the six provinces in Eastern Visayas convened to discuss possible measures to bring prices of electricity down in their respective localities. Arturo Tahup, associate for community resilience of [...]

Industry ponders the ‘long road’ before hydrogen becomes viable [BusinessWorld]

2023-11-16T00:05:56+08:0016 Oct 2023|Tags: , , , |

by Sheldeen Joy Talavera | October 15, 2023| Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE HYDROGEN is expected to play a key role in advancing the green energy transition, though it will take time before it becomes cost-effective, analysts said. Sam Reynolds, an energy finance analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics [...]

Unlocking the green potential: Philippines eyes just energy transition partnerships [BusinessMirror]

2023-11-16T00:05:49+08:0008 Oct 2023|Tags: , , |

by Lenie Lectura | October 7, 2023 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE DEVELOPING countries, such as the Philippines, would need financial assistance from industrialized countries in order to fully enforce energy transition plans towards a sustainable and low-carbon energy future, Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla said. The Philippines is committed [...]

RE transition won’t happen ‘overnight’ — DoE [BusinessWorld]

2023-09-26T10:57:15+08:0031 Jul 2023|Tags: , , , , |

by Ashley Erika O. Jose | July 30, 2023| Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it will take time for the Philippines to transition to 100% renewable energy (RE), and called for the industry to be more honest about how long the shift will take. [...]

Solar Scholars: RE is crucial investment for communities

2023-07-25T21:43:30+08:0021 Jul 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This piece was written by ICSC Communications Officer Anton Onato, based on interviews conducted by ICSC Innovations Officer Glinly Alvero among participants of the Solar Scholars training in Labo, Camarines Norte on June 27-28. The event was organized by ICSC, Synergy Pilipinas, Labo Progressive Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and the local government of Labo, Camarines Norte.

ICSC: RE is variable and not intermittent, best fits the country’s energy needs

2023-05-16T06:31:44+08:0016 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, May 15, 2023 – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced in a virtual briefing yesterday that renewable energy (RE) projects will become operational soon in the Philippine grid, but their harmonization with the existing plan of the transmission system needs to be considered. “The influx of a lot of variable technologies [...]

‘Move away from coal and transition to more RE sources’ [Radyo Agila]

2023-02-21T15:32:03+08:0019 Feb 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

In an interview on Radyo Agila’s Breakfast on Board last February 19, ICSC energy transition advisor Alberto Dalusung III talked about the urgent need for the country to move away from coal and transition to more renewable energy sources, leading to more affordable, reliable, and secure power. “Ang kailangan natin gawin ay palakihin [...]

‘PHL needs distributed energy infra built on ample supply of renewables’ [Washington Post]

2023-02-13T14:42:26+08:0025 Jan 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

In the Washington Post story entitled "Clean-energy push puts abandoned Philippine nuclear plant back in spotlight" by Rebecca Tan and Jhesset Enano, published on January 25, 2023, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) energy transition advisor Alberto Dalusung III said: "It is costly to ensure that nuclear plants are safely operated in the Philippines, which, [...]

[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.

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