Experts back DOE, Meralco lead in energy transition

2020-08-25T12:05:23+08:0024 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

MANILA, 24 August 2020 – Energy policy experts today affirmed an energy transition is well underway in the Philippines, thanks to bold moves from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the country’s largest utility, Meralco.

“Debates on pandemic-related power bills are far from resolved but we also believe it’s important to share our view that power sector […]

Energy experts, DOE to discuss future-proofing the Philippine energy market in Aug. 24 press briefing

2020-08-21T15:16:03+08:0021 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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WHAT: Online press briefing on the current status of the Philippine energy transition and future-proofing the energy market amid the COVID-19 crisis, in line with the opinion piece published in BusinessMirror last August 15, authored by Sara Jane Ahmed and […]

Is DOE at the tip of the energy transition spear?

2020-08-17T18:13:33+08:0015 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published in Business Mirror, 15 August 2020 by Sara Jane Ahmed & Alberto Dalusung III

IN recent days, the country’s energy sector has been abuzz with talk from the energy managers of a drive to accelerate indigenous energy development.

This is driven by the experience of the real fears of imported fuel supply insecurity for […]

Covid-19: Lessons for the Philippine power sector

2020-06-08T18:16:11+08:0008 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published in Business Mirror, 08 June 2020

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By Sara Jane Ahmed, Alberto Dalusung III, Jose Logarta Jr., and Pete Maniego Jr.

WHEN the novel coronavirus first appeared in China late last year, nobody expected that the new disease, officially dubbed Covid-19 by the World Health Organization in February 2020, would […]

Solons, DOE support transition to renewable energy

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

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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 […]

Consumers should not pay the price for risky coal deals

2019-03-12T12:02:16+08:0019 Feb 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sara Jane Ahmed

Note: This commentary originally appeared in Business World.

The rapid drop in the cost of renewable energy has opened new possibilities in energy systems around the world, including the Philippines. Coal has become toxic, both in terms of its high cost to consumers and the negative financial consequences for banks and […]