ELEVENTH HOUR: Driving the clean energy transition through the Green Energy Option Program

2022-08-09T10:27:39+08:0028 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) empowers business enterprises to save electricity costs while driving the country’s clean energy transition. This was the key takeaway of advocates during the first run of “REalTalk: A Communications and Movement Building Workshop on Renewable Energy” held this month.

Vulnerable nations set to design and test loss and damage funding facility

2022-04-26T16:25:40+08:0025 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Finance ministers from vulnerable nations have agreed to use philanthropic funds to demonstrate how a funding mechanism for victims of the climate crisis could work by Chloé Farand  |  April 25, 2021 |  Published by Climate Home News  |  READ THE STORY HERE A coalition of vulnerable countries is getting to [...]

[ANC] Power Play: Developing Renewable Energy Solutions for the Philippines

2022-04-26T17:45:49+08:0013 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ANC NEWS | April 13, 2022  Financial Futures Center founder and V20 Group finance advisor Sara Jane Ahmed and speakers from the Department of Energy Philippines, ACEN, Solar Philippines, Citicore Power, and BDO Capital discussed the current and future energy landscape of the country on ANC 24/7's webinar entitled "Power Play: [...]

Gov’t urged: Treat environmental challenges as serious as security issues

2022-04-07T17:09:13+08:0030 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Martin Sadongdong | March 30, 2022 | Published by Manila Bulletin | READ THE STORY HERE Like insurgency, terrorism, and maritime disputes, the national government should address environmental challenges with the same intensity as solving security issues to ease its worsening impact on the lives of the Filipinos, a think tank has [...]

China, ASEAN need chopstick and broom spirit to fight climate crisis

2022-04-07T16:58:03+08:0028 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Sara Jane Ahmed,Renato Redentor Constantino | chinadaily.com.cn | READ THE STORY HERE On March 24, 2022, the Belt and Road Initiative International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC) launched the report, Green and Low-Carbon Transition of ASEAN Member States under the BRI Framework – Potentials and Opportunities. The report points out, as its title [...]

Climate Breakthrough Project announces awardees for 2021

2021-12-14T17:07:19+08:0007 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 7 December 2021 -- Sara Jane Ahmed, advisor to the Vulnerable 20 (V20) Group of Finance Ministers and founder of the Financial Futures Center (FFC), was recognized as one of the awardees of the Climate Breakthrough Project this year.  Ahmed is the first Filipino and Bangladeshi to receive this award. She has authored studies [...]

Asian cities search for ways to finance climate projects

2021-11-26T18:24:28+08:0029 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Underdeveloped municipal bond markets hinder green action, experts say FRANCESCA REGALADO, Nikkei Asia staff writer | November 26, 2021 13:49 JST | READ THE STORY HERE TOKYO -- Closed since the onset of the pandemic, Commonwealth High School in Metro Manila has been making a contribution to the local community of Quezon City through its solar [...]

BDO, BPI, DOE call to bridge clean energy financing gap

2021-08-24T17:37:41+08:0020 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

VIEW EVENT AND RESOURCES PAGE MAKATI, 20 August 2021 -- Banco de Oro (BDO) Capital and Investment Corporation and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) today called for the shift of financial flows towards the 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming threshold of the Paris Agreement in order to address climate and energy transition [...]

Renewables, flexible generation key to power sector modernization – experts

2021-06-08T18:01:58+08:0008 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 8 June 2021 -- Energy policy experts pointed to renewable energy — mixed with demand side management, system reliability, and flexible generation — as the best way to address the immediate and long term implications of the current power crisis, leading to more investments, jobs, energy security, and a just economic recovery amid [...]

China’s Investment Opportunity in Modernizing Grids in Climate Vulnerable Developing Countries

2021-07-15T16:22:52+08:0001 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Sara Jane Ahmed, Alberto Dalusung III, and Xiaojun Wang | June 1, 2021 | Abridged version published in China Energy News and People's Daily | READ OP ED HERE The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work closely to [...]