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 [...]

Activists help Tongans build resilience in wake of disaster

2022-01-28T17:41:11+08:0021 Jan 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Matt Manukuo | January 21, 2022 | Published by Pacific Media Network | READ THE STORY HERE Environmental activists in Tonga are preparing to teach Tongans how to produce solar power in the wake of the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. The disaster has destroyed homes, cut communication lines, and caused major power outages. [...]

Philippine women switch on solar to light their way in a storm

2021-12-14T17:45:41+08:0014 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Geela Garcia | December 14, 2021 | Published by Reuters | READ THE STORY HERE MARABUT, Philippines, Dec 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Haiyan, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded, smashed into the central Philippines in 2013, the town of Marabut in Eastern Visayas region suffered zero casualties. More than 1,000 [...]

NGO says RE plants prone to fewer outages than coal-fired facilities

2021-10-19T23:10:11+08:0014 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang | October 14, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE Non-government organization (NGO) Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said Thursday that renewable energy (RE) facilities are more reliable than coal-run plants, citing data on outages from the wholesale electricity spot market. In a virtual briefing, ICSC Energy [...]

No electricity? Typhoon survivors, NGOs seek solar solutions for tribal communities

2021-05-21T18:22:15+08:0015 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Kristine Sabillo | May 15, 2021 | Published by ABS-CBN News | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA — For the last 5 decades, members of the Dumagat-Remontado tribe living in Brgy. Laiban, Tanay, Rizal have been without electricity. Located at the foot of the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range, Sitios Magata and Manggahan had [...]

Solar TekPaks and NIWA solar power systems as community charging stations in Dumagat-Remontado communities in Tanay, Rizal

2021-01-28T11:47:06+08:0028 Jan 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In partnership with the local government of Tanay, Rizal and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilya Team, ICSC and 350 Pilipinas turned over 3 solar TekPaks and 3 NIWA solar power systems to the Magata Dumagat Association, the Manggahan Association, and the Magata-Manggahan Tribal Association in Sitios Magata and Manggahan located [...]