RE storage now a reality, private sector urged to invest

2022-11-28T12:50:57+08:0026 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 26, 2022 – As renewable energy (RE) technologies have become more efficient and affordable, the reality of energy storage systems (ESS) fills the gap that constrains the increase of RE's share in the power generation mix of the Philippines. With ESS, the variability of RE becomes a non-issue and 24/7 power with renewables [...]

Citizens count almost 200,000 people on bikes nationwide

2022-10-30T14:08:20+08:0028 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 600 volunteers around the country recorded a total of 191,578 cyclists in major roads of ten cities in the Philippines, providing urgency and basis for national agencies and local governments to accelerate establishment of safer, more inclusive infrastructure and policies promoting active transport.

Celebrating stories of hope and good trouble: Int’l climate anthology ‘Harvest Moon’ feted in Washington, DC

2022-10-13T10:38:37+08:0012 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We need stories of hope and ‘good trouble’ to animate and enliven climate movements around the world, according to policy groups, philanthropists, artists, and activists who gathered yesterday in the Busboys and Poets bookstore and cultural hub to celebrate the publication of the international climate anthology Harvest Moon: Poems and Stories from the Edge of the Climate Crisis (2021).

Science and arts merge for climate action in Eastern Visayas

2022-08-31T12:11:57+08:0031 Aug 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LEYTE, August 31, 2022 – Students, teachers, and officials of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City, Leyte, along with representatives from Eastern Visayas civil society and local governments, joined a two-day learning event held at the school last August 25-26, 2022. Their aim: build climate change resilience in the region through science and the [...]

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.

More than 500 volunteers count people on bicycles nationwide

2022-06-28T17:20:59+08:0028 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cycling community pays back to cities, counts people on bicycles to push momentum for bike revolution by Mobility Awards | June 28, 2022 | READ THE STORY HERE QUEZON CITY, June 28, 2022 – Over 500 cycling volunteers across the country joined this year’s June Bicycle Count today to help establish baseline data indicating the [...]

Solar power lightens load for Filipinos

2022-06-21T11:38:49+08:0018 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Prime Sarmiento | June 17, 2022 | Published by China Daily | READ THE STORY HERE Analysts look to Beijing cooperation in Philippines' low-carbon transition It was his eye-popping electricity bill that pushed Filipino entrepreneur Wendell Adrian Tamayo to look for a cheaper source of energy. Tamayo dug up a research paper on [...]

Private sector told: “walk the talk” on sustainability, ESG in corporate strategy

2021-11-16T17:03:41+08:0012 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 12 November 2021 -- Although sustainability has become the core priority of today’s corporate boards, the need for directors to enhance accountability and operationalize  environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles in leadership strategies has outpaced performance. For companies looking to establish their presence for the long-haul, this can only pave the way for a [...]

Private sector urged to support local climate resilience and 1.5 degree Paris goal

2021-11-05T18:32:49+08:0005 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 05 November 2021 -- Corporate directors in the Philippines explored opportunities to accelerate climate action and resilience in coastal communities, as world leaders underscore greater climate action from the private sector in the ongoing climate talks in Glasgow. Business officials were presented with corridors where they could contribute to meeting the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution [...]

Rapid PHL energy transition best for faster economic recovery – private sector

2021-10-29T22:50:17+08:0029 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 29 October 2021 -- Corporate directors stress the urgency to fast track the energy transition in the country, heeding the Code Red warning issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) earlier this year. “Evidence clearly shows even before the pandemic that coal has been intermittent and unreliable. As households and the private sector [...]