Energy

Philippine Energy Plan seen inadequate for meeting climate pledges

Published by rudy Date posted on October 27, 2021

by BusinessWorld, 27 Oct 2021 SENATOR Sherwin T. Gatchalian, who chairs his chamber’s energy committee, said the updated Philippine Energy Plan (PEP) is not sufficient to meet the Philippines’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) for keeping climate change in check.

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Retiring coal plants

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

by Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star), 17 Aug 2021 For years now, environmental activists have been pressuring the finance sector to withhold their banking services on fossil fuel-based power generating projects as a way of slowing down the construction of multi-million dollar projects. Generally, this call had failed; for banks, the opportunity to make big…

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Instead of nuclear power, why not solar power?

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

by Cesar V. Campos, 17 Aug 2021 Last July 8, Peter Wallace wrote in his column about nuclear power plants being safe and that there are many countries operating their nuclear power plants safely over the last 50 years: the United States, Germany, Taiwan, Japan. etc.

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Philippines needs energy transition plan ASAP

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2021

by Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star), 16 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines needs to come out with an energy transition plan tailored to its specific requirements as a developing nation and as an economy recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

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For many, hydrogen is the fuel of the future. New research raises doubts.

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2021

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Government may buy, then close, Mindanao coal-fired plants

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2021

By Bernadette D. Nicolas, Businessmirror, 16 Apr 2021 THE Philippine government is looking to set up a fund to acquire all coal-fired power plants in Mindanao and shut them down in a bid to make the island heavily reliant on renewable-energy resources.

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Aging power plants and economic growth

Published by rudy Date posted on April 12, 2021

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Nuclear, coal, oil jobs pay more than those in wind, solar – report

Published by rudy Date posted on April 7, 2021

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Energy consumer advocate group launched

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2021

By Kris Crismundo, 17 Feb 2021 MANILA – Kuryente.org, a new consumer advocacy group, was formally launched Wednesday seeking for more involvement and representation of consumers in the energy industry.

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Coal to remain king in Philippines’ energy mix despite ban — Fitch unit

Published by rudy Date posted on January 4, 2021

by Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com), 4 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Coal will remain the Philippines’ top power source over the coming decade despite a recent government ban on coal-powered generators, the impact of which will likely be felt only on a much longer term, a Fitch unit said.

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Coal to remain key component of PH energy mix

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2020

by Ronnel W. Domingo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 Nov 2020 Coal-fired power plants conti­nue to be an important component of the Philippines’ energy mix and the government cannot afford to mandate a retirement of such facilities although it is prepared to disallow additional projects, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

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Oil and energy stocks are getting crushed by coronavirus fears

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2020

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‘A greener, cleaner tomorrow’: A how-to guide for Filipinos who want to help with today’s energy crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2020

By: INQUIRER.net BrandRoom , 20 Jan 2020 Since the early ‘90s, the Philippines has always been prone to recurring power shortages. Power interruptions commonly occur during the summer months, when electric power plants run low on dispatchable reserves due to increased electricity demand. In 2019 alone, almost 10 “yellow alert” status have been issued by…

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Could trash power your home?

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2019

By Jack Guy, CNN, 15 Aug 2019 London (CNN Business)Solar energy in hundreds of Chinese cities is now cheaper than electricity supplied by the national grid, and it can even compete with coal-fired power in 75 of them, a new study has found.

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A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2019

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Think tank urges Duterte to consider objections on solar franchise bill

Published by rudy Date posted on June 17, 2019

by Anna Felicia Bajo/DVM, GMA News, Jun 17, 2019 An infrastructure-oriented think tank on Monday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to gauge the objections of various groups before signing off on the Solar Para sa Bayan (SPSB) franchise.

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LOOK | Majority of the Philippines’ power plants are more than 15 years old, with the oldest running power plants being commissioned between the 1930s and the late 1970s

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2019

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Hydrogen is the fuel of the future. For real this time, IEA says

Published by rudy Date posted on June 14, 2019

By Dan Murtaugh, Jun 14, 2019 Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past five decades, may finally be on the verge of converting its potential to reality.

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SMC warns of rotating blackouts, water crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on June 10, 2019

by Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star), Jun 10, 2019 Blames ‘regulatory inertia’ for project delays MANILA, Philippines — Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp., the country’s biggest power producer, has warned of regular rotating blackouts in Luzon due to the “regulatory inertia” that has prevented the construction of new power plants.

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The world invested almost $2 trillion in energy last year. These 3 charts show where it went

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2019

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Hydrogen next big thing for low-carbon future, ADB climate expert says

Published by rudy Date posted on May 15, 2019

By Cai Ordinario, BusinessMirror, May 15, 2019 Developing countries like the Philippines could emerge as the “big winners” if they move toward a hydrogen economy, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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Duterte signs energy conservation law

Published by rudy Date posted on May 8, 2019

BY CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT, May 8, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure institutionalizing energy efficiency and conservation in the Philippines.

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Solar installations keep rising as China growth slows

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2019

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Cheap coal swells in Southeast Asia, foiling global green push

Published by rudy Date posted on April 6, 2019

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Global EV Outlook 2018

Published by rudy Date posted on June 9, 2018

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Storage will be energy’s next big thing

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2018

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Asia oil bill to top $1 trillion a year as crude hits $80

Published by rudy Date posted on May 18, 2018

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Coal dead? Peak oil demand? Five takes on fossil fuels’ future

Published by rudy Date posted on April 11, 2018

By April 11, 2018 For all the buzz around wind, solar and electric cars, energy company executives had plenty to say Tuesday about the continuing role of fossil fuels and nuclear power at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit.

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Coal plants might be even more toxic than we thought

Published by rudy Date posted on August 9, 2017

BLOOMBERG, Aug 8, 2017 Scientists studying the aftermath of a massive coal-ash spill in North Carolina have discovered a byproduct of the fossil fuel that may pose human health risks.

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BMI: Coal to remain primary power source

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2017

By Victor V. Saulon, Businessworld, Aug 8, 2017 COAL-FIRED power plants will be the primary driver of growth in the country’s power infrastructure segment in the next 10 years, Fitch Group’s BMI Research said in an Aug. 4 report released on Monday.

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