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Caritas Philippines urges government to ban fossil fuels
Robin Gomes 02 October 2020

The humanitarian, development and advocacy arm of the Catholic Church in the Philippines is pressuring President Rodrigo Duterte to make good on his promise to ban coal-generated factories in the country.
The government must show sincerity in pushing for renewable resources of energy by revoking licenses of coal-dependent companies, said Bishop Jose Collin Bagaforo of Kidapawan, the National Director of Caritas Philippines.

The future of the country’s power sources: How renewable and clean energy can sustain the next generations BrandRoom September 21, 2020

The future of energy is headed in the direction of a cleaner, more efficient, and sustainable sources.


Energy experts urge PH to expedite shift to more renewable power sources
Aug 25, 2020 ANC 24/7

Energy industry experts call on the Philippines to expedite its shift to more renewable power sources, or else, be stuck with more expensive and dirtier energy in the future.

Studies on PH environment, natural resources available online
September 27, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The public can now have online access to various significant studies on the environment and natural resources conducted by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB).


AboitizPower on diversifying energy sources and the power situation in Mindanao
May 10, 2017

Sebastian Lacson, AboitizPower COO about the future of coal and renewable energy and Mindanao now has an oversupply of power

From perennial brownouts, Mindanao has now an oversupply of power - which Lacson says is a challenge. The company, however, is positive that growth in Mindanao will increase power demand to meet the current supply.

Projection of ‘Luzon-priced’ electricity in Mindanao worries solon
August 25, 2020 Ellson Quismorio
A vice-chairperson of the House Committee on Trade and Industry is crossing her fingers that Mindanao will never get to experience Luzon-level electricity rates, which is what the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is projecting for the near future.

Philippine diocese, activists oppose coal power plants
Robin Gomes 04 September 2020

Environmental activists have rallied around a Philippine diocese in Quezon province demanding the government stop the construction of new coal-fired plants in the area as it is inconsistent with the efforts to mitigate climate change.

Greenpeace report: Philippines gets failing mark due to massive use of coal
September 24, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The Philippines got a failing mark of “D+” due to its strong inclination to coal power generation, a new Greenpeace Southeast Asia report revealed on Thursday.


#ClimateActionPH: Cebu's battle vs coal
November 28
On Rappler Talk, MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz and advocates tackle climate change and coal.
Joining the discussion from Cebu City are anti-coal plant petitioner Sheida Salazar Henry and Climate Reality Project Philippines Manager, Rodne Galicha.
Coal is one of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, one of the biggest culprits behind global warming and climate change.

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Cebu's battle vs coal


#ClimateActionPH and Bataan's battle vs coal
February 21, 2017

MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz talks to a community in Bataan complaining of health problems allegedly caused by the power plants in their area.
There is a growing trend across countries to shift from coal to clean energy sources. The Philippines, however, is deviating from this trend, having approved 29 additional coal-fired power plants, which will be operational by 2020.
Coal is among the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, one of the biggest culprits behind global warming and climate change.
This has sparked protests in communities where coal-fired power plants operate.

Bataan community asks Gina Lopez to close SMC coal plant
Voltaire Tupaz February 15, 2017
Residents complain of health problems, including skin and respiratory diseases, that are allegedly caused by San Miguel Corporation's power plant in Limay
They claimed that many of them fell ill since the alleged ash spill near SMC's power facility in Barangay Lamao in Limay town in early January this year.

Franciscans to Bataan coal plants: Don't get rich at expense of public health
David Lozada February 26, 2017
On Monday, February 27, affected residents will march to Limay municipal hall to call on the local government to shut down the coal-fired power plants.

Coal isn’t cool: Bataan students, residents take plight to Facebook
Jules Matabuena February 24, 2017
The group ‘Coal is not cool’ serves as a communication hub for communities affected by coal-fired power plants and their supporters

Families near Bataan coal plant face displacement
February 21, 2017
The provincial government of Bataan says that it would provide housing for 250 affected families within the next 3 to 5 months.

Energy is PH's 'elephant in the room'
Renee Juliene Karunungan November 14, 2016
Environmental lawyer Antonio La Vina says that in order to tackle energy problems in the country, there is a need to reduce over dependence on one energy source like coal.

PH can be a venue to explore ways vs climate change
November 17, 2016
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, at the COP22 in Morocco, also says the world does not need to give up economic growth to protect the planet.

PH in top 10 vulnerable countries to climate change for last 20 years
Renee Juliene Karunungan November 16, 2016
The Philippines has been included because of both a single catastrophic event and the constant climate impacts that hit the country.

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Solar-powered irrigation systems in Zamboanga City, Kalinga completed, reports NIA
September 23, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Two solar-powered irrigation systems worth P6.78 million have been completed in Zamboanga City and Kalinga province, according to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).
It is powered by 28 solar panels that can discharge approximately 200 gallons of water per minute. It can pump an average of six cubic meters in six hours.


Green revolution in San Carlos City

A green revolution is happening in San Carlos City in Negros. A solar farm, a bioethanol plant and a biomass plant will soon help generate clean energy for the power grid. Pia Ranada reports. Dec 19, 2013.

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Philippine Nuclear Research Institute - PNRI

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Study on viability of nuclear energy use set
July 29, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling and Argyll Cyrus Geducos
The government is set to conduct a study to determine and develop the national position for a nuclear power program in the country, including the possible use of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

Bataan nuclear plant safe to revive – PNRI
Philippine Daily Inquirer October 05, 2020
The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) can still operate safely despite being mothballed for decades, an official of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) claimed amid plans of the government yet again to revive the plant.

Diocese of Bataan vs BNPP rehab
October 4, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino
The Diocese of Bataan opposes the rehabilitation of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong, Bataan.

Duterte orders study, consultation on reopening Bataan nuclear power plant
October 1, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has ordered energy authorities to study the proposed use of the mothballed Bataan nuclear power plant and consult the concerned communities.

FALSE: Bataan Nuclear Power Plant to reopen
September 4, 2020 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order for a study on nuclear energy, and not to open or reopen a nuclear power plant

Filipino bishop calls for transparency in nuclear power study
Vatican News 31 July 2020
Following the announcement of government plans to explore the possibility of the use of nuclear power in the Philippines, Bishop Ruperto Santos says he hopes the study will be “transparent, non-partisan, and not exclusive.”

Gatchalian urges caution on PH nuclear energy program study
July 30, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Energy and Science and Technology departments on Thursday to proceed with caution on President Duterte’s orders to conduct a government study of a nuclear energy program for the Philippines.

Bataan nuclear power plant can be revived for manufacturing
August 7, 2017
Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) said the Bataan nuclear power plant, which cost the country billions of dollars but was never fueled to operate, can still be revived and can help push the development of the country’s manufacturing sector further.

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was built in the early 1980s, completed but never fueled, on Bataan Peninsula, 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Manila in the Philippines. It is located on a 3.57 square kilometre government reservation at Napot Point in Morong, Bataan. It was the Philippines' only attempt at building a nuclear power plant,
but never went into operation because it sits on a tectonic fault and volcano.

Nuclear power for the Philippines?
MIKE WOOTTON November 16, 2016

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Bataan nuclear plant can still operate
Oct 4, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The mothballed Bataan nuclear power facility can still operate despite decades of unuse, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute said.

No place for nuclear waste: Top Filipino scientist nixes nuke plant revival
Oct 8, 2020 ABS-CBN News
A leading Filipino scientist on Thursday opposed plans to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), citing concerns of its hazardous by-product that will last thousands of years.

Duterte wants residents consulted on possible revival of Bataan Nuclear Power plant
Sep 30, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte wants local consultations with residents of the province of Bataan on the possible revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.

Modular nuclear power plant balak itayo ng gobyerno
Aug 6, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Modular nuclear power facilities ang balak itayo ng gobyerno kasunod ng utos ni Pangulong Duterte na gumawa ng panuntunan kaugnay sa usaping nuclear.

Nuclear energy ng Pilipinas, pinag-aaralan!
GMA Public Affairs July 29 2020
Binuo ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang isang Inter-Agency Committee para pag-aralan ang posibilidad na pagkakaroon ng nuclear energy sa bansa. Ito raw ay para masigurong may sapat na power supply ang Pilipinas sa pagtaas ng populasyon at ekonomiya nito. Panoorin ‘yan at ang ilan pang mga balita sa video na ito.

Nuclear power program a no-go sans Congress OK, public acceptance - DOE
Neil Arwin Mercado September 07, 2020

The creation of nuclear power plants in the country cannot push through without the approval of Congress and the acceptance of the public, the Department of Energy (DOE) said Monday.

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Philippines invasive plant could fuel the country's kitchens
Jan 31, 2017

A Philippines start-up company is converting a pesky invasive water lily blamed for causing flooding, into fuel, hoping to turn a pest into an eco-friendly alternative to regular charcoal. Stuart McDill

HiGi Energy, We convert water hyacinth (abundant pest plants) into cooking energy centralized by the compensation business model. As of starting point, Philippines has more than 100 million people and 65% still cooking with firewood and charcoal, targeted market currently is over 35 million across Luzon, and Mindanao, in the first year of operation

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Making cleaner energy from pesky water hyacinth
Roy Joseph R. Roberto January 28, 2018
A group of millennial entrepreneurs finds a way to reduce world's dependence on dirty coal using a very unlikely material: water hyacinth



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The electricity sector in the Philippines

provides electricity through power generation, transmission, and distribution to many parts of the Philippines. The Philippines is divided into three electrical grids, one each for Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao

China's creeping influence in PH telco, electricity, water
JC Punongbayan February 20, 2020

China’s creeping influence and encroachment in our vital infrastructure shows we ought to be extra careful especially where the nation’s security is at stake

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Bantayan Island gets emergency power supply
Doris C. Bongcac September 20,2020

Bantayan Island residents will now experience a significant reduction in power outages with the addition of three megawatts (MW) to its power supply.

5 Batangas towns without electricity due to Taal eruption
January 14, 2020

Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Sta Teresita, Talisay and Laurel towns are without power

PARTLY FALSE: Power outage over 'entire Laguna'
January 15, 2020
Ashfall affects electricity only in some areas of Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna, and Meralco is already working to restore power in these places

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National Transmission Corporation, TransCo

is a Philippine government corporation created in 2001 by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act currently operating the nation's power grid. It assumed all of Napocor's substation and transmission assets.

The Electric Power Industry Reform Acts: RA 9136, RA 9136 as 1 pdf file

Magna Carta Magna Carta for Residential Electricity Consumers
Law for cheaper power rates signed
Dharel Placido Aug 13 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law sparing consumers from subsidizing government debt via added electricity charges, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said Tuesday

Duterte signs Murang Kuryente Act
Pia Ranada August 13, 2019
With the new law, electricity consumers will soon no longer have to pay the universal charges for stranded contract costs and stranded debts in their electricity bills

The National Power Corporation

also known as the NPC or Napocor, is a state-owned company that serves as the largest provider and generator of electricity in the Philippines. It is also the principal power provider for Manila Electric, the only power distributor in the Metro Manila area.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)

is a private corporation that maintains and operates the power transmission network of the Philippines.

National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) have taken on a crucial mandate of bringing light to every Filipino home, energizing industries, and turning the country’s wheels of progress.

The Video: NGCP violated Constitution for allowing Chinese to hold high position
Feb 3, 2020
Senators believe there was a clear violation of the Constitution on the part of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for allowing a Chinese national hold the second highest position in the company, warning of a possible revocation of its franchise.

Napocor to help resolve Camotes Islands' power woes
December 28, 2019

The problems in power distribution are due to outdated facilities in the islands off mainland Cebu

Kusog Bicolandia pushes for independent Bicol power grid
Rhaydz B. Barcia December 26, 2019

‘We are wondering why we need to get electricity from the Tayabas station of NGCP when we can tap directly from Tiwi or BacMan geothermal power plants,’ the regional political party says

Rehabilitation of Tiwi and MakBan Geothermal Power Plants Continues
AboitizPower to raise capacity of Tiwi-MakBan
Danessa Rivera,The Philippine Star August 27, 2019

China control of NGCP 'cause for concern'
Sofia Tomacruz November 26, 2019

Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio warns this is especially the case if the Chinese themselves handle the maintenance of the Philippines' power supply

Hontiveros asks for cybersecurity audit of 'China-controlled' NGCP
Aika Rey December 09, 2019 - with Video
Senator Risa Hontiveros says: 'Ang chairman Chinese, halos lahat ng contractors Chinese, ang systems software made in China, at ang training sa China. Pero dapat magtiwala at maniwala tayo na ito ay 'Filipino-run'?'

Defense, energy departments to probe Chinese control of power lines
JC Gotinga December 04, 2019
Can China really remotely control – and shut down – the Philippines’ electricity? Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana wants to find out.

China can shut off the Philippines' power grid at any time, leaked report warns
James Griffiths CNN November 26, 2019
The Philippines' power grid is under the full control of the Chinese government and could be shut off in time of conflict, according to an internal report prepared for lawmakers seen by CNN.

Probe sought over concern China can shut down Philippine power
Agence France-Presse November 28, 2019 - with Video
Senator Risa Hontiveros asks the Senate to conduct an inquiry into the potential threat of China shutting off the Philippines' supply of electricity

China dismisses fears it can control Philippines power supply
Sofia Tomacruz November 28, 2019 - with Video
'There is no need to worry about the sky falling or imagine trouble where there is none,' says Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang

'Onerous' power grid deal with Fil-Chinese firm lacks full oversight: DOE chief
Filipinos 'exclusively' control, manage PH power grid: NGCP
China's stake in the national grid is limited to being "technical adviser," the NGCP said.
Nov 26 - 27, 2019 ABS-CBN News

Cebeco II - Cebu II Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Meralco since 1903 has fueled the growth of the Philippines and its people. As a premier electric service distributor

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SC orders review of Meralco finances to come up with lower power rates
Lian Buan October 10, 2019
The High Court directs the Energy Regulatory Commission to review Meralco's unbundled rates 'for determination of a reasonable and fair valuation of the regulatory asset base that will provide electricity to consumers in the least cost manner'


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House hearing on the spike in electricity bills
Aug 24, 2020

The House energy committee resumes on Monday, August 24, its inquiry on the sudden spike in electricity bills during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and other parts of the country. Look also ALL the links in this article

Meralco defers for another month disconnection of unpaid bills
August 24, 2020 Ben Rosario
Power distributor Manila Electric Company on Monday agreed to defer until October 31 the disconnection of electricity services of customers with unpaid bills of at least one month as it continues to address overcharging allegations aired by clients facing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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