Philippines renewable energy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippines renewable energy


Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines: A leader in sustainability

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:00 AM

KOFPH partners with First Gen to power four more Coca-Cola bottling facilities with clean energy

Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:55 PM

A surge of new exploration efforts are underway in a nation that has some of the world's largest untapped sources of volcanic heat, but which relies on coal for half its electricity

How China's e-vehicle demand boosts Philippines' nickel industry

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines, currently the world's 2nd top exporter of nickel, sees the shift toward electronic vehicles as an opportunity to grow

40 European firms set sights on PH renewable energy market

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Companies from 13 European countries eye investments in solar generation, hydropower, wind power, and electric vehicles

CLEAN ENERGY. These are 5,760 solar panels atop SM North Multilevel Carpark Building. Rappler file photo

Lopezes to sell minority stake in EDC to consortium for up to P14B

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:10 PM

GIC and Macquarie are looking to acquire First Gen s 10 6 stake and public investors 36 5 stake in EDC which may eventually be delisted

ADB hosts clean energy forum ahead of climate talks

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Clean energy is picking up in developing Asia but challenges such as reliance on coal and inefficient power infrastructure remain the Asian Development Bank says

PH island switches on lights during Earth Hour

Mar 29, 2015 - 1:30 AM

Sibuyan Island gets its energy from a 900 kilowatt hydro electric power plant in Cantingas River proclaimed in 2007 as the cleanest river in the country

Steam powers Mondelēz Philippines’ manufacturing plant

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The use of the biomass boiler results in electricity savings comparable to the average annual consumption of a million households

UN climate chief: Transport is future challenge for PH

Feb 27, 2015 - 9:04 PM

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says the Philippines can follow the lead of other developing countries which have adopted a bus rapid transit

PUSHING FOR A CLIMATE DEAL. UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says countries like the Philippines contribute to the debate on ways to curb climate change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Aquino to UN: PH needs climate funds, technology

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:00 AM

We have never lacked the resolve What we lack is the access to technology financing investment to accelerate our strategy Aquino tells the UN

CLIMATE FUNDS NEEDED. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during United Nation Climate Change Summit held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

How sustainable are solar power aid projects in the PH?

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:19 PM

Once installed solar panels bring joy and relief to beneficiaries But after the photo ops do they last?

FINALLY, POWER. A boy looks up at a lightbulb powered by a solar panel installed in his home in Tanauan, Leyte. Photo by Nim Gonzales

How practical is solar power for PH home owners?

Jul 26, 2014 - 9:29 AM

A Makati homeowner shares how he is able to cut his electricity bill by half using solar power

SUN-POWERED. Mike De Guzman has installed a device that turns electricity generated by his solar panels into a form that can power his appliances. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH reliance on coal contributes to climate change – groups

Apr 15, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The latest United Nations report urges countries to do away with fossil fuels to curb climate change The Philippines however is building more coal plants

DRIVING GLOBAL WARMING. Coal provides 40% of the world's electricity but spews out 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions

Negros solar farm gears up for DOE renewable energy plan

Dec 19, 2013 - 3:54 PM

What will be the country s biggest solar farm will start feeding into the national power grid by March 2014

HARVESTING SUNLIGHT. This is how the San Carlos Solar Farm will look like when its first phase is completed in March 2014. Image courtesy of San Carlos Solar Energy Inc

DOE to add more renewable energy in grid by 2014

Dec 03, 2013 - 8:15 PM

Enough renewable energy to power 126 700 households will feed into the country s power supply as part of the National Renewable Energy Program

CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE. The wind energy projects approved by the Department of Energy are set to generate 339.5 megawatts of power by 2014

Palawan aims for a 100% renewable energy future

Oct 23, 2013 - 1:57 PM

The last ecological frontier hopes to attract more renewable energy investors even as an opposed coal plant is in the works

GOING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. Palaweños gather to lend their support to the Palawan provincial government's 100% renewable energy plan. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Renewable energy in PH affordable in long term — study

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:43 AM

A GIZ report says the Feed in Tariff FIT regime will only have a minimal impact on the electricity bill in the long term

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Focusing on renewable energy can address the Philippines' growing energy demand. Screenshot from GIZ's study