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The Philippine Coast Guard says the oil spill contaminated coastal areas of 23 communities, and displaced 400 people
While the International Energy Agency warns that the resurgence of the coronavirus in some regions is 'casting a shadow over the outlook,' it sees the oil market turning a corner
'There were no victims... but the damage is significant on a financial level,' Iranian Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi says
Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 proceedings, which allow a company that is no longer able to repay its debt to restructure without pressure from creditors
The resolution urges Tehran to provide inspectors from the IAEA with access to two sites in Iran in order to clarify whether undeclared nuclear activity took place there in the early 2000s
'Unlike gasoline and diesel, which are likely to recover to close to pre-crisis levels by the end of 2020, the outlook for jet fuel is more uncertain,' says the International Energy Agency
Diplomats say the resolution will call on Iran to provide access to two locations where past nuclear activity may have occurred – sites to which the IAEA has been trying to gain access for months
Rafael Grossi repeats an appeal to Iran to 'cooperate immediately and fully' with the International Atomic Energy Agency
(UPDATED) The latest row over access comes as a landmark deal between Iran and world powers in 2015 continues to unravel
The International Atomic Energy Agency notes 'with serious concern that, for over 4 months, Iran has denied access to the Agency... to two locations'
Iran's ambassador to the United Nations says that with the move, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pulling the 'final plug' on the nuclear deal after President Donald Trump withdrew the US from it in 2018
The International Energy Agency estimates global energy investment may plunge by almost $400 billion in 2020
'As a private company, Meralco is accountable to its customers, who pay expecting reliable service. But that unfortunately has not been the case.'
The Energy Regulatory Commission says power distributors must charge customers based on meter readings and not on average consumption
'Parang hindi po naging convenience ito, parang naging pabigat sa bulsa,' says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
The Department of Foreign Affairs says a mobile x-ray, protective equipment, and materials needed to conduct coronavirus tests are among the items given directly to the Department of Health
'The improvements in air quality at this time confirm that it is possible to reduce air pollution if efforts are targeted towards the main sources of the problem,' the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air says in a recent report
Despite the improvement in the oil market, the International Energy Agency warns that 'major uncertainties remain'
The additional tariffs will mean an increase of P0.60 per liter for gasoline and P0.84 for diesel
Rex Cornelio is the third radio journalist to be killed in Dumaguete City since 2018
Ayala's power, water, and infrastructure businesses will all be under a new holding company called AC Energy and Infrastructure Corporation
The Energy Regulatory Commission encourages those who can pay to settle their bills on time to help power companies with their cash flow
For 2020 overall, oil demand will fall by 9.3 million barrels per day, says the International Energy Agency
Lawmakers want to collect debts now, as government lawyers stand firm on proper procedures on compromise agreements
'The coronavirus crisis is affecting a wide range of energy markets – including coal, gas, and renewables – but its impact on oil markets is particularly severe,' says International Energy Agency chief Fatih Birol
A proposed executive order to add nuclear energy to the Philippines' energy sources is also up for President Rodrigo Duterte's approval, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'Banks financing coal are not only funding the climate crisis, they are also enabling the continued suffering of coal-affected communities,' says Bishop Gerardo Alminaza
The Department of Energy plans to build an 'energy city' in place of Chevron's facilities on government land in San Pascual, Batangas
'Extreme weather events could reduce reliability of power supply by 16%, which can easily lead to blackouts resulting huge economic losses,' says the lead researcher
The UAE has substantial energy reserves, but with a power-hungry population of 10 million it has made huge investments in developing alternative power sources including solar
The International Energy Agency says 'global oil demand has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus...and the widespread shutdown of China's economy'
The final increase in excise tax under the TRAIN law can only be imposed on new stocks acquired in 2020, not on oil produced or imported in 2019
The urgent need for electricity access is hardly considered during preparations against disasters; it is only considered in the wake of disasters when supplies have been cut off
Millions of households continue to be without electricity, and many other areas with a limited service of only 4 to 6 hours per day
Ivo Sanader and energy group MOL's Zsolt Hernadi are convicted of 'receiving and giving a bribe' concerning a 2009 deal after the purchase of shares in a local oil and gas group
The Department of Energy says oil companies may face large-scale estafa charges if they slap the TRAIN law's new taxes on old stocks in 2020
Can China really remotely control – and shut down – the Philippines’ electricity? Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana wants to find out.
Rufo Colayco, president and CEO of the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation, says his company’s unsolicited proposal is currently 'under evaluation by government.'
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says its inspectors had 'detected natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran not declared to the agency'
The Department of Energy directs Semirara Mining and Power Corporation to suspend coal mining activities after a mudslide last October
Scientists says if majority of energy is derived from solar and wind power it could cut adverse health effects from electricity production by 80% compared with our current fossil-heavy economies
If the aim is to meet the Paris Agreement targets of limiting global warming, then governments will have to adopt 'rapid and widespread changes across all parts of the energy system,' says the IEA
Iran has also developed two new advanced centrifuges, one of which is undergoing testing, says Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
Dennis Uy's Dito Telecommunity is gathering business partners to take on telco giants Globe and Smart, and attract their subscribers
Iran hopes that during Grossi's tenure, the IAEA 'can neutrally and professionally undertake its international responsibilities and sensitive missions,' foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi says
The election of Rafael Grossi, Argentina's ambassador to the IAEA, comes at a critical time for the Vienna-based agency as Iran is decreasing its commitments under the 2015 landmark deal
Researchers invent device that generates light from the cold night sky – here's what it means for millions living off grid
With the efficiency of everyday technologies continually improving, thermolectric devices could play an important role in powering society before long
Zimbabwe is dealing with hyperinflation which has seen many families living on a single meal a day
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'
The Department of Energy says oil firms could have implemented even lower rates this week, but did not do so