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Recto: Don't use Malampaya funds for Bataan nuke plant revival

Nov 22, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says the funds can instead be used for an independent scientific study on the economic and technical feasibility of completing the plant

REVIVAL. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte approves reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

Consult scientists on Bataan Nuclear Power Plant – Recto

Nov 12, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto makes the suggestion following reports that President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the rehabilitation of the BNPP

NUCLEAR PLANT. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

Challenge to new energy chief: Regroup with different level of thinking

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi needs his team to first resolve the self inflicted problems and then regroup to accomplish the 100 day assignment

How fossil fuels destroy biodiversity

Apr 13, 2016 - 11:01 AM

If the Philippines continues to depend on fossil fuels it will undoubtedly worsen the conditions of wildlife in the country and subsequently our well being as a society

Graphic by Nico Villarete / Rappler. Images courtesy Shutterstock.

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant impossible to revive – Marcos Jr

Mar 02, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The vice presidential candidate however says that setting up a nuclear power plant in the Philippines is still a viable and practical

Argentina to ration electricity during heat wave

Feb 19, 2016 - 10:11 AM

The measure is aimed at alleviating an energy crisis during the southern hemisphere s summer when peak demand for electricity is tapping the power grid

Coal power plants in Bataan commit human rights violations

Aug 05, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Ash fall is just the tip of the iceberg Residents of a Bataan town are facing violence and harassment amidst the fight against their eviction from their own land to accommodate the new coal fired power plants

Clinker and ash from coal are seen in seabeds in Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan. Photo by Ayeen Karunungan/ Rappler

Energy chief Petilla confirms resignation

Apr 29, 2015 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says no one pressured him to resign Petilla will not leave the agency until his suitable replacement is found

Malampaya consortium seeking extension until 2039

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The consortium wants a 15 year extension of its service contract

House panel approves emergency powers for Aquino

Nov 18, 2014 - 2:27 PM

UPDATED The joint resolution granting special powers to the President to address a looming power crisis is eyed for passage in the House of Representatives by end November

Senate puts on hold hearings on emergency powers

Nov 17, 2014 - 5:57 PM

The national budget is the priority now Senator Sergio Osmeña III says

Meralco to tap 529MW from interim power supply deals

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Meralco stretches its existing interim contracts with power generating companies until July 2015 to minimize outages starting summer 2015

Business groups urge Aquino to act on 8-point economic reform

Oct 24, 2014 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry asks Aquino to focus on pressing matters like the 2015 energy crisis port congestion and ASEAN integration

Aquino: Special powers to help gov't 'prepare for the worst'

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:39 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says he is the type who plans for the worst and hopes for the best and insists the government needs more options to avert a looming power crisis

Petilla: Even with ILP, brownouts to persist in summer 2015

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:10 AM

Energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla says that even if the Interruptible Load Program is in place brownouts are likely to occur but ‘not severe’

WWF: Renewable energy is the best solution to power crisis

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:30 AM

The World Wide Fund for Nature reiterates its call for the Philippine government to focus on renewable energy solutions as a long term strategy in power supply

Battery energy storage to help ease looming power crisis

Oct 02, 2014 - 4:57 PM

AES Philippines Inc is planning to introduce battery energy storage in the country hopefully soon to help ease the summer 2015 power crisis

Malampaya gas field can fuel plants after 2030

Sep 29, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Studies show the Malampaya consortium can draw natural gas longer than expected Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says

Meralco taps additional 400-MW capacity for summer 2015

Sep 26, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The utility firm says it is now firming negotiations with power producers to help address the supply deficiency in Luzon

House to probe need for special powers for Aquino

Sep 26, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The House opts for a congressional hearing over the outright grant of special powers to President Benigno Aquino III to address a looming energy crisis in 2015

DOE warns of 7-week rotating brownout in 2015

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says that if President Aquino does not get special powers at the soonest time there will be a red alert or insufficient power supply in the summer of 2015

Aquino asks Congress for powers to solve power shortage

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:50 PM

The joint resolution needs the concurrence of both the Senate and the House of Representatives before it can be approved

Gov’t pushes for Malaya power plant rehab

Sep 14, 2014 - 5:59 PM

The rehabilitation of the power plant will provide additional capacity to the Luzon grid which is expected to undergo power shortages by March 2015

It’s still the economy, stupid

Sep 13, 2014 - 4:30 PM

If the administration fails to resolve problems that may hamper the economy the President s endorsement may become a kiss of death in 2016

10 reasons you should care about water and energy

Mar 23, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Things you need to know about the interdependence of water and energy and how the world can attain security in both sectors

WATER GIVES ENERGY.  For the so-called bottom billion, the day-to-day concerns have to do with inadequate access to water, sanitation, and electricity. File photo by Joseph Galea/UN Water

Mindanao power deficit could be higher - DoE

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Energy Secretary Petilla admits the government has no idea on how much is needed to make Mindanao power secure

POWER COSTS. A worker repairs power lines in Iligan. Residents in Mindanao need to cough up more cash to get stable electricity supply. RAPPLER/John Javellana

Sarangani town wants more power

May 03, 2012 - 7:10 AM

Alabel town in Sarangani province is asking the energy department for more supply of power

Energy chief: It's 'my failure'

Apr 13, 2012 - 2:44 PM

Energy Secretary Rene Almendras takes full responsibility for the power crisis in Mindanao