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Renewable energy could cut power generation health impact by 80%

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:59 AM

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

WINDMILL MAGIC. Be swept away by the wind and the towering beauty of Bangui’s windmills. Photo by Ros Flores

Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems – study

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM

An international team of scientists finds that predatory raptor birds are 4 times rarer in areas of plateau where wind turbines are present

Green groups to Puerto Princesa gov’t: Do homework on waste-to-energy plants

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Environmental groups say the city government has to carefully study its multibillion-peso deal with AustWorks Corporation

NO TO INCINERATION. No Burn Pilipinas slams the planned Puerto Princesa waste-to-energy project.  Photo from No Burn Pilipinas Facebook page

Apple turns green, claiming '100% clean energy'

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Its retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries operate now with renewable energy, says the tech giant

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on during a visit of the shopfitting company Dula that delivers tables for Apple stores worldwide in Vreden, western Germany, on February 7, 2017. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP

WATCH: Empowering communities with liters of light

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:31 PM

International movement Liter of Light seeks to provide affordable and green energy source to communities without electricity

LITER OF LIGHT. An international movement seeks to provide cheap and green alternative to power up homes that don't have electricity.

EDC says geothermal not dead but efficiency, incentives crucial

May 08, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The renewable energy firm expects flat to modest growth in 2017 as it upgrades its plants for the future

Iloilo malls switch to solar energy

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Robinson s Place and Gaisano Mall in Iloilo City have already switched to solar energy to contribute to cutting carbon emissions

SOLAR POWER. Gaisano Capital Mall is now equipped with a 103-megawatt solar rooftop system that can supply up to 50% of the mall’s daytime load. Photo courtesy of Gaisano Capital

The time has come to break free from fossil fuel

May 17, 2016 - 3:06 PM

While we have been so active in climate change negotiations we have to match it with actually protecting and conserving our environment We have all the progressive laws and policies but the problem is implementation

WATCH: Al Gore on technology, politics of hate, and Trump

Mar 17, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Part 2 of Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa s interview with former US Vice President Al Gore on climate technology democracy and politics

CLIMATE LEADER. Al Gore hosts the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training attended by about 700 climate advocates from March 14 to 16 in Manila. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

WATCH: Al Gore on coal, climate change, and Tacloban

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Part 1 of the wide ranging interview by Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa with former US Vice President Al Gore on climate technology democracy and politics

epa05210727 Former US Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore gestures to the audience during his presentation at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, 14 March 2016. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training is part of the Climate Reality Project founded and chaired by Al Gore committed to solving the climate crisis. On 12 March, Al Gore visited a mass grave in Tacloban which was hit by the strongest typhoon, Haiyan in November 2013 killing more than 6,300 people. The Philippines Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will be held from 14-16 March. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

The future of coal-fired power plants

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The next batch of leaders and lawmakers should map a policy direction that pushes for the compatibility of energy objectives with those of our commitments to improve also the health and environmental sectors

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How Filipina engineer shared spotlight with Obama, Jack Ma

Nov 19, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Entrepreneur Aisa Mijeno shares how the White House managed to bring her to the APEC CEO Summit even if she wasn t qualified to attend it

PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Aisa Mijeno, founder of Sustainable Alternative Lighting tells US President Barack Obama and Alibaba founder Jack Ma what innovators like her need to make positive changes in the world.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma offers to mentor Filipina engineer

Nov 19, 2015 - 6:52 AM

The fate of Aisa Mijeno s startup SALt will test APEC s resolve to help small businesses as it pursues inclusive and sustainable growth

APEC CEO SUMMIT. US President Barack Obama poses with the chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma (L), and young entrepreneur Aisa Mijeno (R) as they take part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO summit in Manila on November 18. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Obama's pitch to CEOs: Invest in clean energy

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Obama tells Asia s CEOs: Your businesses can do right by your bottom lines and by our planet future generations

BUSINESS BOTTOM LINE. US President Barack Obama tells the APEC CEO Summit in Manila that fighting climate change makes good business sense. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

3 new biomass plants to rise in Mindanao

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:52 PM

The plants will be built at a cost of 1 billion by Mackay Green Energy using bana grass as feedstock

'Access to energy is so important in the fight against poverty'

Jun 11, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Energy and the way we use it needs to be efficient sustainable and whenever possible renewable

WIND ENERGY. Photo from Google Blog.

Calamba hospital saves on costs with solar power

Feb 06, 2015 - 7:30 AM

What the Calamba Doctor s Hospital in Laguna has is possibly the largest renewable energy system to be powering a hospital in the country

SOLAR HOSPITAL. Officials at the Calamba Doctor's Hospital say its new solar panels will help promote the hospital as a 'green' hospital. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Gov't offices to spend P13B on electricity, water in 2015

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Due to large spending on utilities Senator Ralph Recto files a bill requiring government buildings to use renewable energy

'Green energy makes economic sense'

May 23, 2014 - 1:09 PM

But renewable energy can only take off when the right policies are in place and when some technological glitches are fixed

SOLAR POWER. Two men stand in the new solar power plant of operating company Norddeutsche Energiegemeinschaft in Buetzow, Germany, 15 March 2013. Photo by EPA/Jens Buettner

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

In Payatas, turning trash into clean energy windfall

Mar 27, 2013 - 1:37 PM

Payatas the first landfill in the country to have its methane gas converted into power as part of a United Nations program aimed at tackling climate change

ALTERNATE FUEL. In this photo taken on February 21, 2013, workers segregating garbage at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Payatas landfill, Quezon City suburban Manila. The sorted recyclable materials are sifted by machine shredder which are then compacted, and wrapped with plastic and convert them into bales, where they are bought by companies to be used as alternative burning fuel. AFP/Ted Aljibe