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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

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

Green energy to help in ‘last mile’ of PH rural electrification

Oct 26, 2015 - 6:41 PM

There are still 4 954 sitios across the country that do not have electricity Many of these are in far flung areas that can only be powered by renewable energy

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

The repeat of Genesis: On climate change and renewable energy

Aug 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

By continuously embracing the use of dirty energy from fossil fuels the Philippines is only making a bizarre spectacle of itself when it calls on other countries to reduce their carbon emissions

PH bucking global trend vs coal use – groups

Jul 21, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Philippine government has approved 29 more coal fired power plants amidst a global call to shift to renewable energy in the hope of curbing climate change

NO TO COAL. Renewable energy advocates express dismay over the Philippines' coal policy during a press conference on July 21, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong

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

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

Wanted: Renewable energy investors in far-flung areas

Oct 30, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Renewable energy can help bring electricity and with it development to 4 million households in remote parts of the country

DOE pushes bill to hasten power plant construction

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:43 AM

The energy czar asks lawmakers to address stumbling blocks in issuing permits for qualified energy projects

Ifugao hydropower plant to help save rice terraces

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The P400 million project funded by a grant from JICA is expected to be completed in 2015 and will help fund the rehabilitation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces

HERITAGE TREASURE. The historic Ifugao rice terraces will get a little help from green technology

Green groups to DOE: What happened to renewable energy?

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Despite the Renewable Energy Act the country s energy outlook is very much coal oriented

STANDING UP FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. Environmentalists say the government should invest in renewable energy instead of add more coal plants in the country. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Aquino gov't awards first wind project contract

Sep 19, 2013 - 6:25 PM

The P6 billion wind project in Puerto Galera will not be queueing for government subsidy and is the first in the off grid area

NO SUBSIDY. The first wind energy project awarded by the Aquino administration will no be queueing for feed-in-tariff subsidy. File photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler