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SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Jul 04, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal-fired power plants started as early as 2012

Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Environment groups file case vs DENR, DOE over coal plants proliferation

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:14 PM

The petitioners asks the Supreme Court to compel the two government agencies to do what laws require of them in regulating coal-fired power plants

Environment groups file case vs DENR, DOE over coal plants proliferation

The sun is setting on coal

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:56 PM

'For the Philippines, we have an opportunity today to reduce our reliance on foreign coal, and to ride the investment boom in clean energy'

The sun is setting on coal

PHINMA Energy pins hopes on DOE's new renewable energy policy

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:18 PM

With the tight competition in coal energy, the firm plans to focus on renewable energy projects and retail electricity as it waits for the DOE's next renewable energy incentive

PHINMA Energy pins hopes on DOE's new renewable energy policy

Lopez faces 3rd complaint before Ombudsman

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, who is accused of graft, tells those behind the latest complaint against her to 'stop it, climb a mountain and go meditate'

Lopez faces 3rd complaint before Ombudsman

SC stops DOE, ERC from limiting major power consumers' supply choices

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The Supreme Court says 'there appears to be no basis' for the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission to require major power consumers to source their electricity only from certain suppliers

SC stops DOE, ERC from limiting major power consumers' supply choices

Price freeze for basic goods in effect in Surigao City

Feb 12, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Prices of basic goods in the city will now be pegged at prices that were in place within a month before the disaster occurred, the Department of Trade and Industry says

Price freeze for basic goods in effect in Surigao City

Damage to SURNECO distribution lines 'minimal' after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

'It is expected that 90% will be energized as soon as NGCP restores power,' the energy department says in a statement

Damage to SURNECO distribution lines 'minimal' after Surigao quake

DOE: Expect power price hike due to Malampaya shutdown

Jan 10, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The DOE says it will try to ease the impact of the Malampaya maintenance shutdown from January 28 to February 18

DOE: Expect power price hike due to Malampaya shutdown

Fuel prices going up again Dec 20

Dec 19, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Oil companies in the Philippines will implement the price hike at 6 am on Tuesday, December 20

Fuel prices going up again Dec 20

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'

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

CA defers confirmation of energy chief Cusi

Oct 05, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Loren Legarda help Secretary Alfonso Cusi answer questions to appease Senator Panfilo Lacson, who moved for the deferment

CA defers confirmation of energy chief Cusi

SEC approves Shell's IPO

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:45 PM

This could be one of the largest maiden share offerings in the Philippines

SEC approves Shell's IPO

DOE: Nat'l consensus needed to reopen Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:12 PM

DOE Undersecretary Donato Marcos says Secretary Alfonso Cusi has not issued a direct order to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

DOE: Nat'l consensus needed to reopen Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Pacquiao on power rates: Why are consumers paying for system loss?

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao says dealing with high electricity bills is a burden for the Filipino people

Pacquiao on power rates: Why are consumers paying for system loss?

Pacquiao asks DOE to protect nature: 'God wants man to be part of universe'

Aug 16, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao tells the Department of Energy to strike a balance between building more power plants and taking care of nature

Pacquiao asks DOE to protect nature: 'God wants man to be part of universe'

May 2016 polls blamed for Luzon power blackouts

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Despite the recent blackouts in Luzon, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi assures the public there is no looming power crisis

May 2016 polls blamed for Luzon power blackouts

Gov't to cut red tape to bring in more power plants

Aug 16, 2016 - 1:34 PM

The Department of Energy is eyeing a shorter application process for new industry players to fast-track construction of new power plants and ensure enough power supply until 2030

Gov't to cut red tape to bring in more power plants

DOE teams up with USAID to find ideal energy mix

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:36 PM

The initial fruit of the tie up will be a study to review the current mix as the DOE wants to be sure about decisions that will entice investment, says energy chief Alfonso Cusi

DOE teams up with USAID to find ideal energy mix

Private engineers to help with DOE audit for free

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:30 PM

'We have to find a lasting solution to this recurring problem [of blackouts],' says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as his department signs an agreement with electrical engineers

Private engineers to help with DOE audit for free

E-trike project still on but 'refinements' in plan needed

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:24 PM

NEDA says the Department of Energy has to present its 'final and confirmed action plan' on the $504-M project to the Investment Coordination Committee

E-trike project still on but 'refinements' in plan needed

Live: 2016 ‘Green SONA’

Aug 09, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Watch and follow our day-long coverage of Green Convergence’s State of Nature Assessment here

Live: 2016 ‘Green SONA’

DOE tapping private engineers for audit of Luzon power plants

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:55 PM

The Department of Energy also reminds the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines to prepare for forced outages

DOE tapping private engineers for audit of Luzon power plants

DOE probing power utilities' violations amid blackouts

Aug 05, 2016 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) As more power outages hit Luzon, the Department of Energy orders an investigation into power utilities and an inspection of power plants

DOE probing power utilities' violations amid blackouts

Senate to probe Luzon power blackouts

Aug 03, 2016 - 2:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'What we want is to determine what really happened and come out with legislation to prevent this type of collusion from happening,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, committee on energy chairman

Senate to probe Luzon power blackouts

Pilipinas Shell to raise P29.7B through IPO

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Under the mandate of the Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998, Shell’s IPO should have been completed by 2002

Pilipinas Shell to raise P29.7B through IPO

Shell takes Malampaya tax dispute vs PH to int'l arbitration body

Jul 22, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Shell takes Malampaya tax dispute vs PH to int'l arbitration body

Luzon on yellow alert, forced outage in 2 plants

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:20 PM

The alert is a result of the forced outage of 122 megawatts of the SLTEC plant and 300 MW-Block B of the Ilijan Natural Gas Power Plant

Luzon on yellow alert, forced outage in 2 plants

DOE chief's goals: Lower power rates, 100% electrification

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:25 PM

In his first 100 days, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and his team plan to study existing service contracts and methods to bring down the cost of electricity

DOE chief's goals: Lower power rates, 100% electrification

1st executive order, Duterte-Robredo meet, Gilas Pilipinas | 6PM wRap

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

1st executive order, Duterte-Robredo meet, Gilas Pilipinas | 6PM wRap

DOE chief Cusi: Arroyo, Aboitiz have nothing to do with my post

Jul 04, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Cusi says his capabilities as new DOE chief are not defined by his friendship with the Arroyos and his former post at Aboitiz Shipping

DOE chief Cusi: Arroyo, Aboitiz have nothing to do with my post

Energy chief to Gina Lopez: Let's find balance between coal and renewables

Jul 04, 2016 - 1:03 PM

'We have to help one another find that solution. I'm sure Ms. Gina Lopez is open to a solution to adequate power supply,' says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

Energy chief to Gina Lopez: Let's find balance between coal and renewables

Incoming energy chief vows continuity at DOE

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The incoming energy secretary also says any new programs will be considered from the 'perspective of the consumer'

Incoming energy chief vows continuity at DOE

Gas prices up, diesel down on June 14 – DOE

Jun 11, 2016 - 1:07 PM

DOE Director for Oil Industry Management Bureau Melita Obillo says the price adjustment would range from P0.20 to P0.35 per liter

Gas prices up, diesel down on June 14 – DOE

Review of PH energy policy underway

May 26, 2016 - 4:57 PM

'It is the obligation of the government to act to save the people from climate change and not wait,' says Emmanuel De Guzman, vice chair of the Climate Change Commission

Review of PH energy policy underway

DOE vows 'adequate, reliable' power supply on election day

May 08, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Despite forced plant outages, Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada says reserves are above normal levels for May 9

DOE vows 'adequate, reliable' power supply on election day

Panama Papers' source to help law enforcers if free from punishment

May 07, 2016 - 8:02 AM

The source, who uses pseudonym John Doe, says thousands of prosecutions could stem from the Panama Papers, but law enforcers don't have access on the leaked documents

Panama Papers' source to help law enforcers if free from punishment

Meralco: Power distribution network '96% ready' for elections

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The utility firm also says it has contingency measures in case of blackouts on May 9

Meralco: Power distribution network '96% ready' for elections

DOE: No need for emergency powers on election day

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada insists that the supply situation is under control

DOE: No need for emergency powers on election day

No power interruptions in Cebu on May 9 – DOE

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

May 9 is a holiday, and the day before it is a Sunday, so the city has more electricity reserve, says the Department of the Energy

No power interruptions in Cebu on May 9 – DOE

Energy chief to Al Gore: PH already changing its energy thinking

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The energy department insists the country is on its way toward weaning itself off coal through a balanced fuel mix policy and awareness by leaders that clean energy is vital

Energy chief to Al Gore: PH already changing its energy thinking

Gov't firm looking into fuel stockpiling

Feb 17, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Low oil prices make stockpiling fuel an attractive option, but can the government and private sector handle it?

Gov't firm looking into fuel stockpiling

BEMAC Electric to deploy 3,000 e-trikes within 2016

Feb 16, 2016 - 4:45 PM

After talks, the final price is settled at around $30M for the production, delivery, and servicing of 3,000 electric tricycles

BEMAC Electric to deploy 3,000 e-trikes within 2016

ERC approves NGCP's Visayas-Mindanao grid link study

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM

There is a need for the Visayas and Mindanao grids to 'immediately' share power reserves, says the NGCP

ERC approves NGCP's Visayas-Mindanao grid link study

Why revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant?

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Pro-nuclear energy advocates say reviving the mothballed plant is a cheaper alternative

Why revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant?

Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

Jan 08, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Issues on right-of-way violations, transmission towers bombing hound the region. The energy department is creating a task force to address the situation.

Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

DOE counts SM's solar-powered rooftop as source for Luzon grid

Dec 16, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The largest solar-powered rooftop in a Southeast Asian mall is eyed to contribute an additional 1.5 megawatts to Luzon

DOE counts SM's solar-powered rooftop as source for Luzon grid

DOE gets 27% discount on 3,000 e-trikes

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:15 PM

The only bidder in the government’s e-trike program agrees to lower the price and may lower it further still

DOE gets 27% discount on 3,000 e-trikes

DOE urges more investments from private sector

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Investors can step in as the Luzon and Visayas grids need more capacity by 2017 and 2018, an official says

DOE urges more investments from private sector