The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan
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
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
'For the Philippines, we have an opportunity today to reduce our reliance on foreign coal, and to ride the investment boom in clean energy'
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
(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'
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
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
'It is expected that 90% will be energized as soon as NGCP restores power,' the energy department says in a statement
The DOE says it will try to ease the impact of the Malampaya maintenance shutdown from January 28 to February 18
Oil companies in the Philippines will implement the price hike at 6 am on Tuesday, December 20
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'
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
DOE Undersecretary Donato Marcos says Secretary Alfonso Cusi has not issued a direct order to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
Senator Manny Pacquiao says dealing with high electricity bills is a burden for the Filipino people
Senator Manny Pacquiao tells the Department of Energy to strike a balance between building more power plants and taking care of nature
Despite the recent blackouts in Luzon, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi assures the public there is no looming power crisis
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
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
'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
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
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The Department of Energy also reminds the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines to prepare for forced outages
(UPDATED) As more power outages hit Luzon, the Department of Energy orders an investigation into power utilities and an inspection of power plants
(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
Under the mandate of the Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998, Shell’s IPO should have been completed by 2002
Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
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
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
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Cusi says his capabilities as new DOE chief are not defined by his friendship with the Arroyos and his former post at Aboitiz Shipping
'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
The incoming energy secretary also says any new programs will be considered from the 'perspective of the consumer'
DOE Director for Oil Industry Management Bureau Melita Obillo says the price adjustment would range from P0.20 to P0.35 per liter
'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
Despite forced plant outages, Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada says reserves are above normal levels for May 9
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
The utility firm also says it has contingency measures in case of blackouts on May 9
Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada insists that the supply situation is under control
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
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
Low oil prices make stockpiling fuel an attractive option, but can the government and private sector handle it?
After talks, the final price is settled at around $30M for the production, delivery, and servicing of 3,000 electric tricycles
There is a need for the Visayas and Mindanao grids to 'immediately' share power reserves, says the NGCP
Pro-nuclear energy advocates say reviving the mothballed plant is a cheaper alternative
Issues on right-of-way violations, transmission towers bombing hound the region. The energy department is creating a task force to address the situation.
The largest solar-powered rooftop in a Southeast Asian mall is eyed to contribute an additional 1.5 megawatts to Luzon
The only bidder in the government’s e-trike program agrees to lower the price and may lower it further still
Investors can step in as the Luzon and Visayas grids need more capacity by 2017 and 2018, an official says