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Graft complaints filed vs energy officials for 'extravagant' travels

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The complaints alleges that P15 million used for travels abroad and locally were from a fund meant for monitoring the electricity market

Graft complaints filed vs energy officials for 'extravagant' travels

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

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:53 PM

The facility will help to handle data from iMessages, answers from the voice-activated assistant Siri and song downloads from iTunes, Apple's director for the Nordic countries, Erik Stannow, says

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

PSALM seeks to impose additional universal charge on electricity users

Jul 09, 2017 - 9:55 PM

State-run PSALM requests regulatory approval to pass on to consumers the National Power Corporation's P3.7-billion debt

PSALM seeks to impose additional universal charge on electricity users

Phoenix Petroleum seeks $126-M acquisition of Petronas Energy, Duta

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Before acquiring the two firms, Phoenix Petroleum must secure the approval of the Philippine Competition Commission

Phoenix Petroleum seeks $126-M acquisition of Petronas Energy, Duta

Duterte EO streamlines processes for big energy projects

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Executive Order No 30 requires agencies to act on energy project applications within 30 days

Duterte EO streamlines processes for big energy projects

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

Under-pressure Qatar says to boost gas production 30%

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The emirate intends to raise production to 100 million tons of natural gas a year by 2024

Under-pressure Qatar says to boost gas production 30%

ERC urged to reject Meralco's 7 coal power plants

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Civil society groups say the approval of Meralco's power supply agreements would lead to '3,551 megawatts of coal entering the pipeline'

ERC urged to reject Meralco's 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

Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The indictments are the first – and only – criminal charges stemming from the tsunami-sparked reactor meltdowns at the plant that set off the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

South Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:05 PM

President Moon Jae-In campaigned on promises to phase out atomic energy and embrace what he says are safer and more environmentally-friendly power sources including solar and wind power

South Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors

MRC Allied to venture into energy

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Not all power projects would be built from scratch as MRC Allied is open to acquiring or partnering with existing renewable energy developers

MRC Allied to venture into energy

Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Aside from providing physical light, the Light Up Philippines campaign also aims to provide a brighter future for beneficiary children by maximizing their potentials

Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

COA to ERC: Unethical for companies to pay for inspectors' travel, lodging

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Commission on Audit warns that the independence of inspectors 'may be impaired' since power companies shoulder their travel and lodging costs

COA to ERC: Unethical for companies to pay for inspectors' travel, lodging

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

Global Business Power to acquire 50% stake in Alsons

Jun 05, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Through its deal with the Alsons group, Global Business Power will now reach the Mindanao market

Global Business Power to acquire 50% stake in Alsons

UN confirms Iran compliance to nuclear deal

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:49 PM

The new International Atomic Energy Agency report shows Iran's nuclear activities remain much reduced, making any push to make an atomic bomb much harder than before the agreement

UN confirms Iran compliance to nuclear deal

San Miguel to propose $2-B Metro Manila spillway project

May 29, 2017 - 7:40 PM

In exchange, Ramon Ang wants the government to give San Miguel the right to use waste materials from Laguna de Bay for power generation

San Miguel to propose $2-B Metro Manila spillway project

Weather, gender affect household energy consumption – study

May 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Philippine Institute of Development Studies finds that energy consumption increases as the level of discomfort brought by higher heat index rises

Weather, gender affect household energy consumption – study

U.S. teen dies of caffeine overdose

May 17, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Before Davis Allen Cripe collapsed, he drank a cafe latte, a large Diet Mountain Dew, and an energy drink, say authorities

U.S. teen dies of caffeine overdose

WATCH: Inside AboitizPower's coal-fired power plant in Mindanao

May 15, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Mindanao's leading power generator talks about its adoption of clean coal technologies

WATCH: Inside AboitizPower's coal-fired power plant in Mindanao

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

Rappler Talk: AboitizPower on diversifying energy sources and the power situation in Mindanao

May 10, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Mindanao now has an oversupply of power according to Sebastian Lacson, COO of AboitizPower Coal Group

Rappler Talk: AboitizPower on diversifying energy sources and the power situation in Mindanao

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

EDC says geothermal not dead but efficiency, incentives crucial

Palace suspends ERC chairman

May 03, 2017 - 9:02 PM

(2ND UPDATE) ERC chairman and CEO Jose Vicente Salazar is accused of 'serious dishonesty, gross neglect of duty, and grave misconduct'

Palace suspends ERC chairman

Power consumers show force, seek reforms in energy industry

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

The 1st National Summit of Electric Consumers gathers up to 5,000 attendees, who collectively oppose any future plan to privatize or convert electric cooperatives into a government-owned and controlled corporation

Power consumers show force, seek reforms in energy industry

Oil producers 'might have to' extend output cuts – Saudi minister

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Saudi Arabia's energy minister says oil-producing countries might have to extend output cuts agreed for the first 6 months of the year in order to achieve the desired rebalancing of the market

Oil producers 'might have to' extend output cuts – Saudi minister

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

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The list of highest-paying jobs is led by positions in the aviaiton industry, architecture and engineering, and design, according to the latest Occupation Wages Survey results

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:14 PM

A Tokyo-based engineer believes that his bladeless wind turbine can not only stand up to the raw force of these destructive storms, but also harness that power to generate electricity

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

Russia, Iran ink economic deals as Rouhani visits Moscow

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:24 AM

In addition to cooperation on Syria, energy and defense ties have deepened between Iran and Russia in recent years

Russia, Iran ink economic deals as Rouhani visits Moscow

QC approves Metro Pacific-led group's waste-to-energy project

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The project can convert Quezon City's municipal solid waste into renewable energy that would be enough to power as many as 90,000 homes

QC approves Metro Pacific-led group's waste-to-energy project

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:19 AM

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says rolling back Obama's 2015 Clean Power Plan will bring back coal jobs

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

Leyte tells the world to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

Mar 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Break Free 2017, a series of peaceful community mobilizations across the Philippines contributing to global actions against fossil fuels, culminate in Yolanda-hit Leyte

Leyte tells the world to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

A low carbon future

Mar 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Renewable Portfolio Standard can address the administration's least cost energy goals while encouraging renewable energy generation

A low carbon future

4th Powering Progress Together Forum happens in Singapore

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Shell took its annual forum to Singapore with the theme, “Cleaner Energy Moves Asia,” focusing on how the continent can address the challenge of shifting towards cleaner energy

4th Powering Progress Together Forum happens in Singapore

Ayala Corp's AC Energy buys renewable energy developer Bronzeoak

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The move gives the firm an additional platform of more than 200 megawatts of solar and biomass energy

Ayala Corp's AC Energy buys renewable energy developer Bronzeoak

Scots weigh economic uncertainty of independent future

Mar 19, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Going it alone raises a host of doubts about Scotland's economy including what currency it would use and how it could reduce a budget deficit of 9.0% of gross domestic product

Scots weigh economic uncertainty of independent future

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

Ayala Corp nets P26B in 2016, eyes power and digital for the future

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The conglomerate sets up a slew of energy and e-commerce investments, although the bulk of its earnings still comes from traditional sectors

Ayala Corp nets P26B in 2016, eyes power and digital for the future

U.S. hasn't decided yet on Iran nuclear deal – IAEA

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:13 PM

'The new administration of the United States just started and they are looking at this issue,' International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano says

U.S. hasn't decided yet on Iran nuclear deal – IAEA

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:58 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 27, 2017

Oil giant taps China's vast geothermal reserves

Feb 26, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Though experts say there is immense potential in China's subterranean heat reserves, they remain largely unexploited

Oil giant taps China's vast geothermal reserves

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

Meralco likely to hit target profit for 2016

Feb 21, 2017 - 5:45 PM

For 3 months starting March, Meralco consumers may also experience a rate hike of P0.92 per kilowatt-hour on a staggered basis

Meralco likely to hit target profit for 2016

Rappler Talk: #ClimateActionPH and Bataan's battle vs coal

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:31 PM

A community in Bataan complains of health problems that were allegedly caused by the power plants in their area

Rappler Talk: #ClimateActionPH and Bataan's battle vs coal

Bataan community asks Gina Lopez to close SMC coal plant

Feb 15, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Residents complain of health problems, including skin and respiratory diseases, that are allegedly caused by San Miguel Corporation's power plant in Limay

Bataan community asks Gina Lopez to close SMC coal plant

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