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Dutch rail collision kills 4 children

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:29 PM

A fifth child and the woman driving the vehicle are critically injured in the accident in Oss, a town around 110 kilometers (65 miles) southeast of the capital Amsterdam

CRASH. Members of the emergency services investigate the scene of a train crash on a rail crossing in Oss, The Netherlands, on September 20, 2018 which killed 4 children.  Photo by Vincent Jannik/ANP/AFP

Lawsuit accuses Tesla of trying to 'burn' short-sellers

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:48 AM

'This appears to be a textbook case of fraud,' Labaton Sucharow law firm partner Michael Canty says

TESLA'S CEO. Elon Musk, Tesla's billionaire founder, hopes the Model 3 will propel the California manufacturer into the mass market. But Wall Street experts say the global oil price plunge will likely sink his dreams. Photos from Elon Musk and Tesla Motor's Twitter profiles.


Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing GE technology

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The FBI allegedly found a handbook detailing 'resources' Beijing would grant to individuals providing certain technologies, court documents say

GE. A General Electric Co. logo is displayed on the door of one of the company's microwave ovens being offered for sale at a Sears store January 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Scott Olson/AFP


DICT taps Benguet electric coop for internet service

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) will be the first electric cooperative to deliver fast, cheap and reliable Internet service to its 190,000 members

BENECO. An Electric Lineman repairs a street light in a residential area in Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Tesla held talks with Germany, Netherlands over new factory – report

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Tesla continues to map out potential factories outside the U.S. following its deal with the Shanghai government in early July

MODEL S. A Tesla model S sits parked outside of a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 5, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/AFP


Boracay shifts to e-tricycles by August

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:06 PM

By August 2018, only electric tricycles will be allowed to ferry passengers in Boracay as part of the Malay municipal government's bid to promote environment-friendly public transportation

SC to power firms: Heed requirements before disconnecting users

Jul 15, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'The serious consequences on a consumer, whose electric supply has been cut off, behoove a distribution utility to strictly comply with the legal requisites before disconnection may be done,' says the Supreme Court

NO CHARGE. The Supreme Court rules electric companies must strictly comply with legal requirements before charging or disconnecting customers. Supreme Court photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, Electric meter photo from Shutterstock, Billing photo from Meralco

Aklan electric cooperative is 10% done with Boracay rehab operations

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The rehabilitation work of the Aklan Electric Cooperative in the franchise area of Boracay is mainly dependent on DPWH budget allocations, according to Engineer Joel Martinez, Assistant General Manager for engineering

BORACAY REHAB. Background file photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Tesla to build huge Shanghai factory – local government

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The deal marks the biggest overseas foray yet for Tesla, which is looking to expand into global markets, plans that faced a potential threat from the intensifying China-US trade row

TESLA IN CHINA. A boy sits in a Tesla car during a visit at Tesla showroom in Beijing on July 4, 2018. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Energy Regulatory Commission questions the basis for the suspension and seeks a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals

Former F1 racer Felipe Massa zigzags his way to Manila

Jun 06, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The motorsport great visits the country to inspire budding Filipino racers and showcase the electric kart

Bohol's no-coal ordinance 'an important victory' – advocate

May 27, 2018 - 10:08 PM

At the same time, advocates criticize the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001

Higher electricity bills for Filipino consumers starting June

May 22, 2018 - 10:55 AM

The Energy Regulatory Commission approves a higher feed-in-tariff allowance (FIT-All) rate, which appears as a separate line item in electricity bills

POCKET BRUISING. Higher FIT-All rate is billed to all on-grid electricity consumers, appearing as a separate line item in electricity bills. Rappler file photo

Electricity theft leads to seizure of 600 bitcoin mining rigs in China

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:32 PM

The rigs are part of an underground effort to mine bitcoin, and is thwarted by the miners' consumption of stolen electricity

Bayan Muna asks SC to clarify TRO on retail electricity suppliers

Apr 24, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The group says the 'sweeping' temporary restraining order earlier issued by the Supreme Court 'has given monopolies like Meralco the advantage'

RESULTS: April 2018 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Congratulations to the passers!

Meralco a step closer to bagging Ghana power deal

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:05 PM

Meralco is expected to operate and manage Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, which supplies 80% of the population of Ghana

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 16-22, 2018

Apr 22, 2018 - 1:14 PM

From a must-watch documentary on fake news to Albayalde's speech as incoming PNP chief to Cole Sprouse

WATCH: E-jeepney lady driver on the joys of driving

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Meet Maria Theresa Castañas Centeno, a former lady guard at a Parañaque warehouse, who shifted to driving an e-jeepney

Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Will electric planes eventually gain ground in the highly competitive airline industry?

A handout computer generated image released by electric aircraft start-up Zunum Aero on April 4, 2018 shows a Zunum Aero's hybrid-electric regional aircraft flying. Zunum Aero, a start-up partly financed by US aeronautics group Boeing, works to bring a hybrid plane to the market by 2022. / AFP PHOTO / ZUNUM AERO / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ZUNUM AERO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Emergency funds for electric coops ready for Duterte's signature into law

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:50 PM

If the bill is signed into law, electric cooperatives would no longer have to pass on costs of infrastructure damaged by natural calamities to their consumers

PERSISTENT PROBLEM. The Palawan Electric Cooperative (its facilities in Puerto Princesa shown here) faces criticism from consumers for the daily rotational blackouts that have been going on for years. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

First NatGas to supply Meralco's 24/7 power

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Solar Philippines loses the bid to First NatGas

Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered 7 years on

Mar 11, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Authorities are encouraging evacuees to return, but a government survey released earlier this month showed that about half the residents of Namie and Tomioka are not willing to return

REMEMBER. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) bows to Prince Akishino (2nd R) and Princess Kiko (R) during the seventh national memorial service for victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Tokyo March 11, 2018. Photo by Shizuo Kambayasho/AFP

Batangas City high school students excel in robotics competition

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Batangas National High School robotics coach Ronald Calderon says local government support is critical in ensuring the success of their robotics program

ROBOTICS. Members of the Batangas City delegation to the 15th National Science Quest present their winning entries to Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha. Photo by Batangas City PIO

Metro Pacific net income rises by 15% in 2017

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The increase to P13.2 billion in 2017, from P11.5 billion in 2016, is largely due to Meralco and Global Business Power

Higher electricity sales boost Meralco's income in 2017

Feb 26, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The utility firm says 2017 proved to be a good year on the commercial, operating, and financial fronts

Manila Water expands into Thailand

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Ayala-led water distributor takes an 18.72% stake in Thailand's East Water which holds concession contracts to operate in 11 locations

Solar Philippines challenges bid for Meralco's 24/7 power supply

Jan 28, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Solar Philippines submits an offer for Meralco's 24/7 power supply at P2.99 per kilowatt hour, in response to an invitation for a price challenge of an unsolicited proposal by First NatGas

'LOWER COST.' Solar Philippines offers to use battery storage and solar energy for cleaner, 'lower cost' supply than gas. File photo

California wants 5 million 'green' cars on roads by 2030

Jan 27, 2018 - 1:15 PM

The $2.5 billion, 8-year plan also involves the installation of 250,000 electric vehicle charging stations and 200 hydrogen fueling stations by 2025

[Gameplan] First-timers try indoor cycling

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Squeeze in a workout and burn those holiday calories away with indoor cycling!

Higher electricity bills likely starting February due to tax reform

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Meralco, the country's largest power distributor, estimates an additional charge of 8 centavos per kilowatt hour (kWh)

Toyota's new self-driving concept vehicle aims for customizability

Jan 09, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Toyota says it's designing not just a vehicle but a mobile platform for use in e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, among others

E-PALETTE. President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda, seen in the background on screen, introduces the e-Palette Concept Vehicle, a fully autonomous, battery-electric vehicle with open control interface to allow partner companies to install their own automated driving system, during a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP


San Miguel buys Masinloc coal power plant for nearly $2 billion

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

San Miguel Corporation tops other major power players in the Philippines for the facility, which has an installed capacity of 630 megawatts and is set to add another 300 by mid-2019

Aboitiz Construction sets sights on China

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Aboitiz is in talks with Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III and Dongfang Electric Company to look into opportunities in China

CHINA VISIT. Aboitiz Construction executives visited two large companies – Shandong Electric Power and Dongfang Electric – in China in their effort to explore further business opportunities overseas. Photo from Aboitiz Group

GE to cut 12,000 jobs in power unit

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:38 PM

General Electric announces it will cut approximately 1/5 blue collar and white collar jobs in its GE Power unit, in a bid to cut costs

GENERAL ELECTRIC. The logo of US company General Electric is seen at a factory of the group, on November 21, 2017 in Montoir-de-Bretagne, western France. Loic Venance/AFP

Inflation slows to 3.3% in November amid lower food prices

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:25 PM

A slowdown is seen in November after 4 straight months of rising prices

Bohol braces for 15-hour blackout on December 2

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The Saturday blackout, one of the handfuls the tourist destination province has experienced this year, is due to a scheduled maintenance work by NGCP

LED Christmas tree gives joy to shoppers in SM Mall of Asia

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Firefly’s 75-ft tree makes use of 200,000 energy-saving LED bulbs

Project Liwanag: Light for Aetas

Nov 26, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Like many upland communities, they did not have access to electricity. But their lives changed after a group of young graduates visited them.

Plus points on human rights, a miss on environment for Justin Trudeau

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is confronted by the issues of human rights, women empowerment, and his country's illegal shipment of trash to the Philippines at the 31st ASEAN Summit

MAN OF THE HOUR. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the International Media Center for the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Justin Trudeau inspects PWD-friendly e-jeepney

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also meets National Council on Disability Affairs Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga and Philippine Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade during the inspection

GOING GREEN. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles as he rides the COMET 3. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Fuel removal device installed at meltdown-hit Fukushima reactor

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:57 PM

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), says it started putting a crane on the roof of unit No. 3 on Sunday to extract a total of 566 rods from its fuel pool

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI. Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, on February 23, 2017. File photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/AFP

Meralco unit asks ERC to approve power supply agreements soon

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:00 AM

Newly-appointed MGen chief Rogelio Singson says the agreements should be approved as soon as possible so the needed baseload power would not be delayed

RESULTS: October 2017 Electronics Engineer and Electronics Technician Licensure Exams

Oct 27, 2017 - 9:36 PM

2,235 out of 4,784 passed the Electronics Engineer Licensure Exam and 2,916 out of 3,258 passed the Electronics Technician Licensure Exam this October 2017

Fully implement EPIRA to give Filipinos 'power to choose,' says Gatchalian

Oct 12, 2017 - 6:19 PM

With the full implementation of EPIRA, an 'environmentally-conscious' consumer can choose to patronize factories that store renewable energy, instead of those that store coal, says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

Shell stations to offer charging for electric vehicles

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Lack of charging equipment is one of the main reasons for the slow uptake of electric vehicles in the Philippines

CHARGING POSTS SOON. The agreement requires that the initial 100 pilot sites for the charging stations will be strategically located in Pilipinas Shell's retail stations in Metro Manila. Rappler file photo

Palawan CSOs see hope in Renewable Portfolio Standards

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:19 PM

'Palawan has a lot of land, so there is definitely [a] potential to put up renewable energy here,' says National Renewable Energy Board Chairman Jose Layug

File photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

Mapua students develop stove that also lights up homes

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Bathala, a stove that converts released heat energy to electrical energy while cooking, also provides light to indigenous peoples' homes

FIRE-SAW. Dumagats demonstrate how they create fire by rubbing two pieces of bamboo. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Fukushima operator gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:10 PM

TEPCO is granted preliminary approval to restart two reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, but it also needs local consent to bring the reactors online

This handout picture released by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) on December 19, 2013 shows inside the unit six reactor building of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant at Kashiwazaki city in Niigata prefecture, northern Japan. A powerful 6.8 Richter-scale quake hit the area in 2007 and leaked radioactive water into the sea. AFP PHOTO / IRSN / RECOQUILLE-BRESSION ----EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / IRSN / GUILLAUME BRESSION" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP PHOTO / IRSN / RECOQUILLE-BRESSION

Mindanao electricity market targeted for launch in Q2 2018

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Energy Undersecretary Felix William B. Funtebella says the government is currently auditing the system of the electricity spot market for Mindanao