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Power, communications restoration underway in Ompong-hit Cagayan

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says power providers and distributors are assessing the damage from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

South Korean envoy meets Kim in Pyongyang amid nuclear deadlock

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Special envoy Chung Eui-yong's delegation 'met with Chairman Kim Jong Un and delivered a personal letter (from Moon) and exchanged opinions,' a presidential office spokesman in Seoul says

DIPLOMATIC TRIP. Chung Eui-yong (C), head of the presidential National Security Office, Suh Hoon (2nd R), the chief of the South's National Intelligence Service, and other delegators walk to board an aircraft as they leave for Pyongyang at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, on September 5, 2018.  Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

LIVE: U.S. House hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on transparency, accountability

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Dorsey faces the energy and commerce committee on September 6, 1:30 am


What to expect: Twitter CEO's testimony on transparency, accountability

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Twitter CEO Dorsey faces the US House of Representatives to discuss his network's algorithms and the way it moderates its content against the backdrop of perceived bias against conservative views

DORSEY TESTIMONY. The Twitter CEO will be facing the US Congress in another session separate from the hearing with Google and Facebook executives. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP


Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency's new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule would allow states the flexibility to set their own standards for performance at existing coal-fired power plants, rather than follow a single federal standard

TRUMP AND COAL. US President Donald Trump tours US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois on July 26, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Asia’s role in the future of energy

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:49 PM

An energy company is envisioning a world with net-zero emissions while keeping economies vibrant

Belgian wins inaugural France to China solar bike race

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:52 PM

French organizers Sun Trip have started such races in 2013 to promote renewable energy

SOLAR BIKE RACE. Raf van Hulle of Belgium celebrates after arriving in Guangzhou, in China's southern Guangdong province, after riding 12,000 kilometers from Lyon, on August 3, 2018. Photo by AFP

Coal plant project in La Union sparks protests

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Residents are urging the La Union provincial government to pass an anti-coal ordinance to stop the construction of a 670-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Luna town

'PROTECT LA UNION'. Groups converge at the town plaza in San Fernando, La Union, in July 2018 to protest coal-fired power plant to be built in Luna. Screenshot from the video of Diane Mendoza Orpilla

Bicam OKs joint powers for Bangsamoro, DOE on energy sources

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:41 PM

Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri says the bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law decided to adopt the Senate version on the matter

ENERGY DEVELOPMENT. Senate Majority Leader and bicam chairperson Miguel Zubiri announces another provision in the proposed BBL they have agreed on. File photo by the House of Representatives

How China's e-vehicle demand boosts Philippines' nickel industry

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines, currently the world's 2nd top exporter of nickel, sees the shift toward electronic vehicles as an opportunity to grow

Malacañang orders ERC to implement suspension of commissioners

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the Ombudsman's suspension of the commissioners is 'immediately executory'

CA says ERC can hear case vs Meralco, Aboitiz subsidiaries

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Court of Appeals junks the petition filed by Meralco and two Aboitiz subsidiaries seeking to dismiss a complaint filed by the Energy Regulatory Commission's investigating unit

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

World hails Trump-Kim summit as 'first step' to denuclearization

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:29 AM

Here are some of the main reactions so far

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (L) after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Susan Walsh/AFP

Cusi joins Villar in Duterte Cabinet 'billionaires' club' in 2017

May 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi declares a net worth of P1.355 billion in 2017, an increase of P1.19 billion from his net worth in 2016

BILLIONAIRE'S CLUB. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi and DPWH Secretary Mark Villar declare a net worth above P1 billion, based on their SALNs in December 2017. Photo of Cusi by Chrisee dela Paz/Rappler, photo of Villar from Malacañang Photo

DOTr to revive unaudited fuel subsidies program for jeepney drivers

May 25, 2018 - 7:01 PM

With rising petroleum prices, the government is eyeing to revive a fuel subsidy program – which remains unaudited – for jeepney drivers towards the end of 2018

SUBSIDY. The transportation department is looking at giving subsidies to jeepney drivers amid higher oil prices.

Masbate bans coal-fired energy projects

May 23, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Masbate provincial government will no longer authorize the development or operation of any coal-fired power plant

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

Green groups to Puerto Princesa gov’t: Do homework on waste-to-energy plants

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Environmental groups say the city government has to carefully study its multibillion-peso deal with AustWorks Corporation

NO TO INCINERATION. No Burn Pilipinas slams the planned Puerto Princesa waste-to-energy project.  Photo from No Burn Pilipinas Facebook page

Hybrid power plant to rise in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'It’s a dream come true for all of us here,' says Park Superintendent Elizabeth Maclang of the power plant which is expected to be operational by 2019

The longest underground river in Asia found in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, found in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Photo by  Giovanni G. Navata/Wikimedia Commons

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'

Puerto Princesa gov't won't junk waste-to-energy deal

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:16 AM

City Administrator and Legal Officer, Atty. Arnel Pedrosa, maintains the planned facility will not pose harm to the environment, as was claimed by the coalition No Burn Pilipinas (NBP)

Green groups: Scrap Puerto Princesa waste-to-energy project

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:21 PM

The No Burn Pilipinas coalition says the project is 'illegal' and likely to fail

PROTESTS. No Burn Pilipinas slams the planned Puerto Princesa waste-to-energy project. Photo from Facebook/No Burn Pilipinas

CA again stops suspension of 4 ERC commissioners

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The Court of Appeals issues a preliminary injunction after the temporary restraining order it initially issued already lapsed

Apple turns green, claiming '100% clean energy'

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Its retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries operate now with renewable energy, says the tech giant

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on during a visit of the shopfitting company Dula that delivers tables for Apple stores worldwide in Vreden, western Germany, on February 7, 2017. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP


AboitizPower ventures into solar rooftops

Apr 02, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The power firm sets up a new unit called AboitizPower Distributed Energy, which is eyeing projects in Luzon and the Visayas this year

WATCH: Powering Progress Together Forum 2018

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Watch the Powering Progress Together forum last March 8

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

Davao Oriental, Pionaire sign MOU for $27-B industrial park

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The MOU is for the construction of an industrial park in Banaybanay town which will feature a 1,200-megawatt liquified natural gas combined cycle power plant, among other facilities

ENERGY PROJECT. Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang signs an MOU with Pionaire Ltd. Photo from the Province of Davao Oriental Facebook Page

Powering Progress Together 2018 continues discussions on more and cleaner energy

Mar 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Shell’s global forum returns to Singapore this year with the theme, “Energy for Better Living”

Cebu's Alegria Oil Field can power 60-megawatt gas plant – DOE

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the Alegria Oil Field would have two wells ready to produce a total of 360 barrels per day

Cebu's Alegria Oil Field to begin commercial production

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Department of Energy says the natural gas and oil production of the field may last until 2037, based on the development plan crafted after the initial testing

GAS AND OIL. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi (second to the left) declares the Alegria Oil Field in Southern Cebu to have commercial quantities of natural gas and oil resources. Photo from DOE

First NatGas to supply Meralco's 24/7 power

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Solar Philippines loses the bid to First NatGas

Ayala Corp net income up 16% in 2017

Mar 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The net income of the Ayala Group's holding firm hits P30.3 billion in 2017, with Ayala Land leading the subsidiaries

Calamian area a ‘confidence-builder’ for joint exploration in Reed Bank – analyst

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Calamian is an uncontested area. Any joint exploration with China in the area should be governed by Philippine laws, says Aaron Jed Rabena of the policy think tank Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress

FIRST STEP. Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena said the Philippine government could jointly explore the Calamian area with China before Reed Bank.

Local, foreign firms eye integrated facility for liquefied natural gas

Mar 04, 2018 - 9:16 PM

The government wants to turn the Philippines into a hub for liquefied natural gas, given the expected depletion of natural gas from Malampaya in less than a decade

RUNNING OUT. Gas from the Malampaya project is expected to run out in a decade prompting firms to contemplate alternative sources. File photo from Sembcorp Marine website

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

Ayala Corp acquires U.S.-based solar tech firm

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Ayala's AC Industrials now has a controlling stake in Merlin Solar Technologies, with plans to establish manufacturing facilities in the Philippines in the future

Cracking discovery: Japan scientist uses egg white for clean energy

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The new method 'brings us closer to our ultimate goal of producing hydrogen from water,' Osaka City Universtiy professor Yusuke Yamada says

DOE: No need to raise PUV fares despite higher fuel tax

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido III says that 'based on the increase in the existing tax law, there should be no immediate need to raise PUV fares'

Making cleaner energy from pesky water hyacinth

Jan 28, 2018 - 1:11 PM

A group of millennial entrepreneurs finds a way to reduce world's dependence on dirty coal using a very unlikely material: water hyacinth

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:45 PM

US President Donald Trump approves steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers

FACING TARIFFS. This file photo taken on January 6, 2016 shows an exhibitor demonstrating an Inverter Direct Drive washing machine at the LG exhibit during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. David McNew/AFP

New year, new you: How to give your aura a spiritual refresh

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Healing House's energy healing modalities flush out all the bad vibes and keep the energy vampires at bay

DOE to gas stations: Don't take advantage of tax reform law

Jan 10, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi warns that the government would cancel the certificate of compliance (COC) of violators

HIGHER PRICES. A man holding a petrol pump nozzle at one of Shell's gasoline filling stations. Photo from AFP

Filipinos to feel impact of higher fuel tax starting mid-January

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Fuel prices could go up in two weeks' time, once existing petroleum stocks of retailers are used up

HIGHER PRICES. A man holding a petrol pump nozzle at one of Shell's gasoline filling stations. Photo from AFP

New tax rates don't apply to old petroleum stocks, DOE warns

Jan 01, 2018 - 4:49 PM

New excise tax rates on petroleum products are levied upon importation, not at the point of sale to the consumers

NEW TAX RATES. The implementation of excise tax and value added tax (VAT) for petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law is effective on January 1, 2018. File photo

How natural gas benefits communities

Jan 01, 2018 - 12:00 AM

In Batangas, natural gas plant projects are powering up businesses, helping build infrastructure, and supporting communities.

Suspension of ERC officials will lead to ‘paralysis’ – Malacañang

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Following the Ombudsman's order to suspend all 4 energy regulatory commissioners, the Palace is studying how to 'prevent an operational shutdown' of the ERC

PARALYZED. Roque points out that the ERC decides as a collegial body. Malacanang file photo

Ombudsman suspends ERC commissioners for a year

Dec 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) The case against all 4 commissioners stems from the delayed implementation of a competitive bidding process that allegedly allowed Meralco to enter into sweetheart deals

DOE targets restoring power in Biliran before Christmas

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja

Most business establishments in Tacloban City are forced to close as Tropical Storm Urduja left the city without electricity, Saturday, December 16. Urduja made landfall in Eastern Samar earlier in the afternoon, it is expected to exit the region by noon December 17.