energy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on energy

ARTICLE FINDER

ADB not yet ready to quit coal

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:13 PM

At the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao says it could not rule out funding coal power as there is 'no other option' for some countries in Asia

US grants energy-hungry Iraq new Iran sanctions waiver – source

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Iranian energy imports are vital to Iraq, one of the world's hottest countries, which faces chronic blackouts that often leave homes without power for up to 20 hours a day

IRAQ ELECTRICITY. Iraq faces chronic blackouts that often leave homes without power for up to 20 hours a day. Photo by Sabah Arar/AFP

Mass movement: Scientists adopt new kilogram definition

May 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

The kilogram will now be defined in terms of the Planck constant – the ratio of a frequency of light, on the one hand, to the quantum energy of that frequency, on the other

File photo from Shutterstock

The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

Is renewable energy unreliable? and other questions about RE answered

May 08, 2019 - 2:07 PM

It’s good for the environment but can it really power homes and businesses 24/7?

Supreme Court orders bidding of power company deals signed after June 2015

May 06, 2019 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) Distribution utilities like Meralco are now compelled to enter into a competitive selection process instead of their prior self-negotiated deals which advocates say could burden consumers for 20 years

POWER DEALS. The Supreme Court orders all power deals signed after June 30, 2015, to undergo a competitive selectiion process. Photo by Rappler

Earthquake-hit Pampanga to have power restored on April 23 – DOE

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Department of Energy says electric cooperatives in Pampanga are working to restore power in the province before sunset on Tuesday, April 23

This Filipina scientist’s plant growth supplement has wowed the world

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Lucille Abad's invention is one of the 5 finalists for projects in the field of non-energy application of nuclear technologies at the recently held World Atomic Energy Expo Awards 2019 in Sochi, Russia

FILIPINO-MADE. Lucille Abad of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute has long been studying carrageenan, a natural preservative extracted from processed gulamang dagat. Photo courtesy of Shaira Panela

What you need to know about power advisories

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Department of Energy says the short-term answers are not enough to address the recent power shortages.

PCC approves AC Energy's acquisition of Phinma power unit

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission finds no issues with AC Energy acquiring a stake in Phinma Energy Corporation

Power firms deny collusion allegations

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Aboitiz Power Corporation's Manny Rubio says companies won't connive to cause power outages, as these are bad for business

Red alert raised for 4th time in Luzon grid

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) Meralco is again implementing rotational brownouts in parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna due to low power supply on Monday, April 15

Court maintains ERC cannot regulate Wholesale Electricity Spot Market prices

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The ruling nullifies a number of orders made by the ERC in 2014 declaring wholesale electricity spot market prices void for being unreasonable or otherwise uncompetitive

2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble – IEA

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Double-digit growth in solar and wind power generation is still not fast enough to meet soaring electricity demand which also pushed up the use of coal

Kaliwa Dam deal 'as onerous' as Chico River project

Mar 24, 2019 - 2:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'The choice of law and the venue for disputes is once again surrendered by the Philippines in favor of China,' senatorial bet Neri Colmenares tells Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Kaliwa Dam: Is China’s involvement cause for concern?

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The Duterte government seems to be exaggerating the benefits of the Kaliwa Dam project and downplaying its costs and risks

WATCH: Can we use geothermal forever?

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Unlike other sources of energy, there are ways to keep geothermal sources abundant

WATCH: Geothermal energy and the Philippines: A match made in heaven

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Find out why geothermal energy is perfect for powering our houses and businesses

Natural Gas in the Philippines

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The world is clamoring for a cleaner future. How can the PH keep up?

Natural gas and renewables are a perfect match in cutting carbon emissions

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:36 AM

In the transition to clean energy, natural gas solves the need for a reliable renewable energy partner

Why natural gas makes sense for PH economy

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:31 AM

As the Philippines looks to diversify its energy mix, one source - natural gas - has become increasingly important

U.S. activists tamper with Canadian oil pipeline

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Four Necessity Valve Turners says its members cut through a fence on Monday, February 4, to enter an Enbridge Energy facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Oil prices going down slightly on February 4, 5

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:05 PM

While oil companies will lower prices, the rollback will be offset by the excise tax hike under the TRAIN law

Oil firms to hike prices for 4th straight time on January 29

Jan 28, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Oil companies say the hike is due to price movements in the international market

Another oil price hike set for January 22

Jan 21, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Department of Energy cites weak sentiments in the Asian gasoline market amid excess regional supply

Oil price hike on January 8 not due to Train Law – DOE

Jan 07, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Oil companies will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter and gasoline by P0.80 per liter amid price movements in the global market

INCREASES. Global market forces force local players to slightly increase gas prices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOE: 2nd round of fuel tax hikes don’t cover 2018 stocks

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:36 PM

DOE chief Alfonso Cusi warns oil industry players that applying the 2019 tax rates on 2018 oil stocks may lead to company closure and even estafa charges

THE TRAIN EFFECT. Expect fuel prices to go up by January 1, 2019 due to the Train Law. File photo by Rappler

Qatar to quit Saudi-dominated OPEC in 2019

Dec 03, 2018 - 11:12 PM

Gas production remains the top the priority for Qatar, which is the world's the biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas

LEAVING OPEC. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatari Minister of State for Energy Affairs, speaks during a press conference in the capital Doha on December 3, 2018. Photo by Anne Levasseur/AFP

Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines: A leader in sustainability

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:00 AM

KOFPH partners with First Gen to power four more Coca-Cola bottling facilities with clean energy

Dennis Uy, China firm may bag major oil contract

Nov 23, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation team up to build an LNG import terminal in Batangas. Their tandem is the lone applicant, so far.

Surge in electricity needs to require flexible power systems – IEA

Nov 13, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'The electricity sector is experiencing its most dramatic transformation since its creation more than a century ago,' says the International Energy Agency

EU brings solar power to 2 sitios in Davao Occidental

Nov 11, 2018 - 12:11 PM

This is part of the European Union's P3.6-billion sustainable energy project in the Philippines

Duterte eyes entry of 'big players' to end Palawan blackouts

Nov 11, 2018 - 12:07 AM

'I'll give you about towards the end of the year. You have to upgrade your source of energy kasi 'pag hindi, hanap ako ng may pera talaga. 'Yung China nangangati kamay niyan,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech in Puerto Princesa City

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

Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems – study

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM

An international team of scientists finds that predatory raptor birds are 4 times rarer in areas of plateau where wind turbines are present

DENR issues ECC for La Union coal plant project

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The project faces opposition from residents and environmental groups in La Union

Dennis Uy invests in Manny Pangilinan's PXP Energy

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:25 PM

PXP Energy, a company which has interests in the West Philippine Sea, says it will use the money raised from the deal to fund oil exploration activities

INFOGRAPHIC: How does natural gas complement our shift to renewable energy?

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:43 PM

How does this energy source help us transition to a cleaner power mix?

Saudi Arabia ready to boost oil output, spare capacity

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih says his country is ready to boost its crude oil production

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Energy and Oil Minister and Chairman of OPEC's Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC), speaks to journalists during the 10th JMMC meeting in Algiers on September 23, 2018.  Ryad KRAMDI / AFP

DOE to gov't agencies: Pay electricity bills

Oct 23, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says electric cooperatives need the funds to provide 'efficient and sustainable services to the areas they serve'

INFOGRAPHIC: How does electricity reach our homes and buildings?

Oct 23, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Do you know where your energy comes from?

China-backed hydro dam threatens world's rarest orangutan

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species that numbers about 800 individuals in total

THREATENED. This handout picture from the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) taken on August 11, 2018 shows a Tapanuli orangutan in the Batang Toru rainforest, its only known habitat, on Sumatra island. Photo by Nanang Sujana/Sumatran Orangutan Conservation/AFP

[OPINION] To empower Asian clean energy ambitions, development banks must act now

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The inability to act today would mean irreparable damage to the lives of millions of Asians living in extremely climate-vulnerable regions

CO2 emissions to rise in 2018 – IEA chief

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The energy sector accounts for 80% of global CO2 emissions, with most of the rest caused by deforestation and agriculture

[OPINION] Breathing out coal: How victims of the climate can be its protectors

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:06 PM

'Only by shifting away from dirty energy – the leading cause of climate change – can Filipinos truly move from being tagged as victims of the climate towards being known as its protectors'

U.S. curbs China nuclear exports as Trump warns Americans not 'stupid'

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The US Energy Department says it will make it more difficult to ship nuclear technology to China, one of the few growing markets for new plants

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:55 PM

A surge of new exploration efforts are underway in a nation that has some of the world's largest untapped sources of volcanic heat, but which relies on coal for half its electricity

Wind turbines contribute to climate change – study

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'Wind beats coal by any environmental measure, but that doesn't mean that its impacts are negligible,' says a senior author of the study

LOOK: Brownout hits Department of Energy budget hearing

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Lights go off for about 4 minutes

NO POWER. A brownout occurs in the middle of a Senate hearing on the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Energy. Photo by Gil Nartea/Office of Senator Legarda

Oil prices jump for 8th consecutive week, Brent crude breaches $83

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The latest round of price increases brings common gasoline prices to around P59 to P62 per liter, and diesel prices to around P47.95 to P50.75 per liter

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