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Renewable energy could cut power generation health impact by 80%

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Scientists says if majority of energy is derived from solar and wind power it could cut adverse health effects from electricity production by 80% compared with our current fossil-heavy economies

WINDMILL MAGIC. Be swept away by the wind and the towering beauty of Bangui’s windmills. Photo by Ros Flores

DOE advisory board reevaluates renewable energy program

Sep 01, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'The target is by end of 2030, [renewable capacity] should be 15,000 megawatts. However, based on our assessment, around 7,000 MW was recorded from 2011 to 2017,' says Department of Energy official Mylene Capongcol

Environment coalition urges gov't to speed up renewable energy projects

Jul 26, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Power for People Coalition calls on the President to come up with an executive order that will formalize his directive for the energy department to fast-track 'the development of renewable energy sources'

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?

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

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How do I pay local business tax?

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses payment of local business tax and renewal of business permit

Robredo, senators: Probe DFA passport data mess

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:50 PM

'The Department of Foreign Affairs owes the entire country an explanation,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

DATA PRIVACY. National Privacy Commission will summon the Department of Foreign Affairs, other concerned government agencies, and the alleged contractor for a possible data privacy issue on the data of Philippine passport holders. Rappler file photo

Locsin blames 'Yellows' for passport data loss

Jan 13, 2019 - 10:43 AM

(UPDATED) 'l will autopsy the Yellows who did the passport deal alive,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

WHO'S TO BLAME? DFA Secretary Teddyboy Locsin gestures during a press briefing on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Singapore on November 15, 2018. File photo by Malacañang

Ex-DFA contractor 'took off' with passport data, says Locsin

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:09 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says his agency is 'rebuilding files from scratch' because of the incident and assures the public that 'it won't happen again'

PH'S TOP DIPLOMAT. In this file photo, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr engages in a discussion with the Filipino community during a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Brussels, Belgium on October 19, 2018. Presidential photo

Makati extends work hours for business permit renewal, tax payments

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Makati's Business Permits and Licensing Office and other key offices will also be open on weekends until January 20

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

U.S. renews accusations of unfair trade practices against China

Nov 21, 2018 - 6:54 PM

A trade report says China 'has not fundamentally altered its unfair, unreasonable, and market-distorting practices'

MISTAKE. China sees new US policy a "mistake" and urges them to "correct" it. File photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP

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

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?

[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'

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

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

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

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

DFA to open new passport offices in Ilocos Norte, Isabela

May 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The new DFA passport offices in northern Luzon, both in Robinsons malls, will operate from Monday to Saturday

PASSPORT PROCESSING. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in Aseana, Parañaque City, in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

DFA to open passport appointment slots for July to September

May 01, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The new passport appointment slots will be for all consular offices in the Philippines, except for the DFA's Aseana office in Parañaque City

PASSPORT APPOINTMENTS. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is now opening passport appointment slots for July to September 2018.

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

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

DFA eyes online passport renewal – via selfies – by 2019

Mar 07, 2018 - 4:45 PM

'We're preparing the technology,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, as the Department of Foreign Affairs draws flak for delays in passport applications

NEW PASSPORTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hands out new passports with a 10-year validity during a launch at the DFA ASEANA in Parañaque City on January 12, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

DFA opens 100,000 new slots for passport appointments

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Heeding online hubbub about the shortage of slots and complaints about fixers selling slots, the Department of Foreign Affairs opens additional ones until June

NEW SLOTS. The DFA opens 100,000 new slots for appointments. Image from Facebook.

BDO, World Bank tie up for $150-million green bonds

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The World Bank is the sole investor in the issuance which is expected to curb 93,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year by 2022 through the funding of climate-smart projects

[OPINION] TRAIN at a crossroads on a coal tax

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Our electricity bills would likely increase not because of a coal tax but because coal will become more expensive in the years to come relative to renewable energy

AboitizPower to install 500 MW of new power by 1st half of 2018

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The new capacity will come from the completion of several hydro and baseload power plants

HYDROPOWER. A look at the installed turbines and generators for the 68-MW Manolo Fortich (Bukidnon) hydro power plant of AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor. Photo from AboitizPower.

AboitizPower expands hydroelectric business

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The company's latest facility is the $47-million Maris hydroelectric power plant in Isabela, which took two years to build

GREENFIELD HYDRO. The $47-million Maris hydroelectric power plant is the first greenfield project of SN AboitizPower, which took the firm two years to build. Photo from AboitizPower

40 European firms set sights on PH renewable energy market

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Companies from 13 European countries eye investments in solar generation, hydropower, wind power, and electric vehicles

CLEAN ENERGY. These are 5,760 solar panels atop SM North Multilevel Carpark Building. Rappler file photo

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

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

PHINMA Energy eyes 45-megawatt solar plant in Batangas

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The company wins a solar service contract for the right to explore and develop a 486 hectare area in Batangas from the Department of Energy

DFA opens passport courtesy lane to first-time OFWs

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs also removes the 1 200 slots a day that used to be reserved for travel agencies

MORE SLOTS AVAILABLE. Thousands of passport appointment slots have opened after the Department of Foreign Affairs after it removed preferential accommodation for clients of travel agencies and relatives of DFA employees. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in ASEANA in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Lopezes to sell minority stake in EDC to consortium for up to P14B

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:10 PM

GIC and Macquarie are looking to acquire First Gen s 10 6 stake and public investors 36 5 stake in EDC which may eventually be delisted

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To have professional licenses renewed under new rules in PH, here's the cost

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Professionals would have to shell out thousands worth of extra cash when they renew their license every 3 years

CAREER PROGRESS. Under the Continuing Professional Development law, workers covered by the Professional Regulatory Commission are required to seek opportunities to boost their skills and knowledge.

MRC Allied partners with Chinese firm for energy deals

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The two companies will explore opportunities in the Philippines renewable energy sector

AC Energy to expand in Indonesia, sells Chevron PH assets stake to SM group

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Ayala Corporation’s energy arm signs an agreement with UPC Renewebles to develop small island power projects in Indonesia and divests its stake in Chevron’s geothermal assets in the Philippines to an SM group linked investment firm

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

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

FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Several individuals and environmental groups bring their anti-coal struggle to the Supreme Court. All photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

DIVERSIFY. All in all, the cost to achieve the 1,000-MW target is estimated to reach anywhere from P80 billion to P100 billion, its newly-appointed president Gladys Nalda says

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

Eton taps Aboitiz for power supply

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Under the agreement Eton Properties will be sourcing 5 2 MW from the MakBan Geothermal Power Plant in Batangas

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY. The real estate developer is creating more office spaces that are environment-friendly to optimize the continuous growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry

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

CLIMATE CHAOS. The combustion of fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal by energy companies is largely responsible for climate change.

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

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