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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must watch videos from this week

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

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

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

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

RENEWABLE ENERGY. The unsolicited project involves the construction of an integrated solid waste management facility capable of processing and converting up to 3,000 metric tons per day of Quezon City’s municipal solid waste into 42 megawatts of renewable energy

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

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

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

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

ABDUCTED. German nationals Juergen Kantner and his wife Sabine Merz (R) pose for a photograph on May 5, 2009 in Berbera. File photo by Mustafa Abdi/AFP

Iloilo malls switch to solar energy

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Robinson s Place and Gaisano Mall in Iloilo City have already switched to solar energy to contribute to cutting carbon emissions

SOLAR POWER. Gaisano Capital Mall is now equipped with a 103-megawatt solar rooftop system that can supply up to 50% of the mall’s daytime load. Photo courtesy of Gaisano Capital

Electric cars to weaken demand for petrol within the decade – report

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Fossil fuel companies are underestimating growth of electric car industry says a report by financial think tank Carbon Tracker

MODEL S. A Tesla Model S P100D is shown at a press event for CES 2017 at The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market on January 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

Waste-to-energy technologies in PH? 'Go zero waste instead'

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the adoption of waste to energy facilities in the country But environmental scientist Jorge Emmanuel explains why this may not be a good idea

AC Energy eyes another renewable energy investment

Jan 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

We are building up our RE platform so we re looking for acquisitions in the Philippines says AC Energy president John Eric Francia

RE. NorthWind Power in Ilocos Norte is a joint venture between AC Energy and NorthWind Founders: Niels Jacobsen, Atty. Ferdinand A. Dumlao and Atty. Jose Ildebrando B. Ambrosio. Screenshot image from AC Energy website

Lopez wants ECCs on renewable energy approved in 2 weeks

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:59 PM

The environment department also cancels the expired environmental compliance certificates of 6 projects

DENR's audit on coal plants now ongoing

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:20 PM

An environment official says two coal fired power plants have been audited already

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Solar energy is currently marginal in the Nordic nation accounting for less than 0 1 of electricity production Sweden relies mostly on hydropower 39 and nuclear power 36

SOLAR ENERGY. A partial solar eclipse is visible behind a statue of Sweden's King Gustav III through a break in the cloud cover over Stockholm's old town in Sweden on March 20, 2015. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Ayala Corp sees 11% growth in net income

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The conglomerate s healthy earnings trajectory is buoyed by contribution from banking real estate and automative businesses

BUOYED. Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala at the annual stockholders meeting of Ayala Corp. on April 19, 2013. Rappler file photo

Indonesia struggles to tap volcano power

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Indonesia has long lagged behind in its use of the renewable power source – now the government is pushing to expand the sector five fold in the next decade

This picture taken on August 31, 2016 shows steam rising from the Wayang Windu geothermal power station on West Java in Indonesia. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda

Aug 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The money they used to buy kerosene before is now used to buy rice and food They don’t have to go far either to charge their equipment

GO SOLAR. Solar panels are placed outside the charging station in Barangay Bancal in Carles. The charging station's design can withstand extreme weather conditions. Photo by David Lozada

IFC, Canada and Clean Tech Fund invest $161M in Visayas biomass plants

Aug 19, 2016 - 3:27 PM

The investment will be channeled into plants being built by Bronzeoak in San Carlos Manapla and La Carlota in Negros Occidental which will produce 70 megawatts of energy

Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says government plans to create models and choose certain areas where we go just renewable

8 promising green energy startups share in P1M funding

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The startups were singled out by a fellowship that aims to boost clean energy innovation and will compete against each other to win an additional P1 5 million

DOE teams up with USAID to find ideal energy mix

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:36 PM

The initial fruit of the tie up will be a study to review the current mix as the DOE wants to be sure about decisions that will entice investment says energy chief Alfonso Cusi

Solar plane completes historic round-the-world trip

Jul 26, 2016 - 9:04 AM

Solar Impulse 2 lands in the UAE completing its epic journey to become the first sun powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel

HISTORY MADE. Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane, arrives at Al Batin Airport in Abu Dabi to complete its world tour flight on July 26, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates. Karim Sahib/AFP

Environmental groups, advocates to Duterte: ‘Let us talk’

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Environmental groups and advocates urge the president to look at the vital role the Philippines plays in the global climate pact

'I WILL NOT FOLLOW.' President Rodrigo Duterte decries carbon emissions limitations as constrictive for developing countries like the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

8 reasons why PH should honor UN climate commitments

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:17 PM

The whole world has started to recognize that environment and development go hand in hand Why can t we?

IMPORTANT POINTS. Here are the facts about the climate deal. Photo courtesy of COP21

Renewable energy is healthy energy

Jul 03, 2016 - 7:00 AM

A future powered by healthy energy will require reducing dependence on dirty sources of energy using energy more efficiently and increasing investment in clean renewable energy choices

Green groups: Lopez is 'right choice' for DENR post

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED But environmentalists also urge Gina Lopez to make a strong statement rejecting environmentally destructive projects her own family is pushing for

5 ways to cut carbon: What PH can learn from Germany

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

From imposing fees on CO2 emitting factories to giving rebates to electric car users here are some climate saving strategies in Germany that the Philippines could take its cue from

BIKING IN BERLIN. Germany, and the rest of Europe, is experience a rediscovery of the biking lifestyle after a love affair with the automobile. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler