PHILIPPINES

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09.08.2019 , Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez

Do Filipinos dream of electric jeepneys?

An ambitious plan is in train to electrify the Philippines’ iconic jeepneys to curb pollution. But do Filipino drivers, operators and commuters really...

In battling the timber poachers who roam the thick Sierra Madre forests near his home, Larry Garaes has found a new ally: solar panels.With solar...
When Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up their 15-room resort in Puerto Princesa, a city on the Philippine island of Palawan, they worried about...

29.05.2018 , Alanah Torralba | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Coal-reliant Philippines struggles to power up clean energy

For Nestor Castro and the other residents of Lamao village, which sits near two coal-fired power plants and an oil refinery, the country's shift to...

22.03.2017 , On the occasion of World Water Day 2017

Group Washing Facilities: an efficient way to fight against bad sanitation

GIZ and UNICEF published a collection of exemplary designs for group handwashing facilities in schools entitled “Scaling up Group Handwashing in...

19.05.2016 , Rodel Alzona (BusinessMirror)

Here comes the sun: off-grid solar energy in Philippines

OVER dinner during the middle of last week, I learned two important things:  It still costs a fortune to move from on-grid power supply to renewable...
"So...what do you think about donating laptops to rural villages?"At a high school reunion last Christmas, my buddy Magnus, a CalTech PhD candidate...
Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation Germany - and its counterpart in the Philippines have launched an appeal for aid as the two...

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The agency programmed to roll out 5,039 solar home systems (SHS) for off-grid communities starting...

Busuanga Island Electric Cooperative Inc. (BISELCO) has inaugurated the country’s first off-grid...

Both countries used feed-in tariffs – a policy tool whereby the buyer agrees to purchase renewable...

The various energy regulators and law makers from the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary should...

All it takes is a P28.5 billion budgetary allocation for government to energize in just three years...

President Duterte has signed into law a bill granting a 25-year franchise to a solar company...

A small portion of our monthly electric bill goes to subsidizing or helping electric power...

Consumers and local governments alike believe it is time to introduce new choices for electricity to...

Around 2,500 households in remote upland villages in Sarangani province are set to benefit from a...

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up...

As a tropical nation spread across more than 7,600 islands, the Philippines seems like the ideal...

The Philippines, along with other countries in Asia, can meet its power needs with the plummeting...