PHILIPPINES

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11.06.2020 , Majah-Leah V Ravago and James A Roumasset

Can COVID-19 spark an energy transition in the Philippines?

The Philippines’ medium-term Development Plan 2017–2022 is anchored in AmBisyon Natin 2040, a long-term vision for attaining high-income status...

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...

Country News

The chief hurdle to rooftop solar PV installations is no longer economics but a mindset comfortable...

The subsidy being paid for by Filipino consumers in their power bills for the provision of...

The country’s National Irrigation Administration will bet on floating PV and solar-powered...

Filipino households have seen a spike in electricity usage since the coronavirus confined residents...

The Vatican has acknowledged a diocese in central Philippines for switching to solar energy, a first...

The Philippine central bank has started requiring local financial institutions to report on their...

With the SPIS, rice farmers could achieve three harvests of palay in a year, unlike the pre-SPIS...

The NEA Total Electrification and Renewable Energy Development Department noted the non-delivery of...

Some 40 households in Guinhadap, a village in Monreal town in Masbate province, received solar lamps...

Thanks to a start-up, business consumers in the country are now able to receive competitive bids in...

A country that is hit by 20 typhoons a year is looking to its lakes, reservoirs and dams to trial...

A Solar ComMunity-Based Island Tourism and Livelihood Energizer Platform (SMILE Project) was being...