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...

Country News

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...

Power plays a crucial role in one’s disaster management, response, and recovery plan as emergency...

Projects in Camarines Sur have shown pumping water with solar is not only cheap but can also raise...

As the region gears up to meet ambitious economic goals, supplying energy needs is putting strains...

Legislators need to decide on continued subsidies for off-grid power generation and distribution...

Department of Energy (DoE) said it expects new policies now in place to encourage investment in...