Philippines to Host Nuclear Energy Conference

Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016

(Taguig City). As part of its commitment in exploring all alternative energy resources to ensure supply security and stability, the Philippine government will host the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Conference on the prospects of nuclear power in the Asia-Pacific region from 30 August to 1 September 2016 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.

Spearheaded by the Department of Energy (DOE) as host agency, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Dep... Read more

DOE, Private Sector to Make Safer Power Available for Poor Communities

Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016

DOE-identified houses in Happy Land in Manila were energized as beneficiaries of intensified electrification activities.

DOE-identified houses in Happy Land in Manila were energized as beneficiaries of intensified electrification activities. (Photo by: MERALCO)

(Taguig City). Indigent families and informal settlers had to meet all the legal and financial requirements to get access to electricity. But now, they will be given a chance to enjoy the benefits of electricity services through the Department of Energy’s Electrification Program in collaboration with Manila Electric Company (MERALCO).

From 08 July 2016 to the present, the DOE-MERALCO partnership has electrified a total of 5,263 h... Read more


Published on Friday, 12 August 2016

(Taguig City). Pursuant to its mandate of monitoring energy resource developers, the Department of Energy (DOE) has directed Semirara Mining & Power Corporation to clarify the concerns raised by the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regarding mining operations.

In a letter dated 12 August 2016 addressed to Semirara Chief Executive Officer Isidro A. Consunji, the DOE ordered the company to explain in writing the collateral issues (e.g., toxic waste, sulfur content, mining overburden, land-grabbing and live... Read more

DOE Taps USAID for Review of Energy Mix

Published on Thursday, 11 August 2016

A meeting between the Department of Energy and USAID-B LEADERS for a collaboration on the review of energy mix.

(Taguig City) The Department of Energy (DOE) is tapping technical experts to discuss possible collaboration in coming up with a responsive and dynamic energy mix for the Philippines.

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi met with members of the USAID’s Building Low Emission Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability (B-LEADERS) recently to discuss the formulation of an optimal energy mix and look into local reserve requirements.

“Our main concern now is to increase the availability of quality, reliable, se... Read more


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