DOE Ener.GIST (Collection of Energy News from National Newspapers)

Sulu natural gas find, bigger than Malampaya’s

Category: Energist, Downstream Natural Gas, Energy, Natural Gas
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/28/2019

Amid the gaffes of the administration of  President Duterte—from his failed drug war which his men are now blaming on Vice President Leni Robredo who was appointed as drug czar but fired even before she got to warm her seat, to the national embarrassment the country has been getting for its unpardonable solecisms in hosting the biennial Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games)—comes a whiff of good... Read more

DOE tags 4 power projects ‘EPNS;’ sets Dec. 20 deadline

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Energy, Geothermal Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/27/2019

THE Department of Energy (DOE) has placed four power projects in the category of Energy Projects of National Significance (EPNS) in accordance with Executive Order 30 (EO 30).

The four projects are Galoc Field Area and Development of Galoc Production Co.; Mahanagdong Geothermal Brine Optimization Plant of Energy Development Corp. (EDC); TMI Hybrid DBS BESS (Battery Energy Storage System... Read more

Cusi distributes P1.2M assistance to ex-NPA

Category: Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/28/2019

Seventy-nine former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, operating in Occidental Mindoro province, received P1.185 million worth of grants from the government under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, in his capacity as Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security or CORDS, led the awarding ceremony at the Municipal Plaza of... Read more

Adoption of renewable energy gaining ground in PH, Taiwan

Category: Energy, Renewable Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/27/2019

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Renewable energy’s (RE) contribution on Philippines’ total energy mix remains small, thus, it is working to increase such share to the overall supply, but the country is not alone on this effort, an official of a power station here said. 


In a briefing here Tuesday, officials of Linkou Thermal Power Plant, which is part of the government-owned... Read more

DOE gears up for 2019 Energy Consciousness Month launch

Category: Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 1127/2019

TAGUIG CITY, Nov. 27 (PIA)--The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing for the opening of the 2019 National Energy Consciousness Month (NECM) and the DOE's 47th Anniversary on 2 December 2019 at the agency’s headquarters.

The 2019 NECM theme, “Advancing Consumer Protection through Responsive and Proactive Energy Regulations”, celebrates the energy family’s efforts to uphold consumer... Read more

'Onerous' power grid deal with Fil-Chinese firm lacks full oversight: DOE chief

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/27/2019

MANILA -- The "onerous" contract of a Filipino-Chinese consortium to manage and operate the Philippines' power transmission infrastructure doesn't grant local authorities full oversight, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said Wednesday, as he supported calls to investigate the deal.

The National Grid Corp of the Philippines (NGCP), which is 40-percent owned by the State Grid Corp of China,... Read more

More space needed at sea for wind turbines, European wind industry says

Category: Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/26/2019

COPENHAGEN — The European offshore wind industry needs an area equivalent to the size of Ireland to install enough turbines to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, a target for most EU members, a leading industry group said in a report.

Fighting climate change is a top priority for the European Commission’s new head Ursula von der Leyen, who has set out a “European Green Deal” intended to... Read more

Cusi eradicates red tape at DoE

Category: Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/27/2019

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has directed the agency’s officials to ensure that all pending service/operating contracts, as well as the issuance of permits, endorsements, or certifications for energy projects, are acted upon on or before 20 December 2019.

The order is part of the Department of Energy’s (DoE) continuous efforts to effectively implement the Department Order to streamline... Read more

Cusi wants all project permits, contracts acted upon

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Energy, Renewable Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/26/2019

With streamlined evaluation and approval processes, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has directed subordinates to have all pending permits and project contracts acted upon prior to the end of the year.


Through a Department Order (DO), the energy chief sternly instructed his officials to hasten process “for the awarding and administration of service/operating contracts, as well... Read more

Nuclear energy needs greater safety guarantees, pope says

Category: Environment, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 11/27/2019

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis, who met victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster while in Japan, said on Tuesday that nuclear energy should not be used until there are ironclad guarantees that it is safe for people and the environment.

Speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome from his trip to Asia, Francis renewed a call for a total ban on nuclear weapons,... Read more


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