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

Gatchalian says PHL lacks legal framework for nuclear power

Category: Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/17/2018
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THE PHILIPPINES lacks the legal framework for the inclusion of nuclear power into its energy mix, a senator said on Thursday, adding that comprehensive legislation governing use of the technology must first be passed.

“There is a wide range of issues that we need to explore and thresh out before we can accurately measure the true potential of nuclear technology as an alternative energy... Read more

COA orders Malampaya consortium to pay ₱146-B in taxes

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Natural Gas
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/17/2018
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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) — The Commission on Audit (COA) affirmed its ruling that the contractors of the Malampaya Natural Gas Project should pay government ₱146.8 billion worth of underpaid income taxes since 2002.

The independent audit body, in a January 24 decision released Wednesday, also rebuffed the appeal of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of the... Read more

First phase of e-jeepney rollout set for June

Category: E-vehicles
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/17/2018
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THE GOVERNMENT is set to roll out in June the first batch of electric jeepneys, Malacañang said on Thursday.

“We are pleased to announce that as part of the Department of Transportations’ (DoTr) Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), the first batch of modern electric jeepneys will be rolled out in June,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. told reporters in a... Read more

Enabling law needed to add nuke power in energy mix

Category: Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/17/2018
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Congress needs to fast-track the passage of an enabling legislation for the country to develop nuclear technology as an “alternative energy” source, Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian said on Thursday, citing the lack of legal framework to add nuclear power in the energy mix. Currently, the Department of Energy (DOE) is studying the possibility of adding nuclear power to the country’s energy mix.... Read more

PH nuclear legal framework ‘insufficient’

Category: Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/18/2018
Total views: 9

THE Philippines has no sufficient legal framework to tap nuclear energy as a power source, a lawmaker said on Thursday.

“All the gaps in our nuclear-energy legal framework would first need to be addressed by passing comprehensive legislation,” said Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy.

The country is yet to learn from more advanced nations in... Read more

DOE moves to address Aurora’s power woes

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/18/2018
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Following a Malacanang-led sortie at the Philippine Rise, the Department of Energy is pushing for expanded connection of Aurora to the national transmission grid, to support growth in the province’s northern towns.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi yesterday said he had met with officials of the Aurora Electric Cooperative (Aurelco) to discuss the island- and micro-grid... Read more

Legal framework for nuclear power needed – Sen. Gatchalian

Category: Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/18/2018
Total views: 9

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines needs to finalize the legal framework for the development of nuclear technology as a national power source, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said.

Gatchalian said the country has yet to ratify three key international nuclear conventions, namely the Convention on Nuclear Safety, the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of... Read more

Napocor energizes 41-km Calapan-Galera power line

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/18/2018
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MANILA, Philippines — The National Power Corporation (Napocor) on Saturday energized the 69 kV Calapan – Puerto Galera transmission line in Oriental Mindoro, improving the reliability of power dispatch in the province.

Witnessing the switch-on, Department of Energy Undersecretary Wimpy Fuentebella stressed the importance of strengthening infrastructure facilities to ensure... Read more

Mitigating oil price hikes

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/17/2018
Total views: 27

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, which kicked in at the start of 2018, is largely seen – rightly or wrongly – as one of the biggest reasons why consumers are seeing successive increases in the prices of goods.

The consumer price index (CPI), which measures the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods and services, such as transportation, food... Read more

Pay govt P147B for Malampaya, oil firms ordered

Category: Natural Gas
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/17/2018
Total views: 23

The unremitted share of the government in the Malampaya Natural Gas Project that is due from contractors Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), Shell Philippines and Chevron has reached P146.79 billion from 2002 to 2016, according to the Commission on Audit (CoA).

Meanwhile, the commission has affirmed the notice of charge (NC) on “uncollected” P53-billion income tax from 2002 to... Read more

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