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

DOE urges players to adopt energy efficiency measures

Category: Energy, Energy Efficiency
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The Department of Energy (DOE) is urging industry players to employ energy efficiency measures to lower demand, raise energy security, and generate savings for the country.

In a speech read by DOE assistant secretary Robert Uy, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi cited governance and resiliency as important components of the government’s energy policy.

“We... Read more

Sabang Renewable launches hybrid plant

Category: Energy, Renewable Energy
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SABANG Renewable Energy Corp. (SREC) has broken ground on a hybrid power plant with its own microgrid in Palawan to provide round-the-clock electricity to the area.

The project will consist of a 1.4-megawatt peak (MWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant with a 2.3-megawatt per hour (MWh) battery storage system and 1.2-MW diesel generators to power its 14-circuit-kilometer distribution... Read more

Oil firms to implement new oil prices Tuesday

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
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THE oil firms will implement a new round of oil price hike today of as much as P0.65 per liter to reflect the movement in the international petroleum market.

The oil firms raised pump prices by P0.65 per liter for diesel and  kerosene and P0.40 per liter for gasoline, the second consecutive weekly oil price increase effective 6am April 24.

“Seaoil will increase gasoline by P0.40... Read more

DOE seeks ERC’s priority action on 4 key measures

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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Following the injunctive relief rendered by the Court of Appeals on the four Commissioners, it shall be ‘business as usual’ for the Energy Regulatory Commission – thus, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been appealing to them to prioritize at least four key measures that have direct impact on the consumers’ electric bills as well as on the quality of service afforded them.

Two... Read more

All Baguio gov’t facilities to use renewable, energy-saving tech

Category: Renewable Energy
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BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has signed a city ordinance requiring all government offices and facilities in the city to use energy conservation technologies like Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) light bulbs and renewable energy systems to save on energy, power bills, and for a clean environment.

City information office chief Aileen Refuerzo said Domogan signed City... Read more

TransCo withdraws bid to interconnect power grids

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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NATIONAL Transmission Corp. (TransCo) will no longer vie to control the project to control the interconnection of the Visayas and Mindanao power transmission grids to avoid further delay, Energy officials said.

“That plan is no longer in effect,” Alfonso G. Cusi, secretary of the Department of Energy (DoE), told reporters about TransCo’s bid to handle the project, which its... Read more

DoE submits nuclear policy recommendation

Category: Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
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THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it submitted to the President last week its recommendation on the national policy on nuclear energy, which will detail how the country should proceed with the Bataan nuclear power plant.

“I submitted it to the President. I submitted the papers, the policy direction and the national policy proposal,” DoE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi told... Read more

Cusi files request to tap Malampaya fund for exploration vessel acquisition

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Energy
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A request to tap Malampaya fund to purchase an exploration vessel has been submitted by the Department of Energy (DOE).

“I proposed that we acquire a scientific exploration vessel using the Malamapaya fund so we won’t be dependent on others. I want the DOE to have one. I submitted already my request,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said.

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NREB’s Layug resigns post

Category: Energy, Renewable Energy
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Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has announced the resignation of National Renewable Energy Board (NREB)  Chairman Jose M. Layug Jr.

NREB is the advisory body tasked by the law to recommend policies, rules and standards to govern the implementation of the law, which granted fiscal and nonfiscal incentives to renewable-energy projects.

“When... Read more

Shell remains keen on LNG project in PHL

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Natural Gas
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SHELL Philippines remains keen on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) investment in the country, even as the company has yet to formally inform the Department of Energy (DOE) about it.

Pilipinas Shell President and CEO Cesar Romero said at the sidelines of Asia Forum on Enterprise for Society that Shell has not yet submitted a proposal to the government. However, he said, the company “remains... Read more


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