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

‘Yellow label’ may help consumers cut energy bills

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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It is the color most hated by this administration, but according to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, “the yellow label” will be a major redeeming factor that could help Filipino consumers save on punishing energy bills.

He was referring to the yellow-based “energy efficient labeling” that the Department of Energy (DOE) sets on appliances so it can guide consumers... Read more

Make smart energy use your New Year’s resolution: Cusi

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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MANILA — Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi has suggested a New Year’s resolution for the public — to adopt an energy-efficient lifestyle.

“I’d like to emphasize the concept of smart energy utilization, so consumers can save on energy costs based on strategies already laid down by the government,” Cusi said.

He... Read more

DOE to oil companies: Tell public when you're imposing higher fuel tax

Category: Downstream Oil Industry
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) — The Department of Energy (DOE) said it will require oil companies to inform the public when they will hike fuel prices due to the tax reform law.

"The gasoline stations should post for the public to know that they are already charging excise tax for kerosene, gasoline or diesel," Energy Undersecretary Wimpy Fuentebella told CNN... Read more

DoE keen to deploy e-trikes – senior exec

Category: E-vehicles
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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Despite difficulties, the Department of Energy (DoE) remains determined to distribute the 3,000 electric tricycles (e-trikes) still in its possession, one of its officials said.

According to Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido 3rd, the department seeks to ease these difficulties—including the vehicle’s price and flawed deployment model, which he calls “restrictive”—by... Read more

PH tops Energy Sustainability ranking for 3rd year

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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(Taguig City). The Philippines ranked No. 1 in the World Energy Council’s World Energy Trilemma Index (WETI) 2017 for the third consecutive year for having the best energy environmental sustainability among 125 countries.

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi announced Monday the Philippines’ three-peat in WETI, which ranked countries according to the three... Read more

DOE sets ‘transition committee’ for WESM in Mindanao

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
Total views: 114

The Department of Energy (DOE) is pushing for the creation of a transition committee of overwhelming nine-man membership for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao.

The department has also prescribed the selection process of the individuals that shall comprise the southern spot market’s transition committee.

Although it is rather a small market compared to the... Read more

Malaya Thermal Plant can be privatized this year – DOE

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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THE 650-MEGAWATT (MW) MALAYA THERMAL POWER PLANT (TPP) IN RIZAL CAN FINALLY BE PRIVATIZED AFTER THE COUNTRY’S NATURAL GAS POLICY HAS BEEN ISSUED, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) SAID.

“This year might be the year that Malaya thermal power plant could be privatized. [It should be] converted into LNG power plant or coal plant,” DOE assistant secretary Leonido Pulido said.... Read more

Cusi to step out as PEMC chair

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
Total views: 76

The well-anticipated ingress of the Independent Market Operator (IMO) of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) targeted as early as February this year will also prompt the eventual exit of Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi as chairman of the board of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC).

That will similarly signal the end of the government... Read more

Senator seeks inquiry on ‘anomalous disbursements’ of Malampaya funds

Category: Natural Gas
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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LAWMAKER Sherwin T. Gatchalian has called for a Senate investigation into what he called “anomalous disbursements” worth billions of pesos of Malampaya funds under the past two administrations. “These funds were meant to finance the development of energy resources. Their usage for other purposes, and without following the clear procedural requirements concerning their disbursement, is a... Read more

DOE deploys inspectors to deter oil firms from TRAIN “abuse”

Category: Downstream Oil Industry
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
Total views: 87

MANILA — Oil companies, watch out.

The Oil Industry Management Bureau (OIMB) has deployed a team of inspectors to randomly check the inventories of service stations and depots nationwide.

This is to see if the oil firms are complying with the guidelines set by the Department of Energy (DOE) on the newly implemented Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

The... Read more

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