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

Presidential directive sought on new oil contracting round’s tax regime

Category: Petroleum Resources
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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A directive from the Office of the President is being sought for a clearer policy on tax regime that shall be applied on the Department of Energy’s invitation for “unsolicited tenders” on petroleum exploration investments in the country.

 

 

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi told reporters that he already lodged specific plea to Malacañang on that pressing... Read more

Cusi pushes energy resiliency policy

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
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MANILA, Philippines — Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the implementation of an energy resiliency policy is critical in securing power supply, particularly in Albay province which was directly affected by Mayon Volcano’s eruption.

In a coordination meeting in Albay held over the weekend, the energy chief emphasized the significance of implementing the... Read more

DOE sets rehab path for BNPP

Category: Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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Foreign experts from Russia and South Korea have rendered in their study outcomes that it is still highly feasible to pursue rehabilitation of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), and the Department of Energy (DOE) wants to give it the ‘final shot’ albeit it is apprehensive of community approval to the project.

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi admitted that... Read more

TRAIN taxes throwing fisherfolks into ‘debt trap’

Category: Economy, Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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As various business segments feel like they are being spun in a whirlpool because of consumer-cost cataclysm out of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, the country’s fisher folks are adding to the voice of dissent on fears that high fuel excise taxes could throw them into a debt trap.

The fisher folks reportedly raised their concern with the oil companies that are... Read more

DoE poised to extend FiT for biomass, hydro

Category: Biomass Energy, Hydropower Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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THE Department of Energy (DoE) is set to extend the feed-in tariff (FiT) allocation to complete the construction of stalled biomass and run-of-river hydropower projects.

Before signing the circular on the extension of the FiT scheme, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the department needed to reconcile the remaining capacity to be subscribed for biomass and hydro... Read more

DoE donates 200 e-trikes to Marawi

Category: E-vehicles
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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The Energy Department has donated 200 energy-efficient electric tricycles funded by a loan from the Asian Development Bank to the local government units of Marawi as part of its efforts to help rebuild the city.

The donation will be made through the Task Force Bangon Marawi with a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the turnover of the e-trikes.

A total of 3,000 e-trikes... Read more

Cusi says 2 LNG bids rejected by PNOC

Category: Natural Gas
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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Philippine National Oil Co. rejected two unsolicited proposals out of the seven groups that expressed interest in teaming up with the government to build the country’s planned $2-billion liquefied natural gas facility.

“There are seven partners who submitted. I think they (PNOC) are on the third proposal. The first two they found it unacceptable so they are in the third... Read more

International experts find Bataan Nuclear Plant repairable

Category: Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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International nuclear experts found the mothballed 620-megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant repairable, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said over the weekend.

Technicians from Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corp. and other international nuclear experts already presented to the department the results of their study on the 30-year old BNPP, according to... Read more

Cusi orders Meralco to explain P0.08 per kWh power rate increase

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has asked Manila Electric Co. to explain its computation of a P0.08 per kilowatt-hour increase in electricity rates following the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN, tax package.

“… I asked Meralco how did it  arrive at P0.08 per kWh,” Cusi told reporters.

Cusi directed Energy... Read more

Biomass, hydro perks extended

Category: Biomass Energy, Hydropower Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Total views: 83

The Energy Department will extend the installation target for the availment of feed-in-tariff rates by biomass and run-of-river hydro projects for another two years, a top official said.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said he was verifying some numbers before signing the extension of the feed-in-tariff for the renewable projects.

“For biomass and hydro,... Read more

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