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South Korean energy firms eye investments in Philippines

SOUTH KOREAN businesses have renewed their interest in the Philippines, especially in the energy sector, according to the Board of Investments (BoI). In a statement...

BoI approves incentives for renewable energy projects

THE Board of Investments on Friday approved tax incentives for nine renewable energy projects worth P26.7 billion under the Investments Priorities Plan 2017. In a...

Renewable energy rules may be ready by start of 2018

THE National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) expects the rules on renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and green energy options (GEO) to be cleared by yearend...

PHL holds talks with China, Japan, other partners on energy ventures

By Victor V. Saulon Sub-Editor THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) said on Monday that the Philippines has held bilateral talks with China, Japan, Singapore, and the...

Biomass, run-of-river to be recommended for FiT extension

THE National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) is finalizing its recommendation to the Energy department to extend the feed-in-tariff (FiT) system for biomass and run-of-river...

Energy and infrastructure

At the successful 2nd Annual Philippines Energy and Infrastructure Forum held recently sponsored by PNB Capital, BPI Capital and PJS Law, topics included the...

DoE consulting with NGCP on power reserves of grid operator

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has met with officials of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to assess the reserved power available...

ERC clears NGCP plan to link Visayas, Mindanao grids

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has granted provisional authority to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to implement the interconnection between the...

DoE to clear up land component of LNG project

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said there was a “mis-appreciation” on the part of representatives of the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) on a...

PNOC’s budget proposal hits snag at Senate

THE SENATE has questioned the budget proposal of over P500 million for Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) at a hearing for the Department of...

Conflicting policies always hit consumers

The Department of Energy’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 is reflective of the administration’s aim of ensuring energy security, in line with President...

Bataan nuclear power plant can be revived for manufacturing

THE PHILIPPINE Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) said the Bataan nuclear power plant, which cost the country billions of dollars but was never fueled to...

Basic Energy ties up with Solmax Power

LISTED Basic Energy Corp. said it has tied up with Solmax Power Limited of Hong Kong for the former’s intended expansion into solar projects...

SC urged: Compel DENR and DoE to review coal plants ‘proliferation’

A GROUP of environmental advocates and lawyers petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday to compel the Department of Energy (DoE) and Department of Environment...

How the Philippines performs in WEF's Energy Architecture

The Philippines' ranking dropped though its scores improved in the World Economic Forum's Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) 2016. See more details on the...