Gov’t stance on coal deemed unclear

More than two months after the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a moratorium on new coal-fired projects, the government has yet to spell out this new policy that environment advocates have welcomed.Meanwhile, private firms are firming up commitments to ditch coal eventually, but the same environmentalists profess the same impatience on the slowness of divestment […]

FIT-All rate increase for RE to greet consumers

Electricity consumers will be greeted with a “Happy New Year rate hike” as they will need to pay more as subsidy to renewable energy (RE) projects via the feed-in-tariff allowance (FIT-All) line item in the electric bills that had been jacked up to P0.0983 per kilowatt hour (kwh), almost double if compared to the current […]

ERC orders Meralco to refund P1.4 billion over collection

MANILA, Philippines — The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to refund customers of over collections of P1.4 billion in pass through charges and collect under recoveries of P2.38 billion in generation rate.

Trina Solar completes 35MW Solar Power Plant in Vietnam

Trina Solar just completed the construction of the 35MW Trung Son Solar Power Plant in Vietnam. The project has achieved commercial operation and is the company’s second utility scale solar plant in Vietnam following its 42MW Phong Phu project. Trina Solar served as a Turn-Key Solution provider wherein it developed, designed, constructed and connected the […]

Indonesia’s Nuclear Dream, Revived?

Is Indonesia looking to go nuclear under the Joko Widodo government? In February 2020, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister of maritime affairs and former chief of staff to President Widodo, publicly complained that powerful countries like the United States do not consider Indonesia a serious international player because of its lack of nuclear weapons, seizing […]