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Water vs Power: Can dams solve 2 major crises?

MANILA, Philippines – On normal days, the Angat dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan releases an average of 50 cubic meters per second of water, initially passing through penstock and turbines to produce a maximum of 246-megawatts (MW) of electricity.

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PCCI says nuclear energy to solve power crisis
'Emergency powers not solution to power crisis'
'Emergency powers to benefit private firms'

MANILA, Philippines -- A debt coalition strongly criticized the possible granting of emergency powers to President Arroyo as a solution to the power crisis in Mindanao. The move, according to them, would only benefit the private power players through increased power rates.

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Arroyo to declare power crisis in Mindanao
Power crisis in Metro to ease on weekend - NGCP
Palace mulls state of calamity in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will study a proposal by the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) to place Mindanao under a state of calamity due to the ongoing energy crisis and the El Niño.

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'Emergency powers to benefit private firms'
Congress mulls emergency powers for Arroyo amid power crisis
Did Arroyo need emergency powers at all?

MANILA, Philippines -- Did President Gloria Arroyo need emergency powers to solve the power shortage in Mindanao?

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'Emergency powers to benefit private firms'
House: Emergency powers for Arroyo on power crisis
Meralco files petition to lower March generation charge

MANILA, Philippines - Power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has filed a petition before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) seeking to lower the hike in the generation charge for March billing to ease the financial burden on consumers.

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Power rate hikes seen this month
Arroyo to declare power crisis in Mindanao
'Emergency powers to benefit private firms'

MANILA, Philippines -- A debt coalition strongly criticized the possible granting of emergency powers to President Arroyo as a solution to the power crisis in Mindanao.

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Arroyo to declare power crisis in Mindanao
Power crisis in Metro to ease on weekend - NGCP
San Miguel plans to build 150-300 MW coal plant

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE 2) - Food-to-power conglomerate San Miguel Corp plans to build a 150-300 megawatt coal-fired plant in southern Philippines, the company president said on Friday.

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Why rotating blackouts have delayed warnings
Blackouts hit Metro Manila, Luzon--again
Push to revive Bataan nuclear plant timely?

Proponents cite current volatile oil prices and clean debt slate of the mothballed power plant. But the 2010 elections is 6 months away.

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Timeline: Nuclear Power in the Philippines
What energy shortage? Reyes' estimates confusing

MANILA - The scare of power outages in 2010-specifically on Election Day-is unfounded. At worst, the chances of brownouts on May 10 itself are slim.

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Possible blackout looms over 2010 elections
Nothing to fear from emergency powers: Reyes
Meralco: No power outage in 2010
'Malampaya case affects other oil fields, Spratlys claim'

Limiting Palawan’s jurisdiction isn’t just about who gets control of US$10 biilion in revenues.

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Oil found in Palawan
At last, oil in Palawan (video)
Palace, Palawan face off over Malampaya's $10 billion

To deprive the province of its share, the national gov’t tries varying territorial definitions.
Tax expert encourages investors to bet on renewables

"Now is the best time to invest in renewable energy."

Surprisingly, this advice is coming not from an environmental advocate but from a tax accountant.
UP professors push geothermal as better and cheaper option to nuclear power

Instead of re-opening the controversial Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) the government should focus on enhancing geothermal power capacity in Visayas and Mindanao as a way to fill the projected 2012 energy shortage.
Change your lifestyle-and mitigate global warming

"What's with the electric toothbrush?" Ramon Sales, convenor of the Philippine Network on Climate Change, asked as he wondered at people's seemingly growing fixation on anything that could be plugged in.
Time to go nuke…or not?

Many countries are now opting for nuclear power to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and address global warming. Will the Philippines follow suit?

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Push to revive Bataan nuclear plant timely?
Timeline: Nuclear Power in the Philippines

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PSALM assets seizure seen to worsen power woes

as of 08/27/2014 6:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The power crisis could come earlier if the sheriff's office succeeds in garnishing the properties, collectibles and assets of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) after retrenched employees of Napocor won a P60 billion lawsuit at the Supreme Court.

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Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power

as of 08/27/2014 12:04 AM

The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited law to bolster the geothermal energy industry and tap the power of the vast archipelago's scores of volcanoes.

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Iloilo, Capiz, hit by 10-hour power blackout

as of 08/20/2014 9:43 PM

Residents of several towns in Iloilo and Capiz suffered from a 10-hour power blackout after heavy rains destroyed two towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) early Wednesday morning.
 

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Student teams gear for 2011 Shell Eco-marathon Asia

MANILA, Philippines – The first ever Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia just ended last month in Malaysia, yet Philippine student teams are already planning for next year’s competition.

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