Philippines

Coordinates: 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122

The Philippines (i/ˈfɪlpnz/; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,500 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City; both are part of Metro Manila.

To the north of the Philippines across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan; Vietnam sits west across the South China Sea; southwest lies Malaysia in the island of Borneo across the Sulu Sea, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia; while to the east it is bounded by the Philippine Sea and the island-nation of Palau. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. At approximately 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi), the Philippines is the 72nd-largest country in the world.

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Nuclear plant proposal draws mixed reaction among senators

Manila Standard 30 Nov 2022
Sen Risa Hontiveros said insisting on nuclear energy use in the Philippines will be taking a step backwards into the past, and not into a sustainable and peaceful future ... “Worse, radioactive waste and raw material for nuclear energy in the Philippines could be a target for local ......
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Gogoro to launch pilot project in Manila next year

Taipei Times 30 Nov 2022
In light of Gogoro’s experience in Taiwan, the Philippines expects the company’s mobility solution to be beneficial in a densely populated region like Metro Manila, Philippine Energy Utilization Management Bureau Director Patrick Aquino said in the statement ... The Philippines can learn from Taiwan’s experience,” Aquino said....
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Unicapital bags ‘innovative deal of the year’ award

Manila Standard 30 Nov 2022
Before the CREIT offering, not a single power company—much less renewable energy firm—tried the nascent Philippine REIT market as an avenue in going public, Unicapital senior vice president Pamela Louise Victoriano said during the ABF ceremony. This allowed the Philippine REIT market to be dominated by office-themed REITs....
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Aboitiz Power unit launches operations of floating battery energy storage system

Manila Standard 30 Nov 2022
Therma Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., said Wednesday its 49-megawatt battery energy storage system in Maco, Davao de Oro began commercial operations ... Aboitiz Power and its partners are the largest owners and operators of renewable energy in the Philippines based on installed capacity....
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Sustainable energy expert of Ghanaian descent appointed to US President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business ...

Joy Online 30 Nov 2022
An astute entrepreneur with his work impacting millions of people around the world, Osei-Sarpong and his team recently signed a $2 billion letter of intent with the Philippines for Clean Energy Demand Initiative (CEDI) and is at various stages of development and execution of clean energy projects in Africa....
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Foundation urges planting of more trees

Manila Standard 30 Nov 2022
“Bolstering its climate action initiatives, SMC subsidiary SMC Global Power Holdings Corp ...Plant a tree and gain immortality. “ ... The company said it is also expanding the scope of the project to reforest areas around its new Battery Energy Storage System facilities —the first and largest such network in the Philippines and Southeast Asia ... .......
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Philippines regulators consider energy storage ownership rules and definition – report

Energy Storage News 29 Nov 2022
The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) and regulators are considering changing rules governing ownership of grid-connected energy storage systems ... Meanwhile, the Manilla Bulletin noted that many in the Philippines energy sector believe a more fittingly up to date definition of energy storage is required....
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Philippines increases net-metering size limit for renewables to 1 MW

PV Magazine 29 Nov 2022
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the Philippines has approved new rules for distributed energy resources (DERs) with capacities up to 1 MW ... Since 2008, the Philippines has only allowed net metering for renewable energy systems below 100 kW in size ... The Philippines plans to ......
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Combatting climate change is everyone’s role

Manila Standard 29 Nov 2022
Since every home in the Philippines requires energy to function efficiently, they can start by choosing products that offer energy-saving options ... On the other hand, since the Philippines is a tropical climate with hot summers and cold rainy seasons, Filipinos need to learn how to ......
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Ex-DOE chief Cusi charged with libel over Malampaya issue

Manila Standard 29 Nov 2022
4, 2022 statement uploaded on the DOE website in response to several Senate Committee on Energy hearings led by Gatchalian on the transfer of Chevron Philippines Ltd.’s 45-percent participating interest in Chevron Malampaya Philippines to UC Malampaya Philippines Pte Ltd, a Udenna Holdings Corporation subsidiary....
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PNRI: Options still open on PH acquisition of nuclear plants

Manila Standard 29 Nov 2022
A Philippine ... Philippine Nuclear Research Institute executive director Carlo Arcilla indicated that other options were on the table ... France, China, and Japan were also known users of nuclear energy and may provide assistance to the Philippines should President Ferdinand Marcos Jr....
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The cost of renewables

The Jakarta Post 29 Nov 2022
The Philippines, for instance, recently announced divestment of its investment in the South Luzon Thermal Energy Corp....

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