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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Energy security key to US-Philippine collaboration

The Manila Times 12 Jul 2024
Carlson added that the Department of Energy and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation likewise forged an agreement that will provide scholarship for capacity building and workforce development in the Philippine's civil nuclear industry ... of the Philippines' power system....
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Balicasan: High power cost, ease of doing business are foreign investors' major concerns in the Philippines

Manila Bulletin 12 Jul 2024
Balicasan, however, said that while the Energy department is into it, there is a need for a whole-of-government approach to effectively address the high electricity cost in the Philippines ... Fortunately, Balicasan said the economic roadmap of the Philippines has become clear and was stipulated in the Philippine Development Plan for 2023-2028....
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Pangilinan hands over reins of SPNEC to Rubio

Manila Bulletin 12 Jul 2024
Pangilinan is stepping down as President and CEO of SP New Energy Corporation in favor of Emmanuel V ... This would also exceed the capacity of all grid-connected solar projects operating in the Philippines combined at over 1.5 GW, according to the Department of Energy’s latest figures as of 2023....
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China chip of World War III and 'galunggong' politics

The Manila Times 12 Jul 2024
... expanding windmill industry in the country, having already put up the highly successful wind power generation in Pililla, Rizal, and presently venturing into more of the renewable energy enterprise in Tanay, Rizal, and on Alabat Island in Quezon, fronting the West Philippine Sea....
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Pangilinan steps down from SPNEC posts

The Manila Times 12 Jul 2024
SP New Energy Corp ... (MGen) after retiring from Aboitiz Power Corp ... SPNEC also disclosed that it assigned the rights, title, and interest of the Terra project to Terra Solar Philippines, Inc. (TSPI) in order to prepare for new investments for the energy facility ... .......
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Marcos urges public: Be responsible energy users

Manila Bulletin 12 Jul 2024
A milestone project of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the P20.94-billion Energy Project of National Significance (EPNS) includes 395 transmission towers, 275.6 circuit kilometers of overhead lines, two new substations, and a total substation capacity of 2,000 megavolt-amperes (MVA)....
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Marcos vows to finish shelved Apeco projects

The Manila Times 12 Jul 2024
Last month, Apeco announced that it aims to entice investments in the agro-industrial, energy, and defense sectors. It does not want Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) and other gambling operations within the ecozone ... the Philippine Area of Responsibility this month....
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DoST, DoE partner to fund renewable energy innovations

The Manila Times 11 Jul 2024
THE DoST Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) will be opening the Call for Proposals for its Renewable Energy Science, Technology, and Innovation (Resti) Program on July 15, 2024 ... DoE (Department of Energy) also sets ......
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Meralco subsidiary energizes Japanese manufacturing firm with solar rooftop installation

Manila Bulletin 11 Jul 2024
Japanese-owned manufacturing firm Citizen Finedevice Philippines Corp ... The green energy facility with a capacity of ... As asserted by Citizen Finedevice Philippines President Tomoya Koyama, “we see our partnership with MSpectrum as the catalyst for our green energy journey.”....
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Amber Kinetics investing $400m in PH, US

Manila Standard 11 Jul 2024
Flywheel energy storage company Amber Kinetics is expanding its ......
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The waste-to-energy myth

The Manila Times 11 Jul 2024
LABELING waste-to-energy (WTE) as renewable and clean energy is arguably the biggest falsehood perpetrated in advocating for this method of power generation through incineration ... Unlike sunlight, wind or other natural sources of energy, garbage is inherently not renewable....
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DOST, Packworks partner for AI-powered sari-sari stores

Manila Bulletin 11 Jul 2024
A P3.5 million research funding from the DOST- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) Startup Grant Fund (SGF) Program will support Packworks' PHP 1.5 million allocation to develop a machine-learning-powered precision ......
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Green energy auctions to be held in 2024, 2025

The Manila Times 10 Jul 2024
In another development, the Energy Department said that coal usage in the Philippines was relatively still very low in reaction to a recent report that the country's dependence on the fuel had exceeded that of China and Indonesia ... The Energy Department, however, said "the power ......

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