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Climate Reality PH launches renewable energy campaign

The Climate Reality Project Philippines launched today its energy literacy campaign called Murang Kuryente, Masiglang Pamayanan in line with its efforts to sustain the momentum gained by renewable energy development in the country in the past year.

The launch coincides with the global day of action led by former US Vice President Al Gore, founder and chairperson of The Climate Reality Project, entitled “24 Hours of Reality: Let’s Get Real.” The goal of this global movement is to rally people around the world to demand the real policy change required to cut fossil fuel emissions and transition to a just clean-energy economy.

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Rapid PHL energy transition best for faster economic recovery – private sector

Corporate directors stress the urgency to fast track the energy transition in the country, heeding the Code Red warning issued by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) earlier this year.

“Evidence clearly shows even before the pandemic that coal has been intermittent and unreliable. As households and the private sector struggle with the economic impacts of COVID-19, data also shows coal is the reason behind spiking electricity bills and rotating blackouts. Continuing with coal is Code Red for businesses,” said Jephraim Manansala, chief data scientist of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), in the first part of the Pilipinas: Aspire, Rise, Sustain corporate governance series organized by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) with ICSC and The Climate Reality Project Philippines.

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Eleventh Hour: Hope and optimism through youth-led local climate solutions

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders Keith Ancheta and Niña Catipon wrote about maintaining optimism in the face of the climate crisis.

They urge those who are losing hope in humanity to find inspiration in the climate actions and initiatives spewing from the determination of the youth to change things around and create a better reality for all.

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Seasoned climate activists on the race to save the world: No time for despair

Time is running out to save the world from the catastrophic impacts of climate change but there is no time for despair. Climate and environmental actions must continue if we want to ensure a livable planet for the generations to come.

This was communicated during the 15th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Power Relay: Race to a Better Reality” by climate activists fighting for a just and accelerated clean energy transition in one of the world’s biggest polluting countries.

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Emerging grassroots-led clean energy solutions to expand electricity access in underserved communities

Despite the enactment of the Renewable Energy Act in 2008, the Philippines has seen a slow uptake of renewable energy as the government faces the challenge of meeting the increasing energy demand from a growing population and economy.

However, over the past years, community-based and grassroots renewable energy-related initiatives have emerged across the country through the efforts of non-governmental organizations, start-ups, people’s organizations, and small and medium enterprises.

These initiatives took the center stage during the 14th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Power to the People! Community-Led Renewable Energy Initiatives in the Philippines.”

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Eleventh Hour: Why Mindanao is key to the clean energy future of the Philippines

In this week’s article for our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour, Climate Reality Leader Philline Donggay highlighted the opportunity to deprioritize building utility-scale power plants requiring large transmission towers and advance distributed and decentralized clean energy systems that will better cater to the small pockets of unelectrified communities in the Mindanao region.

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