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Localized, renewable energy solutions needed to electrify underserved communities

Renewable energy systems tailored fit per locality are the best solution to rising fossil fuel prices and energy poverty across the Philippines. This was highlighted by Cebu-based clean energy advocate Jovie Gil Montajes during the third episode of Klima Ug Kalikupan, a joint webcast series by Cebu Technological University (CTU) and The Climate Reality Project Philippines.

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GEOP lowers electricity bills for business enterprises

Availing the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) will bring significant savings on the electricity costs of business enterprises, a representative of Vita Tropic Ice Company, Inc. said during The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ energy literacy and movement-building training session held earlier this month.

Vita Tropic is among the few and first GEOP switchers in the country. The GEOP is a new mechanism implemented by the DOE that allows electricity end-users with an average 100kW or above to source their electricity from renewable energy sources.

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Eleventh Hour: Can nuclear energy lower electricity costs in the Philippines?

Both the outgoing and incoming administrations seem to be keen on nuclear energy, but questions remain: “Can it really lower electricity costs in the country and is it really worth investing our resources into given the falling costs of renewable energy?”PInoy Climate Reality Leader Ian Soqueño answered these questions in our column Eleventh Hour this week.

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