By Cynthia D. Balana
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are scheduled to sign on Wednesday an agreement for the wider use of renewable energy in local governments, particularly in communities without electricity.
President Aquino supports renewable energy sources but current economic limitations dictate the continued pursuit of coal-based energy, according to the Climate Change Commission (CCC).
By Maricar Cinco
, Marrah Erika Lesaba
Learning green practices has become interactive in Batangas City. The Batangas City government and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) CEnergy (Climate Change and Clean Energy Project) have launched the “Bahay Kaalaman,” an interactive knowledge center-cum-museum to promote renewable energy sources, environmental codes and green practices.
By Stephen Norries A. Padilla
Although there are still “some people who argue that climate change is not real,” Trevor Lewis, deputy chief of mission of the British Embassy, said “many scientists are devoting their lives [to] studying climate change… People are actually taking serious steps to deal with this. Lots of scientific brains are looking at this.”
By Heherson T. Alvarez
As the world awaited the arrival of “Baby Seven Billion,” who demographers say is likely to be born in Asia, the international community remained unable to make any significant headway on pending vital environmental issues at the recently concluded Doha Climate Change Conference in Qatar.