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Crews preparing to enter underground nuke dump

In this March 7, 2014 photo released the U.S. Department of Energy, specially-trained workers make unmanned tests inside a nuclear waste dump in Carlsbad, N.M. AP File photo

The Department of Energy said Thursday it expects to get underground next week to begin investigating the cause and extent of a mysterious radiation leak from the United States government’s nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

There’s enough power in Luzon, Visayas, says Coloma

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang cautioned industry players and the public on Tuesday against “drawing scenarios” that could create panic over the country’s power supply, insisting that the Department of Energy was monitoring the situation every hour.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Stop blame game on Mindanao blackout, Palace tells DOE, NPC

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Stop finger-pointing, Malacañang said Sunday, as the National Power Corporation (NPC) belied the Department of Energy’s (DOE) explanation on the recent Mindanao blackout.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mindanao power improves but outages persist

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Most of Mindanao’s power system was back online Friday after a day of disruptions due to still-unknown reasons, the authorities said.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao still awaiting explanation for power failure

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Mindanao business executives demanded an explanation Friday for the eight-hour Mindanao-wide power failure on Thursday, saying the government’s failure to say what actually happened could only increase people’s anxiety and lead to more losses for business.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOE head vows anew to restore electricity

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After taking flak for failing to energize by Christmas Eve last year areas that Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is at it again, setting another target for power restoration in Davao Oriental province.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOE vows to restore power in storm-hit areas

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Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After receiving a scolding from President Benigno Aquino III, Malacañang on Wednesday said the Department of Energy has taken responsibility and promised to restore electricity in Davao Oriental and other typhoon-hit areas.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No power shortage this summer, says DoE

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The Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday assured the public that there is enough power supply for the country this summer season.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to use Malaya thermal plant to avert power shortage in summer

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The Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal. PHOTO FROM PILILLAONLINE.COM

The government is set to utilize the 600-megawatt Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal to help avert possible brownouts during summer when demand for electricity is usually higher.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Groups protest power rate hike at Meralco branches

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Protesters rally in front of a Meralco Bayad Center in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and Malacañang to junk the proposed P4.15/kwH increase.

On the eve of the second round of oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the power rate hike, consumer and militant groups held a series of protests on Monday in various Meralco Bayad Centers in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and the Malacañang to junk the Meralco proposal to increase electricity rate.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Petilla admission proof of collusion, says Rep. Colmenares

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Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla and Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares. AP/INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla’s admission that there was adequate power supply when the Malampaya natural gas facility went off grid for one month last year is proof that there was collusion among the energy market players to ramp up prices, according to militant party-list members at the House of Representatives.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino warns power firms: Don’t pass added costs

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President Benigno S. Aquino III . FILE PHOTO BY RYAN LIM/MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Benigno Aquino III is cool to proposals that he exercise emergency powers to allow government to expedite the construction of power plants and avert a purported power crisis.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Meralco may stand alone in defending power rate increase

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Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It is the duty of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to defend questions on the record-high P4.15 per kilowatt-hour power rate increase, the government lawyers told the Supreme Court.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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