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DOE admission of power reserve lack puts Palace on defensive

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Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday maintained that it did not lie about the energy situation in the country despite the Department of Energy’s admission to lawmakers that the looming power shortage in 2015 will only be around 21 to 31 megawatts in the buffer supply.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Consumer group to DOE: Use ‘brain power,’ not emergency powers, to avert energy crisis

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A militant group on Tuesday advised the Department of Energy (DOE) to use its ‘brain power’ instead of pushing for the granting emergency powers to President Benigno Aquino III to avoid the projected thinning of energy reserves in the summer of 2015.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Consumer group rebuffs looming power shortage, opposes additional authority for Aquino

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A consumer group on Friday opposed granting President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to address a power shortage in 2015.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Western Visayas power rate hike probed

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The Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Board are looking into complaints of electric cooperatives in Western Visayas about the abrupt increase in power rates imposed by the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Another coal plant in Mindanao to rise in Zambo

ENERGY Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even before Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla warned of a power shortage of up to 900 megawatts next year, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) had already approved a proposal by an independent power producer to build a 118-megawatt coal-fired power plant here.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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