Philippines

Southeast Asia Grapples with Renewable Energy

With the Paris Agreement on climate change entering into force on Nov. 4, the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations far behind on the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy to powe...

Southeast Asia Stumbles on Biofuels

Although countries in Southeast Asia have respectfully committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the landmark pact adopted in Paris in 2015, regional economic and political developments have either slo...

Bonn Climate Negotiations

The past few days of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, have been the focus of heated discussions over whether or not private companies should be allowed to participate as observers...

Global Climate Change: Impossible Goals?

Given the overwhelming and seemingly almost uncontrollable amount of greenhouse gases pouring into the world’s atmosphere, it is starting to seem impossible to meet the 1.5C rise limit in temperatures by 20...

Duterte Likely to Go His Own Way on Energy

While presumptive Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has named the men who will hold several key posts in the incoming government, he has yet to name the individual who will head the Department of Energy, whi...

Anti-Coal Movement Grows in Philippines

A year ago, with the Philippine economy soaring upward along with its expanding population, energy officials issued environmental compliance certificates for 21 new coal-fired plants to meet the country’s burge...

US Top Court Imperils Asia Climate Control Efforts

Only a few months after the historic signing of the United Nations-sponsored COP-21 climate agreement in Paris in December, there are already signs of its possible failure. Early last week, the United State...

The Philippines in 2016

After five years of moderate success, the Philippines in 2016 will enter into one of the highest risk scenarios for doing business that the country has experienced in years, according to a report by the Manil...