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Reforms should lead to genuine power co-ops

We in the Mindanao cooperative movement simply view our rotating power outages as an intentional failure of the government.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Story of our power woes

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Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has recommended emergency powers for President Aquino to give the country additional supply of electricity. In the face of a looming shortfall in 2015, Malacañang has asked Congress to grant Mr. Aquino the extra powers.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Risky powers

Since 2012, the government had been warned that a shortage of electricity was very likely by 2015. That was after the Supreme Court stopped private investors from putting up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the Subic free port. President Aquino ignored the warning, but now he wants emergency powers to tackle a power crisis predicted inevitable in the summer of next year.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Let there be light

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We have all heard the news that Luzon will again face an energy crisis in 2015 even as the Visayas and Mindanao have been suffering rolling blackouts on a regular basis. The estimates are that we will have a shortage of 400 to 600 megawatts assuming that all existing power plants remain online—which is a best-case scenario.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

To avert power crisis, empower the people

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A solution to the looming power crisis is self-generation and distributed generation of energy through renewable sources. However, this solution is riddled with regulatory strangleholds that must be loosened to become viable.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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