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Petilla: In case of emergency only

August 6, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 6, 2014   It is better to have emergency powers to deal with a potential power shortage next year and not need it, than to need it and not have it. That, in gist, is how Energy Secretary Ikot Petilla explained why he publicly sought […]

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Power and the pursuit of equity

June 9, 2014

Introspective by Raul V. Fabella (Business World) June 8, 2014   INEQUALITY is back. The trigger is the book Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty. Three allusions to the book have appeared in the BusinessWorld opinion section in the last month alone. Piketty claims that ever-rising income inequality is the inevitable harvest of unimpeded market economies. And […]

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China-made power plant performs badly

May 5, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 5, 2014     Power reserves for the Luzon grid may end up in the worrisome single digit at peak if the American owners of a brand new power plant made in China are forced to shut it down for repairs. The newest major power […]

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Regulatory failure

January 29, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star)January 29, 2014   Any which way I look, it is obvious that the power price surge is due to regulatory failure. Even if there is collusion among generators or among generators and the NGCP and Meralco, government is still to blame for failure to detect it […]

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