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Higher electricity rates set in January

November 3, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Electricity rates are expected to be higher by four centavos per kilowatt-hour by January next year with the implementation of the so-called feed-in-tariff allowance (FIT-ALL), a kind of incentive provisionally approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for renewable energy players. In an Oct. 7 order that was made public yesterday, the […]


Categories: DOE / FIT / News


Group hits DOE plan to raise solar installation target

June 16, 2014

A group of prominent economists and sociopolitical thinkers vehemently opposed a government plan to increase the installation target for solar energy, warning that this would unduly burden Filipino consumers with at least P12 billion a year for the next 20 years or a total of P240 billion in additional electricity charges. Reacting to the Department […]


Categories: DOE / FEF / FEF Press Release / FIT / News

Think tank condemns ‘abnormal profits’ for renewable energy generators

June 16, 2014

A THINK-TANK associated with former government economic managers has attacked the subsidy regime for solar energy, saying the scheme will effectively raise power rates by P12 billion annually over the next 20 years and give renewable energy generators “abnormal profits.” The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) added that the Department of Energy’s plans for solar […]


Categories: DOE / FEF / FEF Press Release / FIT / News

Common sense on common station

June 13, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 13, 2014   I have no strong feelings on whether the LRT1/MRT 3 common station should be on the SM or Ayala Trinoma side of the tracks. To me, this is a technical issue best addressed by strictly technical considerations… or as is in this […]


Categories: Boo Chanco / DOTC / FEF / FIT / Opinion

Insisting on freebie it’s not entitled to

October 15, 2012

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 15, 2012   I admire the Ayala Group for a lot of things which was why I was surprised to learn that they too could be cheap enough to try and get a freebie from government that’s questionable. It managed to convince ERC to give […]


Categories: Boo Chanco / DOTC / FIT / Opinion / Renewable Energy


FEF opposes increase in installation targets for wind and solar

October 8, 2012

We, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, a public advocacy organization that believes in market-oriented reforms, good governance, and consumer protection, oppose any plan of the Department of Energy, to increase the Renewable Energy installation targets for wind and solar at the expense of reducing the installation targets of lower costing biomass and run of the […]


Categories: DOE / FEF Press Release / FIT / News / Renewable Energy

Meralco cautions gov’t on feed-in tariff plan

September 25, 2012

Manila Electric Co., the country’s biggest power distributor, has cautioned the government regarding the imposition of the feed-in-tariff allowance (FIT-ALL) on consumers as this might have a significant impact on electricity bills. In a commentary sent by Meralco to the Energy Regulatory Commission, the distribution utility pointed out, in particular, the proposed guidelines for the […]


Categories: FIT / Meralco / News / Renewable Energy

Cojuangco says FIT is a burden and a shackle that Filipinos don’t deserve

July 21, 2012

July 19, 2012 – Former Congressman Mark O. Cojuangco warns that should the ERC grant the petition of Renewable Energy (RE) proponents and the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) to allow the imposition of Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) for electricity produced from renewable energy sources, it will result in an unreasonable and unjustifiable added charge for each and every […]


Categories: FIT / News

Solar No Solution to Mindanao Power Crisis

April 10, 2012

Vested interests, in the guise of being environmental activists, are clamoring for the quick installation of solar projects to solve the power blackouts in Mindanao. However, together with their loud demand for solar projects, which are supposed to be environmentally friendly, is an insistence by vested interests to immediately implement the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) for solar […]


Categories: DOE / Environment / FEF Press Release / FIT / News / Renewable Energy

Bidding pushed for RE incentives

March 12, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) wants to bid out incentives for upcoming renewable energy projects instead of all ventures getting perks, the Department of Energy (DOE) said. DOE Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras said the JCPC sent a letter to the DOE as members of the Congress and Senate favor bidding out incentives […]


Categories: FIT / News / Renewable Energy

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