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Gov’t told not to pawn power consumers on ‘expensive solution’

January 21, 2015

A group of economic thinkers has cautioned the government not to pawn the Filipino consumers for “expensive solutions” that shall be underpinned by the emergency powers being sought for President Aquino so he can intervene in solving next year’s feared electricity supply shortages. The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), in a statement to the media, […]


Categories: FEF / News / Renewable Energy


Technology and society

June 2, 2013

Introspective by Calixto Chikiamco (Business World) June 2, 2013   A FEW issues back, in a column entitled, “Paths to change,” I enumerated the possible catalysts for change and progress in the Philippines: an external threat, such as from China, that would spur domestic reforms as had happened in Japan, Taiwan and other countries; a […]


Categories: Calixto Chikiamco / Opinion / Renewable Energy


Ethanol: Zubiri’s folly, our burden

April 5, 2013

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 5, 2013   Those of us who own all types of motor vehicles should serve notice that we will not allow any politician to put our interest at risk. Punish Miguel Zubiri this May. Zubiri is the main author of the Biofuels Act of 2006 […]


Categories: Boo Chanco / Opinion / Renewable Energy


DOE Modifies FIT Availment Rules

February 12, 2013

The Department of Energy (DOE) is technically modifying the rules for the availment of feed-in-tariffs (FIT) by renewable energy (RE) developers, with it giving default advantage to projects which will be ahead in reaching commercial operations. Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla noted that the department will no longer award the installations prior to the […]


Categories: DOE / News / Renewable Energy

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

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

FEF only against subsidizing profits of high costing RE

February 24, 2012

LETTER TO THE EDITOR PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER  24 February 2012 We write in response to today’s column of Mr. Neal Cruz stating that the Foundation for Economic Freedom is against renewable energy and ascribing certain, inaccurate reasons for its opposition. First of all, FEF is not against renewable energy, especially geothermal and hydro, whose generation […]


Categories: Calixto Chikiamco / FIT / Opinion / Renewable Energy

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