Philippines Energy

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In response to public demand, the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed its commitment to reducing monthly energy bills, which have long weakened household purchasing power. Previous administrations have endeavoured to improve transparency across the sector and reduce energy costs, evident by the creation of the Electric...


The signing of Executive Order No. 30 (EO 30) by President Rodrigo Duterte in June 2017 is set to nurture the long-term goals of the Philippine Energy Plan 2017-40 (PEP) by acting as a catalyst for major energy projects. The order seeks to address the lengthy and cumbersome permit process, which, in turn, has stalled investment and restricted...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Philippines 2018

The prevailing narrative of the Philippines’ energy sector in recent years has centred around energy security concerns and the challenge of meeting growing demand. Efforts to realign the energy sector were ramped up during 2017 with the launch of reforms targeting investment and the promotion of efficiency. Modifications to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 have come at a critical...

Rapid macroeconomic growth has worked to strengthen trade and investment in the Philippines. Build, Build, Build – the government’s infrastructure development agenda – is supporting soaring imports, while the fast-growing manufacturing export base remains an economic mainstay.

Large-scale commitments by the Philippine government will increase sustainable power’s already significant contribution to the energy mix.

Major energy projects in the Philippines are set to receive a substantial boost following changes to the approval system, with new reforms expected to dramatically speed up implementation.

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