EDP Renewables APAC 254.8MWp Solar Farm in Thuan Bac, Vietnam

The Fight Against Coal In Southeast Asia

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which accounts for almost a dozen countries, includes several of the fastest growing economies in the world. Unfortunately, much of the energy that is fueling this economic development is coming from oil, natural gas, and most concerningly, coal. Approximately 40% of the power … [continued]

BYD Atto 3. Photo by Deriq Bernard Tribdino.

BYD Philippines Releases Atto 3 EV & Prepares To Open 19 More Dealers, 100 Charging…

AC Motors is reinforcing its commitment to electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the Philippines with the introduction of the latest addition to the BYD lineup, the Atto 3 hatchback. Simultaneously, the company plans to establish 100 charging stations across selected Ayala Land properties and projects nationwide by 2024. Mobility Access … [continued]

Image courtesy of APEC

China’s Growing EV Influence Around Asia Highlighted At San Francisco’s APEC Summit

The 2023 APEC Summit held in San Francisco last week marked a pivotal moment in the region’s commitment to transitioning towards a sustainable transportation future. In various conferences, ASEAN leaders pledged to accelerate their adoption and foster a conducive environment for EV growth. In a joint declaration issued at the … [continued]

The big guns from the Philippine EV scene, gather for the 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) representatives from Nissan, Hyundai, AC Motors, the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines. (Photo by Deriq Bernard Tribdino)

EV Enthusiasts, Observers Say the Philippine EV Sector Is Gaining Momentum

After the successful running of the 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) two weekends ago, the electric vehicle community in the country said in various social media posts that the country is on track towards an “electrified” future. “We are gaining momentum,” a member of the Electric Vehicle Owners of … [continued]

Opening day of the 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS). (from left to right) Mr. Yossapong Laoonual, Honorary Chairman Electric Vehicle Association Thailand Rommel Juan, EVAP Chairman Juan Manuel Hoyos, President, Nissan Philippines Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla - Asst. Commissioner, Post Clearance Audit Group Bureau of Customs Mr. Edmund Araga- President EVAP Mr. Joung Chun Park - Secretary General, Global EV Association Network (GEAN) (Photo by Deriq Bernard Tribdino)

Philippine EV Summit Shows Positive Developments, Predicts 6.6 million EVs On The Road By 2030

Over 6 million electric vehicles will ply the streets of the Philippines by 2030, if the forecast of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) as announced at the 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) 2023 becomes reality. “It is a huge number from where we are starting now, … [continued]

Philippine President Ferdinand ‘Bong-bong’ Marcos (Photo from Malacañang Palace)

Philippine Offshore Wind Initiatives Gain Momentum With President’s “Whole of Society, Whole of Gov’t Approach”

In a significant move to accelerate offshore wind (OSW) projects, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issued Executive Order No. 21 on April 19, 2023. Titled “Executive Order on the Development of Offshore Wind Projects in the Philippines,” it outlines a comprehensive approach to the development of offshore wind energy, emphasizing … [continued]

A RedLink COMET bus in LIMA Estates. (Photo from Aboitiz)

More Electric Buses Operated By Energy Producer Aboitiz Deployed In Philippine Urban Centers

Promoting sustainable transportation in the Philippines is difficult not only because of charging infrastructure but also because of heavy traffic and long transportation routes. Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), part of Aboitiz Corporation, a Philippine energy producer that is also into banking and financial services, food, infrastructure, data science, and artificial … [continued]

South of this road is the Currimao Port, which has all the qualities needed for an offshore wind development staging area. (Photo by Raymond B. Tribdino)

Nine Philippine Ports Selected for Redevelopment, in Preparation for Offshore Wind Projects

The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) is looking to redevelop nine ports scattered across the Philippines to serve as integration facilities that will serve as bases of operations, warehouse materials, and build platforms needed for offshore wind (OSW) development. This is in anticipation of expected rapid growth of offshore wind … [continued]

The borders of Ilocos Norte and Cagayan Valley in the Philippines will have an offshore wind farm in 7 to 10 years. (Photo by Raymond B. Tribdino)

BlueFloat Meets With Local Governments in the Northern Philippines to Present Plans for Offshore Windfarm…

Spanish wind power developer BlueFloat Energy is set to build an offshore wind farm in a location bordering the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Cagayan Valley in the north of the Philippines. Though the precise location is yet to be determined, the “pin drops” at the town of Claveria in … [continued]