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Study bares utility firm’s impact on California economy, jobs

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A new report released Tuesday, Feb. 25 shows that the utility company not only provides gas and electricity to more than 15 million Californians, but also helps drive California’s economy.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World set to heat up despite clean-energy efforts—IEA

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Global warming is set to heat up with temperatures rising to nearly twice targets set by the United Nations, the International Energy Agency warned on Tuesday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU bestows P189-M grant to PH for clean energy projects

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The European Union is giving the Philippines some P189 million (3.5 million euro) in grants to fund projects aimed at promoting cleaner and more energy-efficient production and consumption in the country, an environment official said.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH cautious on China oil offer

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The Philippines is taking with caution Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing’s declaration of Beijing’s openness to a joint exploration for oil and gas in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a position more recently reiterated by China’s foreign ministry to show its commitment to a peaceful resolution of the maritime dispute embroiling both countries.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China open to joint oil dev’t in Recto Bank

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The Philippines and China may forge ahead with the joint exploration of oil and gas reserves in the West Philippine Sea, which the latter calls the South China Sea, even as their leaders continue to squabble over boundaries.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino to entice investors from Russia, Finland and Spain at Laos conference

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President Benigno Aquino III will promote mining, energy, tourism, textiles, and agriculture as sectors to invest in during the 9th Asia Europe Meeting in the Latioan capital, where he will declare the country “open for business.”

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Earth Hour: No lights, too, at world landmarks

The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are illuminated (above) shortly before the start of the 6th annual Earth Hour on Saturday.  AFP

Hundreds of world landmarks from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China went dark on Saturday, part of a global effort to highlight climate change.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Catholics urged to join Earth Hour ‘to give nature a rest’

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Several Catholic dioceses all over the country are joining the annual observance of Earth Hour, with bishops calling on the faithful to “give nature a little rest.”

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace urges Filipinos, gov’t agencies to join global lights-out event

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As the country struggles with the high cost and short supply of electricity that has resulted in intermittent brownouts in Mindanao, Malacañang on Friday called on Filipinos to switch their lights off for an hour between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday to join the global observance of Earth Hour.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines dismisses China claim on land 80 km from Palawan

China has claimed new territory less than 80 kilometers from Palawan province, boosting tensions over the potentially resource-rich region, but the Philippines has dismissed the claim, an official said on Monday.

Posted: November 15th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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