The Philippines is on a trajectory to increase its power output by 2030 as part of the government's mission to provide energy security, ensure energy independence and increase energy efficiency to support the country's sustainable development plans.

Whether the government could guarantee the Philippines’ energy needs at an affordable price, and how to achieve it, has been one of the hottest policy debates. The strategies adopted by the government to manage its resources and the policies enacted to balance domestic use and supply have become critically important issues, given the Philippines’ rapidly developing economy.

The 2nd LNG & Clean Energy Investment Summit is a landmark event where leading industry executives and experts gather to address a common goal: expansion of the LNG and Clean Energy industries in the Philippines.


The virtual environment of the Summit allows high-level participants to fully engage in worthwhile discussions and take advantage of quality networking opportunities. Designed to inform, inspire and facilitate effective decision-making by players across the sectors’ value chains, this year's must-attend forum is a unique chance to learn how to integrate technological, environmental and economic developments into the LNG and Clean Energy markets toward profitability and growth.

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The 2nd LNG & Clean Energy
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(LCES 2021)
LCES 2021 is a forum for energy industry professionals and innovators in clean energy technology and management which brings together perspectives and expertise from around the globe as its guests learn and network in a collaborative environment.
Taking place virtually on March 23, 2021, The 2nd LNG & Clean Energy Investment Summit gathers key decision makers driving the Philippines’ energy growth and provides a platform for showcasing solutions and technologies and building relationships with key global partners.




Private sector to take lead role in building LNG infrastructure

January 7, 2021


THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it expects the private sector to take the lead in building out the country's liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure, including terminals to receive imports, and will back efforts to "encourage" private groups to engage in such projects.

DoE Head of Public Affairs Jive Bullock told BusinessWorld Viber Wednesday that the infrastructure needs for LNG imports include jetties, storage, regasification terminals, onshore gas processing plants plants and pipelines.

DoE evaluating renewables applications covering 1,479 megawatts

November 17, 2020


THE Department of Energy (DoE) said Tuesday that it has received 44 applications for renewables service and operating contracts linked to projects with the potential to generate 1,479 megawatts (MW).

The proposals cover solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal projects, it said.

Renewables adoption requires ‘whole-of-society’ approach — NREB

November 11, 2020


THE transition to renewable energy requires the involvement of every segment of society with greater public engagement possibly encouraged by the government’s recent ban on new coal-fired power plants, the head of a government board overseeing renewables said.

The Department of Energy (DoE) freeze on new coal projects sets the stage for “all hands on deck” to participate in the promotion of renewables, according to Monalisa C. Dimalanta, who chairs the National Renewable Energy Board.

FGEN LNG to develop small-scale LNG solutions in the Philippines

Molly Burgess

November 4, 2020


FGEN LNG Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Gen Corporation, is exploring the viability of developing small-scale LNG solutions at the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP), located in the Calabarzon industrial region south of Manila.

If successful FPIP, currently one of the largest and fastest-growing industrial parks in the Philippines, could receive LNG via trucks and specialised insulated containers from FGEN LNG’s Interim Offshore LNG Terminal, located at the First Gen Energy Complex in Batangas City.

IEEFA: Philippines coal moratorium highlights dramatic pivot to renewable energy investment for lower prices and power system resilience

Sara Jane Ahmed and Melissa Brown

November 3, 2020


The Department of Energy’s call for a moratorium on greenfield coal power plants marks a clear break with past policies and comes as the Philippines prioritizes the need for more resilient, flexible and lower cost alternatives to fossil fuel baseload power, finds a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Policymakers and industry leaders ready to embrace new energy technologies

DOE to endorse energy efficiency projects for perks

Myrna M. Velasco

October 7, 2020

The Department of Energy (DOE) will be endorsing energy efficiency projects being undertaken by energy service companies (ESCOs) for their availment of incentives with the Board of Investments.

In a draft Circular issued for public consultation by the department, it stated that it shall be recommending ESCO energy efficiency and conservation (EEC) ventures for investment perks once they have passed the mandated technical and economic evaluation criteria.

More spending on energy efficiency projects pushed

Catherine Talavera

October 5, 2020

During the virtual Luzon Energy Efficiency and Conservation Forum for Local Development, Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president Alexander Ablaza said that energy efficiency projects could create more jobs compared to other stimulus interventions.

An energy group is urging the government to accelerate public spending on energy efficiency projects as these are seen to generate more employment.

Philippines eyes first LNG imports in 2022 as Shell seeks exit

September 30, 2020


The Philippines is accelerating plans to import LNG, as Shell seeks to exit the country’s largest gas field, creating more uncertainty for the waning domestic upstream sector.

The Philippines is accelerating plans to import LNG, as Shell seeks to exit the country’s largest gas field, creating more uncertainty for the waning domestic upstream sector.

Philippine floating LNG terminal wins green light for construction

Jun Endo

September 29, 2020


First Gen and Tokyo Gas to expect to complete work in 2022

Philippine power provider First Gen has received the go-ahead to construct a $300 million floating liquefied natural gas terminal together with Japanese utility Tokyo Gas.

Philippine energy chief says 4 LNG projects still on track despite virus delays

Enrico Dela Cruz

August 27, 2020


Four LNG import terminal projects in the Philippines are currently in various stages of approvals and financial closures, still on track despite “minor delays” caused by the coronavirus restrictions, the country’s energy chief said on Thursday.

The Southeast Asian country will rely on imported liquefied natural gas to feed some of its power plants running on supply from its Malampaya gas field in western Philippine waters, expected to dry up within the next few years, and new units.

Energy efficiency industry asserts eligibility for 10 years’ worth of incentives

August 24, 2020

THE energy efficiency industry said it is seeking fiscal incentives for 10 years, claiming that the industry is eligible for such treatment under the law regulating the sector as well as the Philippines’ investment priority plan.

The broader energy industry is convening for a two-day virtual consultation to aid the Department of Energy (DoE) in updating the Philippine Energy Plan with the goal of attracting more investment over the next two decades.

Energy chief orders fast tracking of renewable energy program

CNN Philippines Staff

Jul 28, 2020


Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has ordered faster implementation of the National Renewable Energy Program 2020-2040 to achieve its target of 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy in 20 years.

“There is a need to fast track the NREP to help the country achieve the goals set forth in the Renewable Energy Act of 2008,” Cusi said in a statement on Tuesday.

Renewable energy more viable following pandemic

Danessa Rivera

June 15, 2020


The coronavirus disease 2019  or COVID-19 pandemic has afforded the Philippines an opportunity to pursue an energy transition toward the development of more renewable energy sources as the drop in power demand forced lower coal generation.

This is according to a policy paper by Ateneo de Manila University economics department Associate Professor Majah-Leah Ravago and The University of Hawaii, Manoa economics department Professor Emeritus James Roumasset titled “Can COVID-19 spark an energy transition in the Philippines?”

Energy efficiency industry bats for inclusion in stimulus program

April 28, 2020


THE energy efficiency industry is seeking a share of stimulus incentives to encourage investment in power conservation, which it touted as an opportunity to emerge from the public health emergency with greener power infrastructure.

The Philippine Energy Efficiency (PE2) Alliance said energy efficiency adoption by both the public sector and small businesses will also create jobs and support investment needed to emerge from the economic stagnation caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and lockdowns.

Cheapest, fastest energy resource waits to be tapped

Alex Ablaza

August 05, 2019


Ponder upon this—if the Philippines found a climate-friendly way of generating and distributing 45,900 megawatts at a cost lower than those of renewables, coal-fired plants or natural gas-fed plants, shouldn’t the country grab this opportunity?

Or, this—if the country found another “Malampaya-like” field with no less than 182 million tons of oil equivalent of indigenously sourced energy through 2040, shouldn’t the country mine this and use it to avoid imported oil, coal and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

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