On Oilex and proposed government oil trading monopoly

These are the exchanges in pilipinasforum@yahoogroups more than 15 years ago and the official position paper that we issued on the proposed National Oil Exchange Commission, a government monopoly corporation on oil trading. Get your favorite snacks and drinks, this is 31 pages long. Enjoy. ——– Pilipinas Forum, On Oilex and Government Monopoly of Oil […]

The FEF on unjustified RE law subsidies

* Originally posted on June 15, 2011. The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has produced a new statement, Manifesto Against Increases in Power Rates to Subsidize Solar and Wind Energy Producers and to Guarantee their Superprofits. Portions of it below. Click to get a larger image. I am not exactly a fan of the FEF, […]

Boo Chanco on the RE law cronyism

* Originally posted on June 02, 2011. I seldom read newspapers, much less their columnists. I read more a few blogs that I follow everyday, especially science blogs pertaining to climate science, then the facebook updates of my friends, including the news articles that they recommend. Then I read some of those articles or opinions. […]

Renewable Energy Act of 2008 and Vince Perez

* Originally posted on May 27, 2011. The Renewable Energy Act of 2008 or simply the RE law (RA 9513) is proving more as another corrupt law that creates another form of energy cronyism in the country. At least two provisions of the law, the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and Feed in Tariff (FIT) ensure […]

Anti-coal, anti-nuke, anti-mining activism

Originally posted on April  14, 2011. In one of my discussion googlegroups today, someone posted a campaign, “Please sign: Stop sacrificing the environment and the people’s welfare on the altar of profit”. Portions of the campaign said, We, environmental advocates, members of the clergy and churchworkers, citizens, and leaders representing various organizations committed to defending […]

Willie Soon and Barun Mitra on poor countries’ access to cheap energy

Originally posted on April 01, 2011. Among the important goals of climate alarmism is energy rationing. “Non-renewable” energy like oil, coal and natural gas will be over-taxed, over-regulated, and be killed whenever possible, while “renewable” energy like solar, wind, biomass and hydro will be given all sorts of incentives, subsidies and mandatory assured market. See […]

RA 9513, the Renewable Energy Act of 2008

Originally posted on February 18, 2011. One of the by-products of climate alarmism is energy rationing and energy cronyism. Producers and suppliers of “non-clean” or non-renewable energy sources will be slapped with various government regulations and taxation while suppliers of “clean” and renewable energy (RE) will be exempted, or be given highly relaxed regulations. This […]

Renewable energy and climate loans

Posted on February 13, 2011. A fellow UPSE alumni, a BusinessWorld columnist, former DOF UnderSecretary, Romy Bernardo, wrote in one of his BW columns,Renewable Energy– reality check . He wrote, The Philippine Renewable Energy Law passed in 2008 has been applauded by environmental groups, renewable energy firms, and official donor institutions keen to play a […]

Welcome

Dear Readers, Welcome to this new blog on energy and electricity issues, particularly in the Philippines and East Asia. I will start with reposting my older articles on the subject from my original blog,  http://funwithgovernment.blogspot.com/, to this site. Until new articles on the subject will be produced, in the coming weeks. I hope you will […]