Earth Hour marked; gov’t exec hopes to save more than 34MW this year

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/19/2016

THE regional director of the Department of Energy (DOE) hopes to exceed the 34 megawatts (MW) of energy saved in last year’s Earth Hour celebration in Central Visayas. “Last year, we saved as much as 34 MW…

Renewable energy sources eyed in Bantayan

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/01/2016

ELECTRICITY was back on Bantayan Island yesterday, but the situation remained critical because of the lack of power reserves. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, who visited the island yesterday together with Department of Energy Visayas (DOE) director…

Open access starts June, ‘but mind the line rentals’

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/01/2016

By June 26 this year, electricity consumers who use at least 1,000 kilowatts, or one megawatt, a month will be able to choose their suppliers under an open access regime. The Department of Energy (DOE) targets to…

Visayas needs additional power plants after 2017

Vanessa Claire Lucero 12/22/2015

The Visayas will have enough power supply next year, but additional capacity would be needed toward the end of 2017, a Department of Energy (DOE) official said. Engineer Saul Gonzales, chief of the Energy Industry Management division,…

DOE to fine butane station owner, but no mass confiscation

Marc Eric Cosep 11/26/2015

THE Department of Energy (DOE) will file an administrative case against the owner of the butane refilling station whose eight employees were injured by a butane canister explosion last November 3. ( Read :Eight injured in butane…

DOE sets crackdown against LPG refillers using butane cans

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Vanessa Claire Lucero 11/20/2015

The Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking the help of the police and the Cebu City inter-agency task force in going after enterprises and individuals who refill butane canisters with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). DOE 7 has…

After fire butane crackdown

Apple Ta-as, Jhunnex Napallacan 11/19/2015

A FIRE  investigation is underway to determine if Tuesday’s blaze that left more than 500 homeless in barangay Alaska Mambaling, Cebu City was caused by an unattended cooking fire using a refilled butane canister or electrical misuse.…

Trade exec: Butane canisters filled with LPG will be seized

Marites Villamor Ilano and Marc Eric Cosep 11/14/2015

City Hall official says Cebu City interagency task force to continue drive Unless industry rules are changed, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said there’s no chance of allowing the use or sale of butane canisters…

‘DON’T KILL BUSINESS’

Marc Eric Cosep 11/13/2015

LPG refillers lobby to have cans tested as ‘safe’ It’s cheap, handy and everywhere. While the refilling of LPG in butane canisters is banned as a fire hazard,  the widespread use and sale of these portable cooking…

Butane refilling stations ‘illegal’

Marc Eric Cosep 11/11/2015

CEBU City Councilor Dave Tumulak yesterday said butane refilling stations that have not complied with the safety standards set by the Department of Energy (DOE) are considered illegal. “We are assuming that all refilling stations have not…

DOE, City Hall to push info drive on butane cans

Nestle L. Semilla 11/08/2015

A one-week information campaign will be held in the barangays  before Cebu City takes drastic action and confiscates and arrests vendors and distributors of  refilled butane canisters, which are illegal. “We haven’t started yet. We are only…

CHEAP BUT RISKY

Marc Eric Cosep and Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/07/2015

Why it’s dangerous to misuse butane canisters as LPG refills First, a fresh wave of public warnings. Next step, a “massive confiscation” of butane canisters that are refilled with cooking gas. This action was agreed yesterday in…

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