Filipino households have seen a spike in electricity usage since the coronavirus confined residents to their homes. Could this spark a movement where the average citizen becomes both a power producer and consumer?
Filipinos pay the second-highest electricity prices in Asia. Thanks to a start-up, business consumers in the country are now able to receive competitive bids in real time from electricity suppliers. This has slashed their electricity costs by 10 per cent on average. Are households next?
An ambitious plan is in train to electrify the Philippines' iconic jeepneys to curb pollution. But do Filipino drivers, operators and commuters really want to replace a national cultural symbol with a more modern mode of transport?
Emma Bailey –
Smart meters are widely credit with the ability to help reduce electricity use, and provide better data on energy consumption. But how can we reap these benefits without compromising on privacy and safety?
Medilyn Manibo –
The emirate says the world's largest mall will be built as a smart city following environmentally-friendly guidelines, but experts and observers voice concerns on the ambitious nature of the project.