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KIDAPAWAN CITY BAGS DOE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD

Kidapawan City is the country’s city model for the best practice in energy efficiency. Mayor Jose Paolo Evangelista received from Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla the 2022 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award for the City Government category. “The award reflects Kidapawan’s commitment to serve better with less expense from government funds,” Evangelista said. The mayor enumerated how […]

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROADMAP OUT BY Q1 2023 – LOTILLA

The Department of Energy (DOE) said the government aims to issue the Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry (CREVI) by the first quarter of next year. DOE said it is in close coordination with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Trade and Industry for the development of the blueprint which aims to […]

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DOE FORMS ADVISORY PANEL FOR ENERGY SECTOR

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Raphael Lotilla announced that the agency has formed a law and energy advisory panel that will address the challenges and bottlenecks in the regulatory framework in the energy sector. Lotilla said DOE has pooled senior legal advisers, which include retired Chief Justices Artemio Panganiban and Reynato Puno who will serve […]

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DOE TO FOCUS ON INDIGENOUS ENERGY SOURCES

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Raphael Lotilla said the agency will focus on expanding and harnessing indigenous energy sources as its long-term strategy toward energy security. In a virtual press conference, Lotilla said the country remains dependent on imported energy supplies, particularly coal and oil. “The country remains dependent on imported energy supplies, particularly coal and […]

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GOV’T EYES INVESTORS IN ENERGY SECTOR – LOTILLA

The Department of Energy (DOE) has met with other Cabinet members to iron out the country’s regulatory framework in the energy sector, DOE Secretary Raphael Lotilla said. Lotilla said he had a virtual meeting with Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, Solicitor General Menardo Guevarra, and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday as […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO GOV’T: IMPLEMENT OIL RESERVE PLAN

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is hoping the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. (BBM) will consider putting up a national strategic petroleum reserve (SPR)—a long-conceived government plan that has “sadly crawled at a snail’s pace” at the Department of Energy (DOE)—especially now when domestic pump prices of fuel are close to reaching […]

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ENERGY FIELD ‘VETERAN’ AS DOE HEAD — GATCHALIAN

A veteran in the field with a long-term vision for the country’s energy security. This, Senator Win Gatchalian said, should be the qualification of the country’s next Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE). “Having been at the helm of the Senate Energy Committee for the past six years, I can say that the next […]

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FOLLOW REGULATIONS IN MALAMPAYA DEAL — GATCHALIAN

Underscoring the need to protect the interest of the nation above everything else, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the incoming officials of the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure that existing laws and prescribed regulations are followed before giving its consent to the impending entry of Razon-led Prime Infrastructure Holdings Inc. (Prime Infra) in the Malampaya […]

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PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGE DURING POLLS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) and power utilities to draw up contingency measures to address the imminent power interruptions, especially during the election period, due to thinning power supply. Gatchalian urged the DOE to activate the interruptible load program (ILP), a voluntary and demand-side management program that allows consumers to […]

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TOTAL ELECTRIFICATION NOW POSSIBLE – GATCHALIAN

Expect the spur of microgrid development in rural areas in the country now that it has been institutionalized and the possibility of realizing total electrification of every household by year end, Senator Win Gatchalian said. “Ngayong ganap na itong batas, umaasa tayo na ang bawat sulok ng bansa ay magkakaroon na ng kuryente sa kani-kanilang […]