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RAINBOW MAGIC: HOW COLOR AFFECTS US

The average human eye can register 300 different color shades, and can distinguish up to about a million. Colors are a big part of our lives. Because of this, most of us find it difficult even imagining a life without it. Colors hold so much importance and meaning to us that it can spur emotions. […]

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EVOSS TASK GROUP TO FIGHT RED TAPE – GATCHALIAN

With no less than President Duterte himself giving marching orders to concerned government agencies to ensure the full implementation of the streamlined permitting process provided under the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Act, Senator Win Gatchalian said this shows the continuing commitment of the country’s Chief Executive to fight red tape. The principal author of […]

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TIME TO ADOPT ROOFTOP SOLAR ENERGY TECH – POE

In response to the projected increase in demand for electricity during the dry season, Senator Grace Poe renewed her push for the promotion and adoption of rooftop solar technology throughout the country. “Summer is usually the season for higher energy demand and costlier electric bills. But we should also see it as a renewed opportunity to […]

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VILLAFUERTE: CONVERT HAZARDOUS WASTES TO ENERGY

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has proposed congressional action on his proposal to finetune the Philippine Clean Air Act by mandating the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to promote the use of state-of-the-art thermal and other treatment technologies to convert biomedical and hazardous wastes into usable energy forms like fuel and electricity.  Under […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DOE: MAKE PUBLIC PH NUCLEAR POWER INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

While the Department of Energy (DOE) awaits Malacanang’s reply on its submitted nuclear policy, Senator Win Gatchalian said the agency should make public its report on the country’s nuclear power infrastructure integrated work plan. The government concluded a week-long discussion in November last year with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which gave its Integrated […]

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GATCHALIAN TO ERC: SHORTEN TIME FRAME OF REGULATORY RESET

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to stick to its commitments on the final determination of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) fourth regulatory period. During the deliberation of the ERC’s proposed ₱954.944 million budget for 2020, Gatchalian grilled ERC chairperson and CEO Agnes Devanadera on the delayed regulatory […]

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JCPC APPROVES EPIRA IRR AMENDMENTS – GATCHALIAN

The Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) has approved the amendments to the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act Law (EPIRA) in order for communities to feel the benefits of hosting power generation facilities as quickly as possible. During the last JCPC hearing for the 17th Congress, both panels of […]

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USE ROOFTOP SOLAR TECHNOLOGY TO CUT COST OF ELECTRICITY BILL – POE

A proposal to cut the cost of electricity bills of households and business establishments through the use of rooftop solar technology is currently under scrutiny by the Senate committee on energy chaired by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian. Senator Grace Poe initiated the filing of Senate Bill No. 1719, promoting the adoption of rooftop solar technology among […]

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IT’S HIGH TIME FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH A DRILL, DRILL, DRILL PROGRAM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to be more aggressive in its pursuit of energy self-sufficiency by launching a “Drill, Drill, Drill” program to explore and develop the country’s untapped oil and natural gas resources. Gatchalian, who serves as chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, made the call amid the […]

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Government

Power Consumers Unite to Foster Changes in the Energy Industry – MASONGSONG

Thousands of energy users from all over the country gathered on Wednesday to make a collective pitch for genuine and lasting changes in the power industry during the first National Summit of Electric Consumers. Organized by the National Center of Electric Cooperative Consumers, Inc. (NCECCO), the forum served as a launch pad for rural energy […]