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DEVELOP WEST PH SEA AS WIND POWER SOURCE — CAMPOS

A lawmaker urged the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to ask Norway to develop the West Philippine Sea as a source of clean and renewable offshore wind energy. Makati City Representative Luis Campos Jr. said offshore wind farms in the West Philippine Sea would be consistent with the long-term plans to develop the […]

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BOOST INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY – GATCHALIAN

To encourage large power consumers to invest in the electricity sector and develop the use of indigenous and renewable energy (RE) resources, Senator Win Gatchalian proposed the removal of the 100-kilowatt size limit in the installation of power generation facilities under the net metering program through Senate Bill No. 2219. Removing the 100-kilowatt cap will […]

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SENATE TO PASS WASTE-TO-ENERGY ACT SOON – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is optimistic that Senate Bill 363, or the proposed framework for the Waste-to-Energy Act, will soon get the thumbs up from senators. At the sidelines of the recetly-held Forum on Renewable Energy and Waste-to-Energy jointly hosted by the PPP Center and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Gatchalian said consultations with some stakeholders […]

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PASS WASTE-TO-ENERGY BILL – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has committed to champion the creation of a regulatory framework for waste-to-energy (WTE) technology in the 18th Congress, in line with the Duterte administration’s thrust to advance the use of renewable energy in the country. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, has shown particular interest with the economics of WTE, […]

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DOE ON RIGHT TRACK IN CRAFTING RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said the Department of Energy (DOE) has put itself “right on track” in its energy direction by crafting a new program that seeks to build a renewable energy (RE) portfolio of 2,000 megawatts (MW) in 10 years. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate committee on energy, lauded the DOE’s initiative to collaborate with […]

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIP NEEDED IN RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT – LUNTIAN

A party-list group hoping to be the first green party in the House of Representatives (HOR) is supporting calls for the public and private sector to invest in renewable energy (RE) to reduce the country’s carbon footprint and contribute to world efforts to reduce carbon emissions and put the brakes on global warming. Luntiang Pilipinas […]

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EXPLORE WAYS TO SCALE UP RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT – LEGARDA

Senator Loren Legarda met with Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and currently the Convenor of Mission 2020, to discuss ways on how to further unlock investments to scale up clean and renewable energy development in the country and the world. Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for […]

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WIND TURBINES, ELECTRIC SCOOTERS PUMP UP ROMBLON ISLAND – NEA

It was perhaps the magic of the moment on a Sunday morning when the management and staff of the Romblon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ROMELCO) collectively dreamt of ushering in the wind of change with a new environment-friendly power source. Now spinning on the hills of Barangays Agnay, Bagacay and Lonos in the island of Romblon […]