CCC taps PE2 head as EE resource in high-level energy policy summit

  • CCC taps PE2 head as EE resource in high-level energy policy summit
    CCC taps PE2 head as EE resource in high-level energy policy summit

QUEZON CITY, 15 January 2018 – Climate Change Commission (CCC) vice chairman Secretary Emmanuel M. de Guzman invited Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president Alexander Ablaza to lead the energy efficiency discussions during a high-level dialogue later this month as part of the CCC-led National Policy Review on Energy (NPRE).

The high-level public-sector invitees include: Senator Loren Legarda, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Secretary Alfonso Cusi of the Department of Energy (DOE), Secretary Ernesto Pernia of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Usec. Jesus Cristino Posadas of DOE, Usec. Jonas Leones of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Asec. Romell Cuenca of CCC.

Other energy sector discussants include Pete Maniego, Policy Adviser of CCC, Albert Dalusung of Preferred Energy, and Lawrence Fernandez of Meralco. The dialogue will also be supported by a pool of CCC national technical experts. 

CCC, together with other National Government Agencies and stakeholders, is facilitating a national policy review and framework development on energy, through a whole-of-nation approach in accordance with national goals and targets for climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster risk reduction, and sustainable development. The NPRE is being implemented under CCC Commission Resolution No. 2016-001, entitled “Resolution on the Development of a Clear Policy on Coal-Fired Power Plants in Pursuit of a Low Carbon Development Pathway for the Philippines”, which was signed on 18 May 2016.

The Commission is strengthening its coordination efforts to ensure the integration of NPRE in the programs of DOE. After a series of consultations, the Commission came up with an inception report that it continues to subject through public consultations. As reflected in the Philippine Energy Plan, Secretary de Guzman was glad to note that the NPRE supports the DOE’s current efforts towards a low carbon development pathway.

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