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13 Aug

Energy Conservation [Photo Journal]

The House Committee on Energy chaired by Rep. Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo (Lone District, Camiguin) approved the inclusion of zero percent value added tax (VAT) in House Bill No. 6642. The bill, otherwise known as Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act of 2017, is authored by Rep. Luis Raymund F. Villafuerte, Jr (2nd District, Camarines Sur). It seeks to institutionalize energy efficiency and conservation, enhance the efficient use of energy, and grant incentives to energy efficiency and conservation projects. Present during the hearing were Rep.

PE2 president Alexander Ablaza (speaking) presents the latest position of PE2 on fiscal incentives under the EE&C bill in a meeting of the House Committee on Energy on 13 August 2018. (PE2 Photo by Luigi Eusebio)

PE2 president Alexander Ablaza (speaking) presents the latest position of PE2 on fiscal incentives under the EE&C bill in a meeting of the House Committee on Energy on 13 August 2018. (PE2 Photo by Luigi Eusebio)

13 Aug

COE reviews EE&C bill incentives with PE2 inputs

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Quezon City, 13 August 2018 – The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) manifested before the Committee on Energy (COE) of the House of Representatives its two-point position on the consolidation of House Bill No. 6642 by Rep. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte, Jr. into the Substitute EE&C Bill. Submitted formally under a PE2 letter dated 9 August 2018, the new position of the Alliance was forwarded in response to the letter of COE Chairman Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco to PE2 president Alexander Ablaza dated 7 August 2018.

ICCPI and PE2 welcome each other as associate member in pioneer reciprocal arrangement
08 Aug

ICCPI and PE2 welcome each other as associate member in pioneer reciprocal arrangement

MAKATI CITY, 8 August 2018 – The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc. (ICCPI) and the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) swapped welcome messages as both PE2 and ICCPI agreed to accept each as other as associate member in the Alliance’s pioneer reciprocal arrangement between two non-state, non-market civil society organizations.

PE2 officers Alexander Ablaza and Theresa Acedillo-Lapuz, BOI-RBIS Director Nestor Arcansalin and BOI energy specialists jointly review the energy efficiency guidelines during PE2-BOI meetings on 7 August 2018 (left photo) and 3 August 2018 (PE2 photos by Luigi Eusebio).

(From left) PE2 officers Theresa Acedillo-Lapuz and Alexander Ablaza, and BOI-RBIS Director Nestor Arcansalin jointly review the energy efficiency guidelines during the PE2-BOI meeting on 7 August 2018 (PE2 photo by Luigi Eusebio).

07 Aug

PE2 supports BOI review of EE guidelines for expanded scope

MAKATI CITY, 7 August 2018 – The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) is proactively supporting the Board of Investments (BOI) in the review of the Energy Efficiency (EE) Guidelines under the approved 2017 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) that were publicly released by BOI on 8 March 2018. PE2 met BOI Director Nestor Arcansalin of the Resource-based Industries Service (RBIS), supervising investment specialist Dennis Jesus O. Panga and senior investment specialist Mario Pocholo M.

House Committee on Ways & Means deliberates on DOF's proposal to rationalize fiscal incentives under TRAIN-2 (Photo from congress.gov.ph).

House Committee on Ways & Means deliberates on DOF's proposal to rationalize fiscal incentives under TRAIN-2 (Photo from congress.gov.ph).

06 Aug

Incentives pushed for energy efficient projects

MANILA, Philippines — A stronger push to legislate specific incentives to develop energy efficient (EE) projects is being sought from Congress to promote investments in energy-savings projects that will help reduce carbon emissions and energy usage.

PE2 president Alexander Ablaza (lower photo, 6th from right) manifests position on urgency of fiscal incentives during the initial deliberation of the House Committee on Ways & Means on the EE&C bill on 13 March 2018 (Combined photo from congress.gov.ph).

PE2 president Alexander Ablaza (lower photo, 6th from right) manifests position on urgency of fiscal incentives during the initial deliberation of the House Committee on Ways & Means on the EE&C bill on 13 March 2018 (Combined photo from congress.gov.ph).

05 Aug

Energy investors seek to retain perks amid TRAIN 2 streamlining

A NONPROFIT has asked legislators to modify certain provisions of a pending bill promoting energy efficiency to align it with the second phase of Republic Act 10963 or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN 2), which will repeal incentive provisions of an existing law.

House Committee on Ways and Means deliberation on TRAIN-2 on 31 July 2018, with (rightwards, starting with third from right) committee chairman Dakila Carlo Cua, Speaker and committee member Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and committee director Mauricio Pulhin. (PE2 photo by Luigi Eusebio)

House Committee on Ways and Means deliberation on TRAIN-2 on 31 July 2018, with (rightwards, starting with third from right) committee chairman Dakila Carlo Cua, Speaker and committee member Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and committee director Mauricio Pulhin. (PE2 photo by Luigi Eusebio)

31 Jul

PE2 seeks "TRAIN-proof" incentives in EE&C bill

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, QUEZON CITY, 31 July 2018 – The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) filed with the House Committee on Ways & Means (CWM) earlier today a new position that proposes new language on fiscal incentives in the pending Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Bill, which anticipates the outcome of the parallel legislative process for the TRAIN-2 Bill.

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