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21 Jan

Industry Banks on Energy Efficiency Law to Unlock Investments

MEMBERS of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance, Inc. (PE2) need to plan their staffing and capital resources based on how the proposed energy efficiency law would be able to “catalyze” investments in both the private and public sectors, the group’s top official said.

“Some of these players will have to broaden access to newer technologies, staff capacity development resources, and even to project or operating capital from either debt or equity sources,” said PE2 President Alexander Ablaza in a response to questions via e-mail.

DOE, MIAA, PE2 and PLDT meet on 18 January 2019 to discuss next steps for PE2-led pilot energy monitoring system project to support GEMP. From left: Alvin I. Martinez (PLDT), Jesus T. Tamang (DOE), Alexander Ablaza (PE2), Lea D. Amurao (PLDT), Theresa Acedillo-Lapuz (PE2), Asec. Robert B. Uy (DOE), Luigi G. Eusebio (PE2), Adrian Ramos (MIAA), Edson Andrada (MIAA), and Richard A. Uy (PE2). (PE2 photo by Luigi Eusebio)
18 Jan

DOE, MIAA, PE2 and PLDT discuss next steps for GEMP pilot in NAIA T2

TAGUIG CITY, 18 January 2019 – The Department of Energy (DOE), the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) and PLDT Inc. (PLDT) met earlier today to discuss the next steps relating to a proposed donation and installation of a PE2-led pilot cloud-based energy monitoring system in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 (T2) building in support of the broader objectives of the DOE-led Government Energy Management Program (GEMP).

MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines – The Mandaluyong skyline as seen in this aerial image, 9 March 2018 file. The Congress has been trying to pass an energy efficiency and conservation measure since the idea was brought up in the 8th Congress in 1988 but to no avail, leaving the Philippines the only ASEAN country which does not have a law encouraging the efficient utilization of energy while providing tax incentives for energy-efficient projects until now. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN
17 Jan

Bicam OKs Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act

MANILA -- The Bicameral Conference Committee has approved the reconciled Senate and House of Representatives' versions of a measure institutionalizing a framework to advance energy efficiency and conservation practices in the country.

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said the approval of the reconciled version of Senate Bill (SB)1531 and House Bill 8629, known as the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, is quite timely, especially at a time when the Philippines is experiencing sustained economic growth in the past few years.

Energy group confident Palace will sign efficiency measure
17 Jan

Energy group confident Palace will sign efficiency measure

THE Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance, Inc. (PE2) said the proposed energy efficiency and conservation law, as cleared by Congress, has narrowed the “positional gaps” between the government and the private sector, including their stand on fiscal incentives.

PE2 President Alexander Ablaza said his group believes the draft law, which reconciles Senate Bill 1531 and House Bill 8629, is well-placed for approval by the President.

“Both sides contributed largely to consensual draft law,” he said in a statement.

Bicameral Conference Committee approves the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act during its meeting on 16 January 2019. PE2 president Alexander Ablaza was invited by the Senate Panel as resource person. (Photos: PE2, http://www.wingatchalian.com)
16 Jan

Bicam committee approves EE&C Act, thanks PE2

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Pasay City, 16 January 2019 – The Bicameral Conference Committee convened to reconcile the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill 1531 and House Bill 8629 met today and approved the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Act.

ADB receives APEIA proposal to hold regional ESCO workshop and meeting in Manila during ACEF 2019, PE2 to co-host
14 Jan

ADB receives APEIA proposal to hold regional ESCO workshop and meeting in Manila during ACEF 2019, PE2 to co-host

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, Mandaluyong City, 14 January 2019 – The Steering Committee and Secretariat of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) -led Asia Clean Energy Forum 2019 (ACEF 2019) received the proposal of the Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance (APEIA) earlier today for the recently organized regional group to hold a deep-dive workshop on energy service company (ESCO) and energy efficiency (EE) finance as an integral, public event during ACEF 2019, which is scheduled to be held in Manila during the week of 17-21 June 2019.

Senate Committee on Energy (COE) secretariat, BOI, DOF and PE2 meet on 10 January 2019 to help the Senate COE reconcile fiscal incentive provisions of the Senate and House versions of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation bill. Seated counter-clockwise from right foreground: Juvy C. Danofrata (DOF), Theresa Acedillo-Lapuz (PE2), Ruth Yu-Owen (PE2), Nestor P. Arcansalin (BOI), Dexter S. Pajarillo (BOI), Alexander Ablaza (PE2), Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, Peter Paul E. Taton (COE), Ivan Mark C. Galura (CO
10 Jan

BOI, DOF and PE2 seek common ground on EE incentives in Senate COE-led pre-Bicam talks

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Pasay City, 10 January 2019 – The Senate Committee on Energy (COE) secretariat, the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2), the Board of Investments (BOI) and the Department of Finance (DOF) met earlier today to help the Senate COE reconcile the sections on fiscal incentives of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) bill in preparation for the scheduled Bicameral Conference Committee meeting for the said policy measure. The Senate version of the fiscal incentives section is brief and largely anchored on E.O.

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