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Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian and PE2 president Alexander Ablaza during a recent PE2 general membership meeting. (Photo: PE2)
09 Jan

Senate panel taps PE2 head as resource person for EE&C bill bicam conference

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Pasay City, 9 January 2019 – The chairman of the Senate Panel of the Bicameral Conference Committee organized for the pending Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) bills officially invited Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president Alexander Ablaza earlier today to participate as resource person during the forthcoming meeting of the said committee. 

Senate COE, PE2 discuss EE incentives in pre-Bicam meetings
07 Jan

Senate COE, PE2 discuss EE incentives in pre-Bicam meetings

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Pasay City, 7 January 2019 – The Senate Committee on Energy (COE) chairman and legal staff met with the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) earlier today to exchange views and identify options that would help reconcile the sections on fiscal incentives of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) bill in aid of the forthcoming Bicameral Conference for the said policy measure.

Solon cites energy roadmap needed for sustainable development
17 Dec

Solon cites energy roadmap needed for sustainable development

MANILA -- A party-list lawmaker on Monday stressed the need for an energy conservation roadmap that would ensure the efficient utilization of energy and ensure that its use will promote sustainable development.

In a statement, 1-Care Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta said House Bill 8629 lays down the legal authority for implementing the 2017-2040 National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan. The measure has hurdled final reading at the House of Representatives.

Senate Committee on Energy (COE) Chairman Sherwin T. Gatchalian joins PE2 president Alexander Ablaza and COE staff during a luncheon held in Pasay City on 14 December 2018. From left: COE executive director Atty Teresa Iris Maris P. Guanzon, Ablaza, Gatchalian, COE legislative staff officer Judith M. Manjares, and COE policy research associate Peter Paul E. Taton. (Photo: PE2)
14 Dec

Senate COE thanks PE2, other energy stakeholders

PASAY CITY – 14 December 2018. Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian led the Committee on Energy (COE) of the Senate of the Philippines in thanking the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2), the Department of Energy (DOE) and other energy sector stakeholders during a thanksgiving luncheon held here earlier today. Senator Gatchalian gathered key partners who rendered support to the COE during the last few months of the 17th Congress, especially for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) bill and the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) bill.

Senate Committee on Energy Chairman Sherwin T. Gatchalian presenting the EE&C bill during a recent PE2 general membership meeting (Photo: PE2)
06 Dec

PE2 asks Congress to decouple EE&C and TRABAHO bills

MAKATI CITY – 6 December 2018. The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) formally requested the 17th Congress today, through two separate letters to relevant standing committees in both chambers, to decouple the fiscal incentives provision of the pending Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) bill from that of the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher- Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO, fka TRAIN Package 2) bill. 

Former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and several House Members share a light moment during a break on Monday's plenary session. The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading vital bills, including those in President Duterte's legislative agenda. Among the approved bills is House Bill 8629 "Institutionalizing An Energy Efficiency And Conservation Program" | Rowena B. Bundang/ Perfecto Camer (Photo and condensed caption: congress.gov.ph)
06 Dec

Energy conservation bill passed on final reading

The House of Representatives unanimously passed on third and final reading House Bill 8629 or the proposed "Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act," which seeks to encourage the efficient utilization of energy and ensure that its use will promote sustainable development.

All 199 House Members present during the voting thumbed up HB 8629 whose authors include former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The bill aims to push for the judicious conservation of energy resources to minimize their adverse impacts on the environment. 

(Left photo) Assistant Majority Leader and Energy Committee Vice Chairman Jose Enrique S. Garcia III introduces House Bill 8629 for 3rd reading during House plenary session no. 36 held on 3 December 2018. (Right photo) Deputy Speaker and Presiding Officer Raneo E. Abu bangs the gavel as he declares HB 8629 approved on 3rd reading. (Photos: video grab from congress.gov.ph)
03 Dec

House approves EE&C bill on 3rd reading, 199-0

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, QUEZON CITY – 3 December 2018. Just three session days after the measure was approved on 2nd reading, the House of Representatives approved on 3rd reading House Bill no. 8629, An Act Institutionalizing an Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Program, during a plenary session held earlier today. House Bill no. 8629 was introduced on the floor by Assistant Majority Leader and Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Energy (COE), Rep. Jose Enrique S. Garcia III, during the plenary session on 3 December 2018.

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