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House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Photo Credit: Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News)
21 Nov

Joint House committees submit HB 8629 on EE&C to Speaker Arroyo

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, QUEZON CITY – 21 November 2018. The Committees on Energy, Appropriations and Ways and Means submitted earlier today Committee Report no. 939, which submits House Bill no. 8629, An Act Institutionalizing an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program, to House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The committee report was signed by Reps. Maria Carmen S. Zamora, Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco and Estrellita B. Suansing, on behalf of the Committees on Appropriations, Energy and Ways & Means, respectively, and co-sponsored by Rep. Carlos Roman L. Uybarreta.

PE2 president Alexander Ablaza joins CCC Secretary Emmanuel M. de Guzman (lower right photo, 5th and 6th from left, respectively), PCCI and PBE business leaders and DOE Undersecretary Jesus Cristino P. Posadas (upper right photo, leftmost) during stakeholder conferences of the Climate Change Commission from 19-21 November 2018.  (PE2 photo collage by Luigi Eusebio)
19 Nov

PE2 seeks CCC and business sector push for EE&C bill passage in support of 1.5 degree climate challenge

PASAY AND MANDALUYONG CITIES – 19-21 November 2018. The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) sought endorsements from the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the business sector as the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) bill is led through the homestretch phases of the legislative process. PE2 president Alexander Ablaza expressed this appeal during various events of the Climate Change Commission (CCC), led by its vice-chairman and executive director, Secretary Emmanual M. de Guzman, through its celebration of CCC Week.

House panel approves tax incentives for energy efficiency projects
13 Nov

House panel approves tax incentives for energy efficiency projects

With the resumption of session, the House Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing (1st District, Nueva Ecija) hit the ground running on Monday, as it approved an unnumbered substitute bill granting incentives to energy efficiency and conservation projects.

The panel, joined by former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, approved the tax provisions of the measure without amendment.

PE2 president Alexander Ablaza (leftmost, foreground) attends the House Committee on Ways and Means meeting on 12 November 2018, during which the fiscal incentives under the EE&C bill were deliberated on and approved. Among the Committee members and bill sponsors present were (from left): vice chairperson Lianda B. Bolilia, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, chairperson Estrellita B. Suansing, OIC committee secretary Teejay Wainu E. Hernandez, Rep. Ramon V.A. Rocamora, Rep. Gwendolyn F. Garcia, Rep. Carlos Ro
12 Nov

EE&C bill incentives approved by House panel, bill readied for plenary readings

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, QUEZON CITY, 12 November 2018 – The Committee on Ways and Means (CWM) of the House of Representatives approved earlier today Section 20 on fiscal incentives of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) substitute bill. Upon motion of CWM vice chairperson Lianda B. Bolilia, CWM chairperson Estrellita B. Suansing declared the fiscal incentives provision of the pending EE&C bill, as transmitted by the House Committee on Energy (COE) on 28 August 2018, approved without amendments.

Asia-Pacific ESCO associations meet in Singapore
01 Nov

Asia-Pacific ESCO associations meet in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 1 November 2018 – The member organizations of the Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance (APEIA) held its second meeting here earlier today. Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president Alexander Ablaza and his China counterpart Lily Zhao Ming, co-chaired the APEIA meeting in Singapore on the sidelines of the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) 2018.

The organizations which participated in the 2nd APEIA meeting were:

PE2's Ablaza and China co-chair convene 2nd APEIA meeting in Singapore during ACES 2018
29 Oct

PE2's Ablaza and China co-chair convene 2nd APEIA meeting in Singapore during ACES 2018

SINGAPORE, 29 October 2018 – Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president Alexander Ablaza and his China counterpart Lily Zhao Ming, as elected co-chairs, will be convening the second meeting of the Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance (APEIA) in Singapore on the sidelines of the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2018, scheduled for 31 October to 2 November 2018.

The list of country energy service company (ESCO) associations which have agreed to become part of APEIA has increased from the original five to an expanded eight organizations. The organizations are:

ASEAN energy ministers call for increased EE toward regional energy intensity reduction targets
29 Oct

ASEAN energy ministers call for increased EE toward regional energy intensity reduction targets

SINGAPORE, 29 October 2018 -- The 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) was held in this city state earlier today. Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore, officiated and chaired the meeting. Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister for Energy of Thailand was the Vice Chair. The Philippines was represented by H.E. Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi of the Department of Energy. 

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