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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.