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Tag: sustainable energy and mobility

More streamlined policies and strategies needed to achieve PH RE goals

Increasing the renewable energy share in the Philippine power mix to 35% by 2030 and 50% by 2050 would require policymakers to amend the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008, revisit the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), and reinforce the implementation of Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act.

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GEOP improvements can answer corporate demand for 100% renewable energy

A new White Paper prepared by the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator or CEIA, an international initiative, shows that one payment scheme under the Green Energy Program (GEOP) offers a fixed discount from the monthly rate offered by the local distribution utilities, with the discounted rates potentially reaching 5 to 12 percent lower than the prevailing generation rate. It also underscores the slow uptake among energy consumers within the first 8 months of the GEOP’s implementation. Factors contributing to the lack of participation include limited awareness among potential buyers and inability for businesses who lease their facilities to engage directly with retail electricity suppliers.

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Eleventh Hour: The EPR Act and the pursuit of a circular economy

Youth participation is critical in drafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11898 or the Extended Producer Responsibility Act and crafting more policies that will enable a circular economy. This was emphasized in our column Eleventh Hour this week written by our Communications Officer, Mary Jane San Juan.

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