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Magna Carta for Commuters, more inclusive urban mobility systems pushed

The enactment of the Magna Carta for Commuters will ensure the rights of the public, especially pedestrians, cyclists, and persons with disabilities, to safe, convenient, and affordable transport services and infrastructure, advocates said during #FreeToMove: Advocacy and Movement Building Workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility recently held in Baguio City.

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GEOP lowers electricity bills for business enterprises

Availing the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) will bring significant savings on the electricity costs of business enterprises, a representative of Vita Tropic Ice Company, Inc. said during The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ energy literacy and movement-building training session held earlier this month.

Vita Tropic is among the few and first GEOP switchers in the country. The GEOP is a new mechanism implemented by the DOE that allows electricity end-users with an average 100kW or above to source their electricity from renewable energy sources.

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Eleventh Hour: Can nuclear energy lower electricity costs in the Philippines?

Both the outgoing and incoming administrations seem to be keen on nuclear energy, but questions remain: “Can it really lower electricity costs in the country and is it really worth investing our resources into given the falling costs of renewable energy?”PInoy Climate Reality Leader Ian Soqueño answered these questions in our column Eleventh Hour this week.

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Eleventh Hour: Building bikeable and walkable communities

In #EleventhHour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Celine Tabinga wrote about the urgent need to rethink the country’s transport systems in a way that can simultaneously respond to the needs of the majority while adopting a trajectory that focuses on low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure.

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