The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill authorizing the use of the ₱207-billion Malampaya Fund to pay off the stranded contract costs and stranded debt of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).
The Bicameral Conference Committee has given the reconciled Senate and House versions of a measure institutionalizing a framework to advance energy efficiency and conservation practices in the country the thumbs up.
The Bicameral Conference Committee has approved the reconciled version of a landmark anti-red tape measure seeking to modernize and streamline the permitting process of power generation, transmission, and distribution projects in the country.
To ensure the uninterrupted conveyance of electricity from power plants to consumers, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a mechanism that will allow for the responsive maintenance and rehabilitation of transmission, sub-transmission, and distribution lines.
Senator Win Gatchalian backed the plan of the government to take over the beleaguered Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) to solve the province’s worsening power supply problem.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to include energy security in its Philippine Energy Plan amid soaring energy prices that have contributed to the country's nine-year-high inflation rate.
Senator Win Gatchalian is questioning the decision of the Philippine National Oil Company – Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) Board to import some ₱2 billion worth of diesel from Singapore, raising doubts as to whether the plan is the best solution to alleviate the plight of public utility drivers struggling to cope with rising fuel prices.
The Senate Committee on Energy led by Senator Win Gatchalian is set to take an in-depth look into the government’s strategy to ensure energy security and self-sufficiency amid skyrocketing global oil prices.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Duterte administration to be more aggressive in its pursuit of energy self-sufficiency by launching a "Drill, Drill, Drill" program to explore and develop the country’s untapped oil and natural gas resources.