Energy
by Win Gatchalian on October, 9, 2022

DOJ opinion on removal of foreign ownership cap paves the way for more RE investments

Senator Win Gatchalian said he expects the number in renewable energy (RE) investments to rise substantially following a Department of Justice (DOJ) opinion that natural resources including solar, wind, hydro and ocean or tidal energies are not covered by the constitutional limitation on foreign ownership.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on October, 7, 2022

Distribution utilities urged to contract more renewable energy

Senator Win Gatchalian urged distribution facilities to contract more renewable energy (RE) as such a move will benefit consumers amid prevailing global energy risks.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on October, 5, 2022

Consumers to benefit from ERC reset of power transmission rates

Senator Win Gatchalian said a reset of power transmission rates by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), which has been delayed for 10 years, could provide some respite to consumers.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on September, 13, 2022

Aggressive implementation of solutions to rotational power outages needed

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide an explanation on the rotational power outages that hit parts of Luzon starting Sunday and urged for the aggressive implementation of solutions to address the issue. 

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on September, 7, 2022

Protect PUVs, commuters from oil price and fare hikes

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to put in place an energy subsidy program that will provide a safety net for the public transport sector from oil price increases and subsequently deter fare hikes for the benefit of the commuting public.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on August, 18, 2022

Razon-Uy Malampaya deal should comply with the law to ensure PH energy security

Senator Win Gatchalian stressed that the recent agreement between Enrique Razon, Jr.’s Prime Exploration Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc. (Prime Infra), and Dennis Uy on the acquisition of his MEXP Holdings Pte. Ltd. (MEXP Holdings) should be in compliance with the law to ensure the protection of consumers, the government, and the country’s energy security.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on August, 5, 2022

Gatchalian welcomes new ERC chairperson; urges pro-consumer regulatory structure

Senator Win Gatchalian welcomes the appointment of lawyer Monalisa Carneo Dimalanta as the new chairperson of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), replacing Atty. Agnes Devanadera who headed the agency for nearly five years.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on August, 4, 2022

Resolution filed on impact of Russia-Ukraine war on PH energy security, affordability

With gasoline pump prices up again this week, Senator Win Gatchalian said there is a need for Congress to look into the impact of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine on the country’s energy security and affordability.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on July, 30, 2022

Solutions to power crisis in Occidental Mindoro proposed

Senator Win Gatchalian proposed solutions to the daily intermittent power outage in Occidental Mindoro as the power crisis is affecting hospital operations considering a dengue outbreak and rising COVID-19 cases.