Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Department of Energy (DOE) and other government agencies to be on the guard against unscrupulous traders who will take advantage of the rising pump prices in the aftermath of the Saudi oil field attacks.
Senator Win Gatchalian has revived calls for the creation of a world-class think tank to bridge research and policy gaps in the Philippine energy sector in hopes of fostering greater energy security, sustainability, and affordability in the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to look into the Department of Energy’s (DOE) plans to ensure adequate oil supply in the Philippines following the attack on Saudi Arabian Oil Company’s (ARAMCO) key facilities last week.
The Senate Committee on Energy chaired by Senator Win Gatchalian has grilled the Department of Energy (DOE) on the status of electrification of the country as the committee started the hearing on a bill that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to look into the current state of the country’s upstream oil and gas industry in a bid to improve and streamline regulations that will result in the increased investments in oil and gas exploration and development.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a comprehensive framework for electric vehicles (EVs) to ensure the sustainability of the industry in the country as the Senate Committee on Energy began ironing out the details on how to address the challenges in the industry’s development.
The Senate Committee on Energy held a public hearing on a bill seeking to ensure not only the promotion and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) but also the sustainability of the EV ecosystem in the country in the long run, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for the scrutiny of the level of the Philippines’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and an update on the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), the plan to ensure that the country meets its intended commitment to reduce at least 70 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 conditioned on external support pursuant to the Paris Agreement.
Senator Win Gatchalian has committed to champion the creation of a regulatory framework for waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies in the 18th Congress, in line with the Duterte administration’s thrust to advance renewable energy in the country.