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Farewell to Mercury Fluorescent Lamps

World leaders have finally decided to restrict the use of mercury in lighting devices and identified a phase-out period for compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and linear fluorescent lamps (LFLs) by 2025 and 2027, respectively. See our opinion article on this landmark international agreement published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on 16th of November 2023.

Pangasinan Calls for Adoption of Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Local government officials, teachers and students, young professionals, and members of the civil society joined our Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) roadshows in eastern and western Pangasinan. A total of 15 local government units, six (6) higher education institutions, healthcare facilities, and civil society networks attended and called for the adoption of EE&C policies and programs within the province.

Bol-anons Discussed Ways to Integrate Climate Resilience in the Province’s Power and Energy Sector

Recently declared as the Philippines’ first UNESCO Global Geopark, Bohol province is known for its significant geological formation, biodiversity, and rich cultural heritage. The new global recognition will further boost the local tourism industry, which adds up to the importance of Bohol in establishing independent and reliable power and energy sources to further sustain its economic growth.

Another Community Joins the RE Movement

The Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST), in partnership with United Methodist Committee on Relief - Manila Episcopal Area (UMCOR-MEA), continues to promote the adoption of renewable energy to enhance emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction initiatives of climate-vulnerable communities.

Five Takeaways: Governing Rules on DERs

The first virtual dialogue for 2023 focused on the Governing Rules on Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), through its Resolution No. 11 series of 2022, adopted the DER Rules on 19 October 2022. DERs are power sources that are connected to an existing distribution or grid electrical system. The Rules allow electricity end-users with renewable energy systems for own use, to export their excess electricity to their distribution utilities in exchange for credits.

A Creative Call for Urgent Action in the Energy Sector

The paper published in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Philippines, looks into the Philippine Energy Plan 2020-2040 and how it fairs with the goal of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5° and below and proposed recommendations on how the country’s power and electricity sector can be aligned to this climate goal. CREST released this infographic to visually summarize the content of the paper.

Time’s up for fluorescent and other mercury lamps

Having adequate lighting is essential for every Filipino. A source of light, especially at night, increases security and protection, particularly for women, children, and vulnerable members of the family. Lighting also extends social and economic activities in the community. It is, therefore, important that lighting devices be safe and not cause harm to public health and the environment.