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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.