There should be new sources of energy for the Philippines. This is to avoid severe power outages in the near future. That’s the Philippine Energy Council want to achieve.
At the Powertrends 2019 held at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia, a group of energy advocates has formed an organization called Philippine Energy Independence Council (PEIC) whose main target is to move the government as well as the private sector to explore new indigenous, renewable, and cleaner energy options for the country.
The newly-formed council aims to conduct roadshows and talks all over the country in line with their objective of moving public and private decision-makers to stand up, take notice, and work more aggressively towards energy independence.
The PEIC also aims to initiate and sustain specific conversations on a different kind of energy available in the country with the youth, with rural communities, and with local and national government officials.
“Our council aims to be at the forefront of initiatives to continuously initiate public discourses in order to move government and private-sector decision-makers to beef up our energy reserves,” noted PEIC chairman Dr. Tony La Viña. “We hope that these discussions can lead to concrete steps towards the goal of energy independence.”
Currently an Energy Collaboratory Director, a Senior Fellow in climate change of the Manila Observatory, and former dean of the Ateneo School of Law, La Viña stressed, “Every member of the PEIC shares the same vision of a more energy-independent Philippines that can produce its own fuel to meet the country’s demands—ultimately eliminating the Philippines’ dependence on other fuel-producing nations.”
PEIC was launched during Powertrends 2019, held last September 3 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila. Powertrends, the longest-running energy exhibition in the country, brought together the major players in the energy sector who exchanged knowledge and opinions about current energy issues in the country.
The PEIC believes that it is important for the government to act promptly in exploring the prospects of indigenous energy from sources within the Philippines.