Duterte signs energy conservation bill


Malacanang on Tuesday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the measure that standardizes energy efficiency and conservation measures in the country.

According to the bill’s copy released yesterday, the Energy and Conservation Act aims to promote the development and use of renewable energy to ensure stable power supply.

The President signed the measure on 12 April and under the law, a “National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan” will be formulated to serve as the framework for programs on energy efficiency and conservation.

The Department of Energy (DoE) will lead implementation of the new measure and all government agencies are required to ensure the efficient use of power in their respective facilities.