DOE to bring solar power to 595 households in NegOcc

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BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Energy (DOE) will supply solar electricity to 595 identified households in the remote villages of the Third District of Negros Occidental.

This was announced on Tuesday by the Office of Rep. Alfredo Benitez, which coordinates the implementation of the DOE project under the agency’s Household Electrification Program (HEP).

Third District covers the cities of Talisay, Silay Victorias and municipalities of E.B. Magalona and Murcia.

DOE, petro firms disagree on Euro 2 diesel fuel revival

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The reintroduction of Euro 2 diesel fuel at the pump is going to be a potential logistics nightmare for oil companies.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a memorandum order (MO) requiring oil companies to provide Euro 2 compliant automotive diesel oil to help reduce fuel prices.

Oil firms and other sectors, however, said the order runs counter to the Clean Air Act, which mandate the sale of Euro 4 fuels for passenger and commercial vehicles in the country starting 2017.

DoE drafts circular on energy storage

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The Department of Energy issued a draft circular on the adoption of energy storage system in the electric power industry.

The department in the circular cited different forms of energy storage system, adding there was a need to recognize ESS and its corresponding applications and benefits to the power industry.

It said the ESS technologies included battery energy storage, compressed air energy storage, flywheel energy storage and pumped storage hydro.

Bottling firm’s environmental drive yields fruit

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A soft-drinks bottling company has seen major changes in its operations and has received recognition from the government for their progress after launching its nationwide environmental sustainability program in 2016,

“PCPPI [Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc.] stands as a prime industry advocate for a greener Earth through our sustainability mission: Doing what’s right for the business without compromising the environment and the communities where the company operates,” said PCPPI Senior Vice President for Operations Allan Frias II.


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