A GREEN MALACAÑANG

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A-Green-Malacanang20151117Climate Change Commission (CCC) Commissioner Heherson Alvarez, members of the PNOC Renewables Corp., and the Malacañang Engineering Department hold an ocular inspection from the rooftop of Malacañang’s Mabini Hall to conduct a capacity assessment for the proposed “Grid-Tied Solar PV Rooftop Installation Project” that will provide clean and efficient lighting system for the Malacañang Palace compound.  According to its proponents, this will resulting in less carbon dioxide (CO2) emission and significant savings in electricity consumption. After its launch in Malacañang, the Government Management Energy Program will eventually be replicated in the facilities various government agencies.  This is an initial project of President Benigno Aquino 3rd and calls for 70 percent reduction of CO2 emission by 2030 as embodied in the Philippines’ Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submitted to the United Nations.  Aquino, as chair of the CCC, signed in 2013 two CCC Resolutions mandating the office of Alvarez to undertake—the promotion of Green Building (Resolution No. 5) and the use of renewable energy (Resolution No. 6).

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