Convergence for 100% Clean and Affordable Renewable Energy
In celebration of the 10th year anniversary of the Renewable Energy Law (RE Law), the Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development (CEED), Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), Greenpeace Philippines, World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF Philippines), Bantay Kita, and Sanlakas as part of the Power for People Coalition (P4P Coalition), created a space for confluence among key stakeholders in the country’s power industry in a Symposium entitled “Convergence for 100% Renewable Energy in the Philippines: A Symposium on the Challenges faced by Stakeholders in advancing Renewable Energy in the Philippines”.
In line with the vision-mission of the P4P Coalition—the widest network of power consumers, civil society organizations (CSOs), coal-affected communities, and power cooperatives in the Philippines, united towards the goal of pursuing clean and affordable renewable energy for all Filipino—the objectives of the Symposium are to provide a space for convergence of local governments, renewable energy companies, CSOs, people’s organizations, coal-affected communities, and power consumers towards the promotion of 100% renewable energy in the Philippines; to surface the different challenges faced in retiring coal plants and establishing renewable energy systems; and to bridge national and local efforts in the promotion of clean, affordable, and safe energy for all, and to open new opportunities for partnerships.
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- Welcoming remarks – Gerry Arances, Executive Director of the Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development
- Keynote address: the Renewable Energy Law of 2008 – Senator Loren Legarda
- Voices from the ground: the resistance against coal in the Philippines – Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of CBCP – NASSA/Caritas Philippines and Board Member of CEED