LGU Forum on Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Projects
Local government officials and technical staff of local government units (LGUs) based in Luzon were briefed on their respective roles in implementing Republic Act 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Law.
The law mandates the LGUs to submit EEC plans and provide updates on their progress annually. The government will provide incentives and special financing for their energy efficiency-related projects.
At the forum, members of the Inter-agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee discussed initial guidelines for developing local EEC plans, technology options, green procurement, and green buildings, investment incentives and financing options, and mechanisms for public-private partnerships. Governments from the City of Mandaluyong, City of Santa Rosa, and the City of Mandaue demonstrated their efforts on energy efficiency initiatives.
The Department of Energy (DOE) led the briefing with the support of the European Union (EU), through their Access to Sustainable Energy Programme (ASEP), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).