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Marinduque Rep. Velasco lauds enactment of Energy Efficiency and Conservation law

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Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco has hailed the enactment of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act.

Velasco, who chairs the Committee on Energy in the House of Representatives, said that the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte of the law is a “milestone” in energy efficiency and conservation policy.

“After three decades of pendency with Congress, we are finally seeing the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act come to light,” said Velasco.

“We thank President Duterte for signing this milestone law and making it a reality.”

Velasco also co-authored the EEC Law.

The solon said that the law is designed to help the country address its energy woes and make the Philippines an appealing destination for investments.

“The signing of the law comes at a very crucial time when the country is facing constant threats of unreliable and insufficient power supply that is hurting the people and businesses,” said Velasco.

Velasco said that the law is envisioned to provide a policy for the judicious and efficient use of energy sources as well as to promote the development and use of new and alternative sources of energy-efficient technologies and systems.