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VG Lagman wants Albay to ‘go green’

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Albay Vice Governor Edcel “Grex” Lagman has graced a committee hearing on a proposed ordinance seeking to make the province “go green.”

Lagman said he attended the committee hearing chaired by BM Vic Ziga Jr. regarding the proposed “Albay Ecostart Ordinance” authored by him.

“We are hopeful that Albay will finally ‘go green,’ he said.

“We must have policies that will help us commit to and invest in renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. They are cost-effective and will reduce electricity consumption by buildings and industry by 14 percent,” added Lagman.

The Vice Governor also proposed to expand infrastructure and upgrade technology to provide clean energy sources to encourage economic growth and help the environment.

“It’s okay if we start small. Buildings with farming implements owned by the province that are vital to agriculture like those found inside the Albay Farmer’s Bounty Village can be the pilot project of this proposed solar energization program,” said Lagman.

“Eventually, especially if there are measurable gains, we can build solar farms to mainstream this renewable power source,” he added.