POWER says no need for emergency powers but gov’t needs to build power plants to solve shortages

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments by

Insisting that emergency powers are not necessary to address the projected power shortage in 2015, consumer group People Opposed to unWarranted Electricity Rates (POWER) urged Congress to focus on bringing back government’s capacity to build and run publicly-owned power generating plants.

POWER says the projected shortage in the summer of 2015 can very well be addressed by upgrading existing government power plants, properly managing the scheduled shutdowns of other power plants and facilities, tapping the embedded generation capacities of the private sector as well as aggressively implementing energy conservation and efficiency programs.

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PPP sa 2015 Badyet: Maling patakaran, maling prayoridad, malaking pork barrel!

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments

Ginoong Speaker, mga kapwa mambabatas, salamat sa pagkakataong ibinigay sa representasyong ito para maipahayag ang posisyon ng mahihirap at aping mamamayan sa panahong ito ng Turno En Contra. Sinasabing nasasalamin sa pambansang badyet ang patakarang pang-ekonomya at prayoridad ng pamahalaan. Tama ito. Narito po ako para ipakita sa inyo na maling-mali ang PPP ng P2.6 […]

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Sec. Petilla is not telling the truth on ph energy situation

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate today said that Department of Energy (DOE) Sec. Jericho Petilla is not telling the truth on the real energy situation in the country and is saying different things on the issue depending on who he is his audience. The energy secretary said that the figures he earlier […]

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Sec. Petilla was unable to explain need for emergency powers in budget deliberations

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares last night grilled Department of Energy (DOE) Sec. Jericho Petilla through the DOE sponsor Rep. Celso Lobregat. The secretary was not able to explain the need for emergency powers and requested for a separate briefing for the progressive solon. The secretary was hard put to explain their obsession for emergency […]

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Congress should not railroad Pres. Aquino’s 2015 budget

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today said that the majority should not railroad debates on the 2015 budget with a threat of a re-enacted budget adding that they would oppose any attempt at re-enacting the budget as this transforms the entire budget into a pork barrel. “This talk about a re-enacted budget is not only baseless […]

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