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EV Summit 2015: Sustaining the Gains in the Philippine Electric Vehicle Development

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evap logoBelow is the programme of activities for Feb. 26-27 for your information and guidance:

PROGRAMME

Day One – 26 February

8:00 – 9:30        Registration

9:30 – 10:30     Opening Ceremonies

Invocation & National Anthem    

The Meralco Chorale

Welcome Message  

Mr. Alfredo S. Panlilio

SVP and Head, Customer Retail Services &                                                                                                                              Corporate Communications, MERALCO

President’s Report

Mr. Rommel T. Juan

President, Electric Vehicle Association of the                                                                                                                              Philippines

Keynote Address    

Hon. Paolo Benigno Bam Aquino IV

Chairperson, Committee on Trade, Industry & Entrepreneurship

Senate of the Philippines                                                                   

10:30 – 11:30                 Ribbon Cutting

Viewing of Exhibition

                                     Press Conference

                                   Intermission by:            Mr. Noel Cabangon

Environmentalist and Ambassador for Conservation

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11:30 – 1:00 PM             LUNCH & Networking

PLENARY                 

SESSION 1 – Collaboration in Technology and R&D

Session Chair:  Mr. Roland Dimai

President, Austrian Sustainable Mobility Association

1:00 – 5:00                  Speaker 1 Mr. Jon Aitchison, SEVCON LTD

Speaker 2 Mr. Jose Montaño, Phil.Etro

Speaker 3 Mr. Kazumasa Nakashima, Global Mobility Service

Question & Answer

Coffee Break

Speaker 4 Ms. Anita Salayon, DBP

Speaker 5 Mr. John T. Lee, PhUV, Inc.

Speaker 6 Mr. Ronnie Bonus, Chemrez, Inc.

Question & Answer

Synthesis by the Chair

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Day Two  –  27 February

8:00 – 9:30                     Registration, Coffee, Snacks

9:30 – 10:30                   Message

Hon. Francis Tolentino

Chairman, Metropolitan Manila

Development Authority

Hon. Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya

Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)

Hon. Loren Legarda

Chairperson, Environment and Natural Resources, Climate Change and Cultural                                                                   Communities,

Senate of the Philippines

Hon. Pia S. Cayetano

Chairperson, Committee on Education and Demography, Senate of the Philippines

10:30 – 12:00                 SESSION 2 ­­– Green Communities & Sustainable Mobility

Session Chair:   Mr.  Roberto C. Cruz

Deputy General Manager, MD Juan Ent.                                 

Dr. Carmelyn Antig

Past President, POLCA

 Mr. Anthony Agoncillo

EV Project Manager, MERALCO

Mr.  Charles Cole B. Navarro

Chief Finance Officer, EVEEI

Panel Reactor/s: Ms. Marie Danielle V. Guillen, pH.D. 

ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation,

Transport and Climate Change

Mr. Alvin Mejia

LEUD Program Director

Clean Air Asia

Dr. Hussein Lidasan

Head, School of Urban & Regional Planning, UP                                

Q & A

Synthesis of the Chair

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12:00 – 1:00             Lunch

1:00 – 5:00             SESSION 3 ­­

Government Incentives & Support Towards   Sustainable Mobility

Session Chair:  

Atty. Leonido Pulido lll

Executive Director, eVAP

Hon. Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya

Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)

 Hon. Mario G. Montejo

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

Atty. Jonas R. Leones

Undersercretary and Concurrent EMB Director

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

Hon. Corazon T. Jimenez

General Manager

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)

Hon. Corazon Dichosa

Executive Director

DTI-BOI

 Hon. Arnold Grant Belver

Planning Officer lll

Climate Change Commission (CCC)

Panel Discussion

Summation by the Session Chair

Closing Remarks

 Hon. Carlos Jericho S. Petilla (Invited)

Secretary

Department of Energy  

 

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The Hour Is Coming, Let’s Use Our Power for Change

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Trying to save the earth is a work in progress. Not all solutions may be perfect. Some have kinks along the way, but when one is  desperate there is a tendency to place all hope on that one possible solution even if it is still in its trial stage.  We don’t have that much time, all possible solutions to save the earth will be considered.  Don’t let people discourage you and make you lose all hope  . . . because hope is all we have for now.  Make that change, though perhaps a seemingly tiny step.  What seems insignificant for one’s effort may be a powerful force when done together.  Let’s all unite in turning that small step into a big leap for the earth.

The hour is coming once again where we renew our commitment to make changes to save the earth.  Let’s make the right decisions from here on, stick to it and revise if need be, but don’t stop moving forward.

New Wind Farms Prepare Ilocos Norte for 2015 Power Shortage

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Wind Farm by Gregg Yan & WWFProgress may come at a slow pass but definitely moving forward with the heed to be more environment-conscious.  People are now paying attention to the cost effectiveness and long-term positive effects utilizing nature and its powers.  The clanging and deafening noise made by greedy and selfish business men along with their Advertising and PR machinery to stop the movement towards greener options are eventually being ignored.  The truth is revealing itself despite political muffling,

Smarter businessmen can see the wisdom of working and earning while including a pro-environment stance.  Businessmen who don’t participate will eventually get left behind or close shop because they won’t be patronized by the citizens who have awakened and desire changes.  The movement is gaining momentum with signs such as the operations of wind farms in Ilocos Norte.

Climate change solutions-provider World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) welcomed the timely start of operations for the new wind farms in Guimaras and Ilocos Norte. Its Seize the Wind campaign aims to increase the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) allocation for wind energy from 200 MW to 500 MW. The new wind farms in Ilocos Norte and Panay have added 303 MW to the country’s power supply, helping cushion consumers from a projected power shortage this March.

Wind Energy Trend by WEDAPWind farms take faster to build and are becoming more economical power sources, freeing energy generation companies and consumers alike from the need to import expensive fossil-fuels like coal and oil.

Wind farms take just about a year to go online, compared with conventional fossil-fuel power plants which can take up to four years to construct. About 70% of Philippine electricity is currently generated from fossil-fuels, 90% of which are imported at varying prices. Humanity’s continued reliance on fossil-fuels is the primary cause of climate change, the impacts of which are becoming more destructive yearly.

“We are hopeful the Department of Energy shall immediately increase the wind FiT allocation,” says WWF-Philippines Climate and Energy Unit Head Atty. Gia Ibay. “In fact, based on data from the Wind Energy Development Association of the Philippines, the month with the highest wind energy output occurs during March of each year. Incidentally, this is the same month when our projected 2015 power shortage is slated to worsen. By Seizing the Wind, we can augment our power supply this 2015.”

 Electric Vehicles Moving Forward:  Japan Investing,  More Jobs, Awaiting AFV Bill Passing for Drop in EV Prices

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Press Announcement:

The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines EVAP) vowed to preserve or even improve on the gains that the domestic electric vehicle industry has achieved as it prepares for the forthcoming Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit 2015 this February 26-27, 2015.

photo 1_1EVAP was established in 2009 with the sole mission of promoting the use of electric vehicles in the country. EVAP President Rommel Juan said that since then, the EV industry has achieved modest gains and EVAP has committed to maintain the momentum. “The Philippine EV Summit which we started in 2011 has developed into the biggest annual EV event of the year. This has been the venue for most of the Filipino EV players and foreign counterparts to meet and forge business partnerships through joint ventures.”

For the fourth EV Summit, Juan said that these gains will be highlighted. Among them are various successful projects involving EVs in the Philippines which have been launched and has gained traction, such as the ETrike projects launched in Cavite, Mandaluyong and Boracay. The Cavite project even has a public charging station to complement the fleet of ETrikes deployed.  The EJeepney transport programs have also gained headway in Makati, Filinvest City Alabang and even in the sprawling campuses of Ateneo and De La Salle.

???????????????????????????????Juan revealed that even Japanese firms, recognizing the potential of the country, have set up shop in the Philippines to manufacture electric motorcycles and tricycles. “We will also report on the gains we have achieved in the legislative field.  Various versions of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Bills have been filed and are now being deliberated in both Houses of Congress. We are supporting these bills which will propose to grant fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for EV industry players and users.”

EVAP Executive Director Atty. Bodie Pulido explains that once the AFV Bill is passed, EV prices are expected to fall by as much as 30%. “Furthermore, the country stands to collect P1.67 Billion in taxes on top of generating some 10,000 new jobs in both upstream and downstream industries. And it gives us great pleasure to say that all these gains are mainly because of EVAPs actions and programs such as the EV Summit. We hope that we keep the momentum and even build on these gains. We have committed to implement more programs as well as continue the programs that have already started.”

EVAP will hold the annual Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit at the Meralco Multipurpose Hall, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City on February 26-27, 2015.

For inquiries, please contact the EVAP Secretariat at 9307003, mobile 09239432073 or email secretariat.evap@gmail.com. Or you may check out the EVAP Facebook page for more details.