Councilor eyes solar power in Iloilo City

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Friday, December 6, 2013

ILOILO City councilor Nielex Tupas said a solar power plant investor of a US-based company is eyeing to invest in the city by bringing in new technology, facility, and infrastructure on solar power.

“If this will push thru, it will be great for the city,” Tupas said.

The councilor said he advised the investors to visit City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and the offices of the city environment and natural resources, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Department of Energy to get more information on the proposal.

Tupas said that with the reality and existence of Climate Change and that “we saw and felt its ill effects already, a renewable source of energy such as solar power is a very welcome development.”

The city councilor was a participant to this year's “Climate Change, Is there a Liberal Response” seminar at the International Leadership Academy in Germany and the local climate change seminars in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan and in Caliraya, Laguna.

Tupas is also the main author of a regulation ordinance on non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags in Iloilo City.

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