Philippine government unveils new alternative fuels project


The Department of Energy (DOE) in cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) presented the government’s Alternative Fuels Programme in the province of Bohol. It will promote the adoption of Autogas, CNG and electric vehicles.

Three senior science research specialists from DOE discussed the project to members of public utility companies and drivers from local government entities, academe, students and the media during a forum on 24 October.

“The direction of the current administration now is to use cleaner, alternative energy fuels including LPG, natural gas, and e-vehicles for the transport sector,” said PIA Assistant Director Fayette Riñen, who explained that several rounds of education campaign (IEC) have also been conducted in other regions by DOE.

Riñen said they are also tasked to let the people understand that the government is “working towards clean energy to mitigate the impact of climate change.” She said they are seeking partnership with relevant sectors to further disseminate the information in Bohol. She emphasised the significance of having well-informed residents in undertaking government initiatives such as the Alternative Fuels Programme.

Engr. Jorge Vincent Bitoon of DOE said the Alternative Fuels Programme is designed to achieve energy security and fuel diversification while meeting environmental challenges through the utilisation of alternative fuels. For more information, please visit this link.