Climate change, renewable energy, and just transition are three interlinked thematic issues to be tackled in this year’s Renewable Energy Congress and Exhibit that will take place at Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines on 25-27 September 2019.
Organisers from the Center for Empowerment, Innovation and Training on Renewable Energy (CentRE) hope that the talks and possible partnerships forged from this event could contribute in generating wider actions for sustainable climate solutions especially on renewable energy.
With the theme “Road to 100% RE: Energising Development, Empowering People and Institutions,” the RE Congress will bring together the country’s energy officials, developers and advocates. At least 300 representatives of renewable energy companies, social enterprises, electric cooperatives, academe, NGOs, workers, youth, parishes, national and local governments units will be engaging in the plenary and breakout sessions, as well as in brown bag discussions and exhibit/poster sessions.
Sen. Win Gatchalian, Rep. Pablo John Garcia, DoE Usec. Felix William Fuentebella, German Embassy Commercial Counsellor George Maue, WeGen and CentRE’s Atty. Cecilia Dalupan, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities’ energy specialist Engr. Viking Logarta, Solaric’s Mike de Guzman, National Electrification Administration’s Engr. Ernesto Silvano, EU-ASEP’s Josephine Mangila-Tioseco, and Dr. Josef Yap are just a few of the authorities in renewable energy industry present at the RE Congress.
They will be sharing their expertise and experiences, and engaging with the rest of participants on key issues of energy policy, efficiency, access, technologies, financing and practices.
The RE Congress and Exhibit that started in 2018 is a flagship project by the CentRE and a German political foundation in the Philippines, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. It aims to enable civil society and community-based organizations, the academe, local government units and small industry players to learn from and engage in discussions on RE technologies, and practices. It aspires to provide opportunities for partnerships and collaborations to pursue RE projects, policies, and actions towards full deployment of renewable energy in the county in order to address energy poverty and climate change in a just and sustainable manner.
The RE Congress is organised by the CentRE in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Ecosystems International Conference (SEECON) that the University of San Carlos-Center for Renewable Energy Systems and Technologies have been holding annually since 2017.
About the CentRE
The CentRE – a not-for-profit network of RE companies, electric cooperatives, NGOs, academe, labor unions and youth – is envisaged as a hub for knowledge, social innovation, policy studies, advocacy and community empowerment towards achieving 100 percent renewable energy.