A proposed ordinance pushing for clean and renewable energy in Bohol is nearing approval after its technical working group (TWG) convened to discuss guidelines and changes before it is presented to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP).

The proposed ordinance, entitled the “Clean and Renewable Energy Code of Bohol”, was authored by SP member Jiselle Rae Aumentado-Villamor of the second district.

It seeks to impose distribution of renewable energy among utilities, electric cooperatives and power investors in line with Bohol’s Environmental Code and its conscious effort to implement regenerative, nature-based solutions and sound environmental programs.

The last meeting of the TWG, composed of provincial government departments, energy cooperatives and national government agencies, was held Sept. 11 at the Bohol Provincial Employees League office.

The TWG is set to present the proposed ordinance to the SP for review and approval before the year ends.

Aumentado-Villamor’s proposed legislation is in line with Bohol’s declaration as the first UNESCO-designated Global Geopark in the country which promotes environmental sustainability and ecological conservation.

This initiative is also covered in the Strategic Change Agenda of the Aumentado-Balite administration which is anchored on environmental sustainability through programs and policies focused on mitigating the adverse effects of the impending climate crisis and conserve the island province’s natural resources through clean and renewable energy. (PIMO/GMC)