look for the green band

Pending at Congress right now is the Renewable Energy Bill, which provides incentives and mechanisms to promote the development of renewable (and cleaner!) sources of energy in the country (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, etc.), lessening the country’s dependence on traditonal fossil fuel sources. The bill has been passed at third reading at the House, and at the Senate, it’s been approved at the committee level but still awaiting plenary sponsorship.

The earliest version being filed in 1989. After almost two decades, Congress still hasn’t gotten around to actually passing the thing, and this is the closest that it’s ever come. With the May elections looming, there are only 4 session days remaining (June 4 to 8, unless they call a special session) before the 13th Congress comes to a close, and then it’s back to square one for the RE Bill when the new Congress convenes sometime July.

Things aren’t looking very good for RE Bill advocates right now, but with 4 days, technically it’s still possible. At the EarthDay Jam concert at Tomas Morato Strip last Friday, renewable energy baller IDs were given out in efforts to help popularize the campaign for the bill. It’s apple green, and says “Renewables NOW!” and I’m wearing one right now.

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So who else was wearing one that night?

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Ms Philippines-Earth with RE campaigners Shivah and Ross

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callalily

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kitchie nadal

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itchyworms

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jet pangan

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brownman revival – nah, this was at another earth day concert the next day. but i’m sure they would have worn the band, he he.

Slideshow. I love this new feature๐Ÿ™‚

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10 thoughts on “look for the green band

  1. jorge April 23, 2007 at 4:48 am Reply

    aw i wish i got those baller id’s din… di nga lang kasya sa wrist ko LOL

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  2. rina April 23, 2007 at 4:54 am Reply

    there’s a bunch more for distribution, i think. you just have to join the campaign,, go to the senate on opening day of session and you’ll probably find us there giving it out, he he

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  3. Ross April 23, 2007 at 6:06 am Reply

    Hi Rina it was a fun night! I love the slideshow you created! Please do send me copies of our pics. Thanks a bunch! =)

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  4. toni April 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm Reply

    yey!!! got one baller id. hehehe. love it! ^_^

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  5. solei April 23, 2007 at 2:28 pm Reply

    please when will it be opening of the senate or where else can we find this. we have to spread this movement!…more power to all you guys!

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  6. rina April 24, 2007 at 1:27 am Reply

    congress will resume session on june 4-8, unless a special session is called. what the campaigners are doing right is trying to convince senate to include the bill in their agenda for those session days. and yes, we have to spread the word!

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  7. Mika April 24, 2007 at 3:30 am Reply

    Di mo ako kinunan ng baller ID?! Hmpf. First, no alert on “important” press releases. Now, no baller ID?! Boo. *LMAO*

    Wow, I never realized that you’d have a celeb-filled blog post. Naks!

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  8. rina April 24, 2007 at 5:09 am Reply

    i still have a few left at home, nakakalimutan ko lang dalin. i can give you one, but you have to promise to blog about it and wear it everyday until the bill gets passed!๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. scarlett April 26, 2007 at 8:09 am Reply

    Hi Rina! Thanks for droppin’ by๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. […] 4, 2008 Renewables Now! Posted by rina under commentary, environment   During Earth Day last year, I and some friends at the Renewable Energy Coalition joined the celebrations at the EarthDay Jam […]

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