Access to Sustainable Energy Programme-Clean Energy Living Laboratories (ASEP-CELLs) is a project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) in partnership with Manila Observatory (MO), ICLEI-SEAS, Xavier University (XU) and University of San Carlos (USC).
The project supports the Department of Energy through the funding of the European Union in achieving 100% rural electrification through renewable energy, thus increasing the share of renewable energy in the Philippines’ energy mix, and promoting energy efficiency towards sustainable and inclusive growth.
From 2019 to 2021, ASEP-CELLs will build knowledge management, invest in capacity-building and promote advocacy. Through its CELLs in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the project will produce research studies to enhance energy policy-making and program interventions, strengthen capacities to help institutions better respond to sustainable low- carbon renewable energy challenges; and increase public awareness and stakeholder engagement to sustain political support and commitment to low-carbon renewable energy pathway, energy efficiency, and energy access.
Specifically, ASEP-CELLs’ researches and activities will (a) recommend appropriate sites and technologies through profiling and mapping; (b) enhance existing energy policies and programs through assessment studies; (c) streamline mandates of institutions to ensure effective and collaborative implementation; (d) strengthen capacities of institutions and energy specialists to mainstream national energy policies and plans into local governance through technical assistance and knowledge exchange activities; (e) empower social enterprises towards the creation of jobs to support and sustain community-based energy initiatives and (f) open channels of advocacy platforms for sustained dialogue.
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