CITY OF MALOLOS – Simple ways yet effective solutions to lower electricity consumption was the highlight of the “DOE: E-Power Mo! Forum” held at the Balagtas Hall, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city yesterday.
More or less 80 communicators attended the said activity including members of the Information Officers of Bulacan (InfoBul), Inc., Information Officers from local and national agencies, campus journalists and local and national media.
Philippine Information Agency Region 3 Director William Beltran said that the forum aims to educate the public, particularly the energy consuming public to have an energy efficient lifestyle.
“Sa mahal ng kuryente at gasolina ngayon, ano pa ba ang dapat nating gawin kundi magkaroon ng nasabing lifestyle. Sabi nga ng DOE E-Power Mo, let us have the power to make ourselves safe, secured and may diskarte,” Beltran said.
According to Ruel Lacambra of DOE, among the simple ways to help lower electricity consumption are unplug appliances when not in use, look for Energy Efficiency Factor (EEF) when buying appliances wherein high EEF means less consumption of electricity and use efficient light sources available like LED or Light Emitting Diode.
DOE Officer-in-Charge and Luzon Field Office Director Reynaldo Liganor discussed the effects of global warming and climate change wherein in through the collective action of the public and cooperation with the DOE’s program being implemented on cleaner alternative energy fuels, energy technologies and energy efficiency and conservation and utilization management, it will result to sustainable energy that would help save the earth for the next generation.
He added that using renewable energy from the sun, water and wind will bring better results because those are unlimited sources and do not cause pollution that poison the environment.
Other topics that were discussed in the forum include Downstream Oil and Gas, Energy and Environment, Renewable Energy, Electric Power Industry, Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency and Energy Consumers wherein electricity saving tips were taught as well as how to properly manage office and house bills and other important matters like e-vehicles, jeepney modernization, and nuclear energy.
The said forum is made possible through the efforts of DOE and PIA Region 3.