BAGUIO CITY, May 4 (PIA) -- “Let us together raise the awareness of the people on energy efficiency and make this as a way of life for every Filipino in order to attain increased growth rate of the country’s economy and uplift the life of all Filipinos.”
Assistant Secretary Robert Uy of the Department of Energy urged the participants of the forum on E-Power Mo: Communicating Efficiency Across the Energy Sector held at the Hotel Supreme here last April 24.
The E-Power Mo: Communicating Efficiency Across the Energy Sector is the fifth of a series of the Information Education Campaign of the DOE launched nation-wide last year. The said IEC project is undertaken in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency.
Representatives from the sub-sectors of the Energy Sector such as the Downstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector, the Upstream Sector, the Renewable Energy Sector, Power Energy Sector, the Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency Sector, and the Consumer Sector participated in the
E-Power Mo forum.
The Breakout Sessions for each of the sub-sectors were advantageous as detailed discussions of their respective issues and concerns were dealt with appropriately. Each concern raised was addressed and resolved by the concerned bureau of the DOE.
For the Downstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector for instance, the processes of importation, processing, depots and distribution to retailers as well as the regulatory framework were discussed. With the discussion, the business people were able to understand the disparity in the regional pricing system. The challenge of cutting the bundled cost is now posed if they want to become competitive to maximize their profits without sacrificing the quality of their products.
The discussion on the regulatory functions of the DOE provided an opportunity for business people to appreciate the importance of following the standards of the DOE in order for them to maximize their profits while maintaining the quality of their products that promote the Clean Air Act and Biofuels Act to protect and conserve our environment, as well as public health and safety. Maria Teresa B. Beñas (ALT/MTBB – PIA CAR, Abra)