4th En­ergy Smart high­lights EU-PH ini­tia­tives pro­mot­ing sus­tain­able en­ergy

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY - /PR

THE Euro­pean Cham­ber of Com­merce of the Philip­pines (ECCP) has made it its mis­sion since 2010 to un­der­take en­ergy ef­fi­ciency pro­grams and projects with its var­i­ous part­ners and stake­hold­ers to en­sure that there is a con­tin­u­ous push for greater en­ergy ef­fi­ciency across the value chain of Philip­pine in­dus­tries.

En­ergy is a crit­i­cal cost fac­tor for all in­dus­tries.

ECCP re­minds com­pa­nies that they can en­hance their com­pet­i­tive­ness through en­ergy ef­fi­ciency. Com­pa­nies are ad­vised that there are cab­i­nets full of cash in the fac­to­ries and of­fices that are just wait­ing to be dis­cov­ered through an en­ergy ef­fi­ciency au­dit. It is ECCP’s way to help com­pa­nies open their eyes to un­cover th­ese hid­den cost cen­ters.

A to­tal of 3.5 mil­lion eu­ros in tech­ni­cal as­sis- tance from the Euro­pean Union (EU) to the Philip­pines has cre­ated key mea­sures to sup­port sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment in the en­vi­ron­ment and en­ergy sec­tor.

Among th­ese are the “Na­tional En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency and Con­ser­va­tion Roadmap for 2017 to 2040,” the “Philip­pine Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Roadmap for 2017 to 2022,” the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Clean Air Act, the strength­en­ing of an en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­gram for schools with ref­er­ence to Sus­tain­able Pro­duc­tion and Con­sump­tion, and PEZA Res­o­lu­tion No. 15239 on Eco­zone Lo­ca­tors’ Tax and Duty-free im­por­ta­tion of en­ergy-ef­fi­cient prod­ucts.

In its con­tin­u­ous ef­fort to push for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency pro­grams and projects, the ECCP in part­ner­ship with EU-Philip- pines Busi­ness Net­work (EPBN) will hold the 4th En­ergy Smart Philip­pines on Novem­ber 7 at 9 a.m. at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.

En­ergy Smart 2017 will fo­cus on “Sus­tain­ing EUPH Part­ner­ships for a Sus­tain­able En­ergy Fu­ture.” The one-day con­fer­ence aims to en­gage gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials in di­a­logue, es­tab­lish stronger link­ages be­tween or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­u­als in­volved in the EU-sup­ported pro­grams, eval­u­ate new ad­vo­cacy ar­eas for stake­hold­ers, and en­counter op­por­tu­ni­ties with the EU Busi­ness Av­enues (EUBA) del­e­gates in­ter­ested in do­ing busi­ness in the Philip­pines.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 253-3387 or e-mail jen­nifer.ma­bala@eccp.com or visit web­site http://www.en­er­gys­mart.com.ph.

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