4th Energy Smart highlights EU-PH initiatives promoting sustainable energy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit website http://www.energysmart.com.ph.