Start 2019 by adopt­ing en­ergy ef­fi­cient life­style

Sun Star Bacolod - - Business -

THE Depart­ment of En­ergy (DOE) is re­it­er­at­ing its call for Filipinos to adopt an en­ergy ef­fi­cient life­style.

DOE Spokesper­son and Un­der­sec­re­tary Felix Wil­liam Fuente­bella un­der­scored the im­por­tance of mak­ing wise en­ergy choices dur­ing the launch of “Save Save Save” cam­paign re­cently.

“DOE Sec­re­tary Al­fonso Cusi and the DOE urge ev­ery­one to have a new out­look for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, es­pe­cially as we wel­come 2019,” he said.

Cusi, through Fuente­bella, em­pha­sized the agency’s en­ergy res­o­lu­tions and re­minded Filipino con­sumers to em­brace an en­ergy ef­fi­cient life­style. He out­lined six tips to­ward fuel ef­fi­ciency:

1. Save fuel by driv­ing at a steady speed. By re­duc­ing speed from 120 to 80 kilo­me­ters per hour (kph), tests con­ducted with pop­u­lar cars in­di­cated a 25 per­cent im­prove­ment in fuel econ­omy.

2. Save fuel by an­tic­i­pat­ing stops. Tests prove that ve­hi­cles driven at 60 kph can travel a dis­tance of 650 me­ters with grad­ual halts do not con­sume ad­di­tional fuel.

3. Save fuel by min­i­miz­ing ve­hi­cle load. Trans­port­ing un­nec­es­sary weight in your car re­sults in an ad­di­tional 10 per­cent fuel con­sump­tion.

4. Save fuel by try­ing “Ang-cash Tipid” (car­pool­ing pro­gram). Car­pool­ing is an ar­range­ment where peo­ple travel to­gether in a pri­vate ve­hi­cle./pr

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