DOE in­ten­si­fies call for an en­ergy-ef­fi­cient life­style

Sun.Star Baguio - - Top Stories - Jonathan Llanes Sun*Star Re­porter

DEPART­MENT of En­ergy (DOE) con­tin­ues to pro­mote the adop­tion of an en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient life­style for all Filipinos.

In a re­lease, DOE Spokesper­son and Un­der­sec­re­tary Felix Wil­liam Fuente­bella un­der­scored the im­por­tance of mak­ing wise en­ergy choices with the DOE's re­cent launch of its "Save Save Save" cam­paign for 2019.

“The Sec­re­tary and the DOE urges ev­ery­one to have a new out­look for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, es­pe­cially as we wel­come 2019 as we em­pha­sized the Depart­ment’s en­ergy res­o­lu­tions and re­minds Filipino con­sumers to em­brace an en­ergy-ef­fi­cient life­style,” Fuente­bella said.

The en­ergy depart­ment re­it­er­ated six tips to­ward fuel ef­fi­ciency start­ing of with sav­ing fuel by driv­ing at a steady speed or by re­duc­ing speed from120 to 80 kph, based on tests con­ducted with pop­u­lar cars in­di­cat­ing a 25 per­cent im­prove­ment in fuel econ­omy.

Sav­ing fuel by an­tic­i­pat­ing stops based on tests have proven that ve­hi­cles driven at 60 kph can travel a dis­tance of 650 me­ters with grad­ual halts do not con­sume ad­di­tional fuel.

The third rule furl sav­ing mea­sure is by min­i­miz­ing ve­hi­cle load. Trans­port­ing un­nec­es­sary weight in your car re­sults in an ad­di­tional 10 per­cent fuel con­sump­tion.

Save fuel by try­ing “Ang-cash Tipid” (car­pool­ing pro­gram), or an ar­range­ment whereby sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als travel to­gether in a pri­vate ve­hi­cle with car­pool­ers shar­ing the costs of gas and of­ten take turns to drive to their com­mon desti­na­tion.

The fifth fuel sav­ing tip is by driv­ing less or by tak­ing pub­lic trans­port such as the MRT and LRT’s can help lessen traf­fic con­ges­tion and at the same time pro­vide seam­less jour­ney for the trav­el­ling pub­lic.

“Let us con­tinue to “Save Save Save” by us­ing our en­ergy wisely. Max­i­miz­ing our en­ergy abil­ity would en­able us to be­come glob­ally com­pet­i­tive and usher in a new wave of eco­nomic pros­per­ity for the coun­try,” DOE added.

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