Tuesday, May 21, 2024

PCO, DOE Link Up To Boost Awareness On Energy Conservation


PCO, DOE Link Up To Boost Awareness On Energy Conservation


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The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) and the Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have joined hands for the “You Have the Power” campaign in a bid to raise awareness on energy conservation amid the low power supply in the country’s major grids.

The campaign was officially launched on Wednesday and Thursday at the Philippines Science High School (PSHS) main campus in Quezon City.

DOE’s Energy Utilization and Management Bureau Director Patrick Aquino said the “You Have the Power” campaign seeks to educate and provide the public, particularly the youth, with information on promoting sustainability, conserving energy, and preserving the environment for the next generations.

“The campaign aims to educate and provide information in promoting sustainability and energy efficiency and conservation practices, no matter how big or small. This campaign aims to educate the public that energy and conservation is an essential part in preserving the environment for the future generations,” he said during the campaign launch.

Meanwhile, PCO Assistant Secretary Patricia Kayle Martin underscored the roles of communication in fostering sustainability in the Philippines.

The launch concluded with DOE Undersecretary Felix William Fuentabella commending the enthusiasm and commitment of the youth in becoming part of a brighter, more sustainable Philippines for future generations.

Earlier, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. called for a whole-of-government approach in addressing power supply.

He also appealed to government offices to lead the efforts in conserving power as the Luzon and Visayas grids have been placed on yellow and red alerts due to thin power supply. (PNA)