Signing of Energy Efficiency Act ‘a win for ordinary consumers’ – Gatchalian

  • Signing of Energy Efficiency Act ‘a win for ordinary consumers’ – Gatchalian
    President Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian (Photo: Senate of the Philippines, Manila Bulletin)

The signing of the Energy Efficiency Act was a major leap forward in realizing efficient ways of utilizing energy in the Philippines that are attuned to acceptable international standards.

Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate energy committee, issued this statement as he expressed his gratitude to President Duterte for signing Republic Act 11285 or the Energy Efficiency Act which he authored in the Senate.

‘’The signing of this landmark law is very timely, especially now that our growing economy needs more power supply in the next few years. With this law, the additional power supply will not come in the form of new power plants, but in savings from energy efficiency and conservation,’’ Gatchalian said.

Gatchalian also said that the statute was also a win, not only for the government but also for ordinary consumers who stand to have more money in their pockets through energy efficiency and conservation measures.

‘’A 10 percent increase in energy efficiency will give an average Meralco (Manila Electric Company) household a P140 reduction in their monthly electricity bill, equivalent to an additional 5 kilograms of rice every month,’’ he explained.

Written/Posted by: 
Mario Casayuran

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