DOE pushes for smart technologies, e-vehicles

MANILA -- The list goes on. High-efficiency motors, photovoltaic systems, light-emitting diodes, power banks, coolers, and energy monitoring and control systems are some of the smart technologies the Department of Energy (DOE) is pushing for, so the country can save on energy, emit less carbon, that will eventually make businesses profit more.

The DOE is also pushing for electric vehicles to further promote green technology options and a cleaner environment.

Smart energy technologies promote efficient energy use, reduced energy cost and greener energy options to households and energy sectors, said Energy Assistant Secretary Redentor Delola during the E-Power Mo Energy Smart Utilization Forum and Stakeholders Conference in Clark, Pampanga on Wednesday.

At the final leg of the E-Power Mo campaign for the year, the energy department highlighted the efficient use of energy resources, as well as conservation techniques for the consumers.

The DOE is also implementing the Government Energy Management Systems (GEMS), which aims to reduce government's monthly energy consumptions by at least 10 percent from 2005 levels.

The DOE will continue to empower consumers and promote a "whole of nation" approach for efficient energy utilization to enable the country to be globally competitive, Delola said.

Source: Philippine News Agency