By Ernie Reyes
MANILA — Senator Win Gatchalian urged the public to practice energy efficiency during the holidays to save money.
Gatchalian also called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to intensify the information campaign to stir public awareness on the judicious conservation and efficient utilization of energy resources.
“This policy is explicitly provided to be carried out by the DOE under RA 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act as well as Proclamation No. 1427,” he said.
Proclamation No. 1427 declares December of every year as Energy Consciousness Month.
Under the provisions of RA 11285, the DOE is tasked to develop and undertake a national awareness and advocacy campaign on energy efficiency and conservation in partnership with businesses, academe, non-government organizations, and other sectors.