300 Firms Join Energy Efficiency Program; Cost Reduction at 30%

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300 Firms Join Energy Efficiency Program; Cost Reduction at 30%


An estimated 300 companies are participating in the energy conservation program after initial results showed a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption of program participants, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) said.

ECCP vice president for external affairs Henry Schumacher said close to 300 companies nationwide are expected to take part in the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) annual forum aimed at promoting energy efficiency in the country.

Already on its fourth year, the Philippine Energy Efficiency Forum (PEEF) with the theme "Sustaining the Energy Efficiency Initiatives in the Philippines" is expected to gather companies from across all industries with the ECCP staging the event in Manila, Cebu, and Davao next month.

Schumacher said this year's edition of the event will focus on the initiatives and projects the chamber has accomplished together with its partner companies.

"Over the last three years, the ECCP conducted energy audits for companies and held continuous best practices seminars, forums, and workshops on energy efficiency. We believe there is already an understanding among companies in the country on the importance of being energy efficient," Schumacher said.

Last month alone, the ECCP signed the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to an agreement that aims to encourage locators in ecozones nationwide to invest in energy efficiency. …

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