MORESCO-1 joins the rest of the Philippine power industry in the observance of the National Energy Consciousness Month (NECM).
As the Department of Energy Philippines (DOE) celebrates its 50 years in public service this month, a month-long observance of the NECM for 2022 will be launched this coming Monday, 05 December 2022, focusing on sustainability.
With the theme “DOE @ 50: Spearheading a Sustainable Energy Future”, the NECM’s annual observance seeks to call for a sustainable energy future aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 which targets universal access to energy, increasing renewable energy’s share in the energy mix, and doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvement.
The administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is leading the way in accelerating and expanding the development of the country’s domestic energy sources. Foremost, the country is accelerating the development of renewable energy to increase its share in the power mix from the current 22% to 35% by 2030 and 50% by 2040.The DOE, alongside the energy family, will spearhead a series of energy-related campaigns across the country through energy literacy and awareness among Filipinos, while highlighting the collective role of the government and the Filipino people in achieving a sustainable energy future.
In 2007, Presidential Proclamation No. 1427 was issued declaring December of every year as NECM, to coincide with the DOE’s anniversary.
The NECM provides venue to create public awareness through information campaign to bring the people toward judicious conservation and efficient utilization of energy as provided under said Proclamation. Sustainable energy is a form of energy that meets today’s demand for energy without putting them in danger or getting depleted and can be used repeatedly. These are the energy that comes from the sun, wind, and the ocean.
“Maximizing the use of our indigenous energy resources is imperative for energy security and sustainability. Our country has tremendous potential for renewable energy – such as solar, wind and ocean sources. Steadily, we are enhancing our renewable energy policies that would drive us our path toward energy sustainability,” Energy Secretary Raphael P.M. Lotilla said.
Meanwhile, as part of the NECM celebration, the DOE will conduct the Energy Investment Forum on 13 December 2022, at the Sheraton Manila Hotel in New Port, Pasay City. This year’s Forum will focus on the Fiscal Incentives Review Board’s registration procedure for energy projects, financing facility and private sector experience in doing business in the energy sector.
In recognition of individuals and entities, both public and private sector, who have made significant contributions in the field of energy management systems and practices, will also be acknowledged through the annual Energy Efficiency Excellence (EEE) Awards. (From DOE FB Page)