DOE: Start 2019 by adopting energy efficient lifestyle

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THE Department of Energy (DOE) is reiterating its call for Filipinos to adopt an energy efficient lifestyle.

DOE Spokesperson and Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella underscored the importance of making wise energy choices during the launch of “Save Save Save” campaign on Thursday, Jan. 3.

“DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi and the DOE urge everyone to have a new outlook for energy efficiency, especially as we welcome 2019,” he said.

Cusi, through Fuentebella, emphasized the agency’s energy resolutions and reminded Filipino consumers to embrace an energy efficient lifestyle. He outlined six tips toward fuel efficiency:

1. Save fuel by driving at a steady speed. By reducing speed from 120 to 80 kilometers per hour (kph), tests conducted with popular cars indicated a 25 percent improvement in fuel economy.

2. Save fuel by anticipating stops. Tests prove that vehicles driven at 60 kph can travel a distance of 650 meters with gradual halts do not consume additional fuel.

3. Save fuel by minimizing vehicle load. Transporting unnecessary weight in your car results in an additional 10 percent fuel consumption.

4. Save fuel by trying “Ang-cash Tipid” (carpooling program). Carpooling is an arrangement where people travel together in a private vehicle. PR