Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*

Mr. President,

It is with great pleasure that I register my full and unequivocal support for the passage of Senate Bill No. 1531, which seeks to institutionalize energy efficiency and conservation by providing incentives and by encouraging government agencies and local government units to ensure the efficient use of energy in their offices, facilities, and transportation units by incorporating energy saving methods in local development plans.

We need to institutionalize energy efficiency and conservation as a national way of life. We must work towards the efficient and judicious utilization of energy by developing and implementing energy efficiency and conservation plans and programs.

It is our duty to promote and encourage the development and utilization of efficient renewable energy technologies and systems to ensure optimal use and sustainability of the country's energy resources.

In view of these reasons, passage of the said measure is earnestly requested.

Thank you, Mr. President.

Source: Senate of the Philippines

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