Switching to clean energy use is an eco-friendly and economically wise choice

Switching to clean energy use is an eco-friendly and economically wise choice

/ 08:00 AM December 16, 2021

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To this day, climate change remains a persistent problem globally, with effects felt particularly in the Philippines in the form of super typhoons, flash floods, drought, and more. According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the energy sector, still dominated by coal, remains the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, a major factor driving global warming and climate change.

Thankfully, the PH government continues to promote the use of clean and renewable energy to reduce the impact of global warming emissions on the environment. The National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) under the Department of Energy (DOE) outlines the policy framework aimed to achieve the country’s goals set in the Renewal Act of 2008. The NREP features initiatives focused on a sustained drive toward energy security and better access to clean energy.


The target of the NREP is to triple the renewable energy-based capacity of the country by 2030. Collective efforts from both the private and public sectors are crucial to achieving this goal. The first step is encouraging and empowering businesses to convert to the use of clean energy in their work places and operations. While it seems like a big leap, switching to clean and renewable energy is now more feasible and convenient. Aside from supporting the government’s goals, switching to clean and renewable energy sources have several benefits to businesses as well.

A practical and eco-friendly choice

Affordability is the main benefit in terms of sourcing from clean and renewable energy, just like with traditional sources of power. So, no — it is not a hefty investment, rather a worthy investment. 

Businesses that consume an average peak of 100 kilowatts of power and above now have the option to take part in the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) of the DOE. This is where they can now choose to source their power supply from qualified renewable energy suppliers. Not only are they helping the environment, business owners can now also enjoy incentives from the government, such as savings on their electricity bills and zero VAT on generation charges. 

Being eco-friendly is good for the business and the customers

Going green benefits a business in two ways: it is practical and it shows your commitment in helping protect the environment to potential customers and current clients. Making the switch to clean and renewable energy sends out the message to your target market that your brand goes above and beyond their expectations.

Think of the two-pronged impact of switching to clean and renewable energy. This is a great way to improve your brand and encourage your customers to be more aware and conscious, not just toward sustainability, but towards the future where renewable energy is king.

Enjoy the long-term benefits of saying no to greenhouse gas emissions

Global warming can have lasting repercussions and can cause businesses to have financial instability in the long run, which can also contribute to damaging the economy. To mitigate the financial problems that can stem from global warming, like astronomical electricity bills, it’s high time businesses step up to reduce these effects in their own way. In addition, using clean and renewable energy for your businesses can further reduce your business’ carbon footprint, which will lower the energy bills, and help the planet recover and be renewed.

Committed to working towards a decarbonized and regenerative future, First Gen Corporation (First Gen), a clean and renewable energy provider, is taking the first step in having clean power that you can be a part of. With reliable and cost-effective energy services, First Gen is set on offering natural gas, hydro, geothermal, wind, and solar energy with several power plants across the nation.           

The road toward regeneration and decarbonization may seem like a strenuous and long one, but one wise decision of making the switch to clean and renewable energy can make it easier and worthwhile.  Of course, collective efforts are needed to put an end to global warming and climate change. Heed the urgent call of the environment for this generation and the generations to come. All you have to do is take that first big step toward environmentally conscious efforts, starting with First Gen.  

Find out more about clean and renewable energy at First Gen’s website and Facebook page.     

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