Imagine a future where every breath of air taken in the city is refreshing, as zero-emission transport becomes the norm. Smoke from electricity-generating power plants is a thing of the past; recycling, a way of life, and Filipinos living more comfortable lives with resources available to everyone.
These can all happen if the government, backed by the private corporations, adopt systems to make clean and comfortable lifestyles available to all. With these developments come a higher demand for electricity from the energy sector.
Now, steps are already being undertaken to reduce the country’s dependency on energy options like coal in favor of cleaner sources by 2040 as part of its sustainable development goals.
Heading towards sustainability
Being sustainable means meeting the demands of the present without sacrificing resources for future generations. Aboitiz Power shares in this vision, and it has led the way in producing renewable energy in the country.
AboitizPower has been strengthening their environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) policies and practices in response to issues such as climate change, employee welfare, consumer protection, and company leadership.
The company follows strict guidelines to minimize occupational safety risks in all their facilities.
Cleanergy is the company’s brand of clean and renewable energy. Currently, this consists of 29 hydro, solar, and geothermal power plants providing reliable and sustainable supply of electricity to homes and businesses all over the country.
The company’s Cleanergy portfolio aims to expand within the next 10 years to transform their capacity mix into an almost 50:50 Thermal: Cleanergy balance. This shift will answer the increasing demand of renewable energy in the country.
The Cleanergy Center in Laguna and the Cleanergy Park in Davao are facilities to increase awareness on the importance of renewable energy and the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle.
Clean energy is the key to fighting climate change as it significantly lowers the amount pollutants released in the atmosphere. It is not only good for the planet, but good for the people and the economy too.
It promises less water and air pollution, therefore improving public health. It also opens more job opportunities than traditional power plants, especially in rural areas where such facilities are constructed.
Clean energy is more cost-effective in the long run, giving consumers a more affordable and eco-friendlier alternative for electricity.
Currently, the available energy supply from renewable sources is not yet enough to power the entire Philippines. Thermo-electric stations are still needed in order to fulfill the country’s energy demands.
According to the World Energy Council, a healthy energy system must balance the demands of what is known as the World Energy Trilemma Index. The trilemma is made up of energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability.
AboitizPower has aligned its strategy to this principle by creating a Balanced Energy Mix of thermal and renewable to supply the Philippines with sustainable, cost-effective, and sufficient energy with the least impact on the environment.
By balancing the interests of the people, planet, and the company, AboitizPower’s #PositiveEnergy is poised to make a better future for their partners, consumers, and the rest of the nation.