Sky Cable and the Department of Energy in TV Olympics!
Saving energy in the Philippines is tantamount to the success of the country. We have one of the world's most expensive energy rates next to Japan and imagine the difference between us and the first world countries consumption, its a pretty far cry from what we think is normal. Sky Cable and the Department of Energy in partnership with Asian Development Bank, SM Supermalls and the Center for Clean and Renewable Energy Development just recently launched the first ever TV OLYMPICS in the country. This is part of the DOE's energy efficiency campaign to promote awareness, energy conservation while we use normal day to day appliances at home.
Honestly, I didn't know we consume that much energy when using the ordinary cathode ray tube tv sets we have. Comparing it to the LED tv sets just puzzled me because the technology made it clearer and consume less current as seen in the tests they had in the SM Megamall Atrium. Sky Cable was standing as partner and gave each running TV set the same broadcasted programs while its running on the event floor. They were measuring each one in real time and seeing the monitor up on front made me think of LED TV choices I had to do when purchasing a TV set. The famous brands were there and some of them are clearly ahead of the pack. Comparing their recent energy output to the normal consumption of CRT TV's was mind boggling because it just shows how much you can save on a new one.
I'll be replacing our CRT TV's at home soon because as far as I can tell, its worth it! They also discussed how the waste coming from the old TV sets were so harmful to the environment that even boy and girl scout organizations in the Philippines and people from other government offices endorse these new ones right off the bat. Imagine you can save upto 14.8 GWh and lessen 100,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year! That's a remarkable feat and I'm so glad SkyCable, DoE and other organizations are making headway letting the public know the real deal in energy consumption. You guys should go there at the SM Megamall Atrium and check out the TV's they are testing so you know which one to pick up the next time you need a tv set. Happy watching!