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Philips pushes energy efficiency boost

Firm to participate in Gulf Environment Forum

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Energy efficiency is a key area for the Middle East.
Energy efficiency is a key area for the Middle East.

Philips is to participate in the Gulf Environment Forum as the sustainable lighting partner in Jeddah this month.

The company will be present on the panel discussion ‘Ingraining Environmental Sustainability Practices in the Region’ as part of the drive to boost energy efficiency.

Louis Hakim, VP of Royal Philips Electronics and CEO of Philips Middle East said: “On the 19th of October 2009, Philips announced its voluntary decision to phase-out the sale of home use incandescent lamps in the GCC as of September 2010, and made a call to make the switch to energy efficient lighting with the aim of reducing carbon emissions.”

“Cities as well have a crucial role to play in addressing global warming; therefore, Philips will also call for action to ensure that renovation of existing infrastructure and buildings in cities is accelerated in the battle against climate change,” he adds.

Lighting accounts for approximately 19% or one third of the world’s total electricity use and the total savings that can be made are huge.
 

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