BAGUIO CITY: The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance adopting the use of energy conservation technologies and clean renewable energy in all local government facilities and other government projects. The ordinance authors – Councilors Benny Bomogao, Faustino Olowan and Michael Lawana—said it will be a policy of the local government to conserve energy use in all facilities where energy consumption is paid with public funds and will endeavor the use of energy-saving technologies and renewable energy such as solar, wind, hydro and geothermal. Further, it provides that the local government shall use energy-saving technology to effectively reduce cost and encourage both the public and private sectors to do the same. The proponents tasked the City Engineering Office and City Buildings and Architecture Office and other concerned agencies to initially use renewable energy for lighting requirements in preparation of programs of work for all government projects in conformity with Article XIII, Section 38 of Ordinance No. 18, Series of 2016 or the Environment Code of the city.