Energy Lady (Enerji Hanım) was in Sinop,
Use energy efficiently and put one more brick for One Thousand Schools
The board member of the Energy Efficiency Association, Dr. Neslihan Yüksel stated that they are working to extend public awareness considering the issue of energy efficiency by travelling through Turkey from İzmir to Kars and from Mersin to Sinop within the scope of the Energy Lady Campaign.
Energy Lady, which is the initial phase of a comprehensive Project covering every segment across Turkey, visited Sinop as its 12th stop. Having met women in the northernmost point of Turkey, Energy Lady explained the key points of efficient use of energy at our homes to women in Sinop. Energy Lady, a joint project by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, is supported by the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wife, Emine Erdoğan since the first day.
The Energy Efficiency Association, which have undertaken the implementation of the Project across Turkey, explains the importance of the Project by meeting women in 20 provinces.
Having mentioned the fact that every segment has its responsibility to maintain the sustainability of energy and to reduce the volume of energy import and foreign dependence for energy, to decrease the share of the energy costs in the state budget and to fight against climate changes, board member of the Energy Efficiency Association Dr. Neslihan Yüksel said the following in the opening speech:
Energy economy is our 6th important fuel source
“Our Country continues its development within the scope of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and in accordance with the principle of sustainable development on the one hand and works intensively on the issue of reducing the negative effects of climate change on the other hand. Energy efficiency has a significant role in maintaining sustainability in energy, reducing foreign dependence and in achieving effective results on the works to fight against climate change. As targeted by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, energy efficiency takes its place among the demand resources of energy after petroleum, natural gas, coal, nuclear energy and renewable energy. Our country has a great potential considering the issue of energy efficiency. With this project we initiated, we have brought this potential into action.
If we use energy in a planned and efficient manner in all areas we will achieve a source around 15 billion liras in one year. We will be able to make around 4 billon liras of energy saving in one year only with little measures taken by our women at homes. With this amount of money we can establish 200 general hospitals or one thousand schools. We may not have the chance to built a school or a hospital simply by our own means however with this joint movement each woman will have the chance to put a brick for one of those hospitals or schools.”
After the opening speech, performer Süeda Çil appeared on the stage to portray Energy Lady and she made a mini exam by asking questions to women in Sinop about energy efficiency at home. Later, Energy Lady gave examples on how to prevent waste of sources not only at homes but also in the state by means of little measures and applications. After the training program, lucky names who won various energy efficient products from refrigerators to vacuum cleaners and food processors were announced with a lottery. After the meeting the presents were given to the lucky winners by the board member of the Energy Efficiency Association Dr. Neslihan Yüksel.