“Enerji Hanım“ Will Educate Turkey on Energy Efficiency

 

"Enerji Hanım" WILL EDUCATE TURKEY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY

 

Enerji Hanım, the first national project for the attainment of energy efficiency and explaining it to individuals, has sprung into action. Mrs. Emine Erdoğan supported the project, which has been created by the initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, by participating its presentation in the Çırağan Palace. The target of the Enerji Hanım project, which focuses mainly women, is to ensure the optimal utilization of energy by all family members and thus contributing to the national economy.

Istanbul, 22 December 2012

Enerji Hanım project, which represents the joint project of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, has sprung into action by its presentation meeting in the Çırağan Palace. The presentation of the project, which aims at increasing energy efficiency at homes and thus contributing to the household and national economies, was attended by Mrs. Emine Erdoğan and Mrs. Fatma Şahin, the Minister of Family and Social Policies and Mr. Taner Yıldız, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

The Enerji Hanım project focuses on women that are the “economists at home”. The purpose is to develop energy efficiency conscience amongst all family members with the intermediation of women.

Enerji Hanım” for energy savings

As the energy sources are depleting in the world, the importance of alternative and renewable energy items such as geothermal, solar and wind energy is increasing for energy policies. Manifestation of responsibility by individuals, not only by states or large enterprises, is necessary for ensuring energy savings and using in the most efficient manner. Owing to the said reasons, Enerji Hanım project has been prepared with the collaboration of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, for the purpose of increasing energy efficiency conscience amongst individuals.

Accordingly, thousands of Liras can be saved at homes every year by simple measures that will provide an efficient use of energy. While such savings can be used for other necessities, it makes significant contributions to household economies. The efficient use of energy and making savings thereunto also makes positive contribution to the national economy. The fact that Turkey has begun to use its energy sources more efficiently assists it to have more resources to provide services in other field, which by and large aims at rendering Turkey less dependent on foreign countries in terms of energy.

As Enerji Hanım shares the efficient use of and making savings on energy with individuals, it aims at creating conscience on such subjects.

Enerji Hanım project, which has been prepared by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, is further supported personally by Mrs. Emine Erdoğan. The resolution of the State for energy efficiency and the projects integrated status with the support given to it by trainings and activities increase the importance of Enerji Hanım.

“In order not to be consumed while consuming, we have to use our resources efficiently, not in vain”

The President of Energy Efficiency Association, İbrahim Çağlar initially stated the purpose and operation of the campaign during the presentation meeting of the Enerji Hanım campaign. Later Fatma Şahin, the Minister of Family and Social Policies took the floor and expressed her opinions on the campaign as follows: “The most important means of reaching success in a sustainable development is the efficient use of resources. When one considers how valuable electric energy is, using energy-smart products and taking some measures on this subject in a way become mandatory. In our age, energy consumption per individual no longer represents an indicator of development level. The energy consumed for illumination varies according to the types of bulbs and lamps used and their design. In addition to increase energy consumption per individual, the purpose from now on will be to attain the utmost production and welfare with one unit energy. The group family represents the most important consumer group playing role in the consumption of energy and water resources. In order not to be consumed while consuming, we have to use our resources efficiently, not in vain. The learning of efficient energy use primarily by women will first contribute to the family economy, then to the national economy and ultimately, to the world we are living. We realize the Enerji Hanım project for this purpose. With the role they undertake at home, our women will thus contribute to their families, their country and their environment as an efficient consumer.

Small measures during energy consumption may represent big steps for our country”.

In the meanwhile, Mr. Taner Yıldız, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, stated his opinions as follows: “We have adapted energy efficiency as a stand-alone resource during the creation of our energy policies. After we have prepared the legal infrastructure for energy efficiency, we have made our studies for a more efficient use of energy by the public organizations & institutions and the private sector. The key point here is to convert energy efficiency into a habit in life. For this reason, small measures during energy consumption in our homes may represent big steps for our country. And the primary duty for taking such measures at home is incumbent on our women. By using electric gadgets consciously at home, our women make an annual contribution of 4 billion Liras to the national economy by preferring A class white appliances and energy-smart bulbs. This means increased number of schools & hospitals, more service to our citizens and a healthy environment for the future generations”.

“I congratulate everybody that has contributed efforts to the Enerji Hanım campaign”.

Erdoğan, who expressed her views during the presentation meeting of the project, stated the following: “Making savings is entirely a personal responsibility. Nobody has the luxury to assign this responsibility to others. We all have to comprehend that each unit of wasted energy means disappearing trees, polluted waters and melted icebergs in our world.

Without doubt, small increments we will make in terms of conscious energy consumption will directly effect our country’s future, the aftertime of the future generations and especially the direction of our world.

Leaving a shining world to the future generations, using our most of our current resources for longer periods is only possible by an efficient energy consumption”.

More information on the Enerji Hanım campaign, Accord İletişim: 0212 275 47 10