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Friday, July 20, 2012
THIS time, I have the real McCoy, the real deal. I received an email from Stefan Tilleux who works for the Pacific Energy Company.
Mr. Tilleux commented on my previous article “What’s in a name?” which seems to have gone viral since readers are not limited to Negros. Someone or some entity must be using the company name “Pacific Energy Company” in vain.
Tilleux wrote that “although the address is correct we at Pacific Energy Company (are in) 2121 Santa Barbara Street.” Pretty straightforward, with a lesson in world geography to boot.
Despite the Spanish names, Cádiz City with the Hon. Patrick G. Escalante as its Mayor is a gateway and a premier center of agro-fishery resources of Negros Island, Philippines. It’s a wide and rich island and marine resources, with a commercial port.
Cádiz in Negros got its name from the port city of southwestern Spain, the capital of Cádiz province—one of eight provinces that comprise Andalucia, Spain.
Santa Barbara Street is located in San Luis Obispo County along the Pacific Ocean in the Central Coast of the US state of California, between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
I suspect Tilleux sent the email to emphasize that THE Pacific Energy Company does “NOT build coal fired power plants. (It’s) not the company proposing a coal fired power plant in Cádiz City or anywhere.” Very clear.
He quoted my article when I wrote that his PEC probably even opposes coal as an energy source. His terse emphatic comment: “Yes, we do.”
And PEC’s area of operations cover “our area of California, we do not have any operations outside of California. We are a small local business that sells and installs fireplace and photovoltaic power systems in our area of California, we do not have any operations outside of California. …We are not the company proposing a coal fired power plant in Cádiz City or anywhere.”
What does the real McCoy PEC promote then? “We are supporters of clean safe solar energy for everyone.”
In other words, to say publicly that the Pacific Energy Company promotes coal-fired plants impugns its integrity, besmirches its company vision and mission of providing clean safe solar energy.
Tilleux said that “there are a number of companies that have Pacific Energy in their name, however.”
Again, another quick online search. I got Pacific Energy & Mining Company, a natural resources company headquartered in Reno, Nevada. Then there’s Austral Pacific Energy Ltd. company research & investing information. And Pacific Energy Fireplace Products Ltd. Pacific Energy Development and Blast.
Wrong names, and perhaps even wrong industry and geography. Cádiz City in Negros Occidental might have trademark legal issues here. The San Luis Obispo County Pacific Energy Company could file a trademark infringement case against the so-called “Pacific Energy Company” that produces coal-fired plants.
And the thing is, with the 2013 local elections coming up, Mayor Patrick Escalante will need an international legal case on his head like he needs Mickey Mouse money to fuel his reelection bid.
For readers who want to get in touch with Stefan Tilleux for more details, please send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 20, 2012.