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Rappler's latest stories on coal-fired power plants


Residents urge mayor to block coal plant in Palawan town

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:16 PM

'I am not here to say 'yes' or 'no' to coal. What I'm trying to say is if it's advantageous for us, then I'll give it a go signal. But, if not, we'll stop it,' says Narra Mayor Gerandy Danao

CONSULTATION. Narra Mayor Gerandy Danao talks to residents about the planned construction of the 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the municipality. Photo by Keith Anthony S. Fabro/Rappler

La Union deserves a coal-free future – congresswoman

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ten years after the Renewable Energy Act was signed, 'the evils and perils it aims to eradicate have continued to persist,' says Senior Citizen Representative Milagros Magsaysay

LUNA COASTLINE. Part of the Darigayos coastline in Luna, La Union, home to many beach resorts. Residents are worried about the construction of a coal-fired plant in their town. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar, Joms Santos, and Eleazar Cuela

DENR issues ECC for La Union coal plant project

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The project faces opposition from residents and environmental groups in La Union

Coal plant project in La Union sparks protests

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Residents are urging the La Union provincial government to pass an anti-coal ordinance to stop the construction of a 670-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Luna town

'PROTECT LA UNION'. Groups converge at the town plaza in San Fernando, La Union, in July 2018 to protest coal-fired power plant to be built in Luna. Screenshot from the video of Diane Mendoza Orpilla

Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Jul 04, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal fired power plants started as early as 2012

'NO MIDNIGHT DEALS.' Meralco 1st vice president Ivanna dela Pena faces lawmakers in a hearing on July 4. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Franciscans to Bataan coal plants: Don't get rich at expense of public health

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:22 PM

On Monday February 27 affected residents will march to Limay municipal hall to call on the local government to shut down the coal fired power plants

Coal isn’t cool: Bataan students, residents take plight to Facebook

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:39 AM

The group ‘Coal is not cool’ serves as a communication hub for communities affected by coal fired power plants and their supporters

Families near Bataan coal plant face displacement

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:21 PM

The provincial government of Bataan says that it would provide housing for 250 affected families within the next 3 to 5 months

COAL PLANT. The SMC Consolidated Power Corp (SMCCPC) plant and a coal-fired power plant of the Petron Bataan Fuel Refinery - both SMC subsidiaries - are located in Limay town in Bataan province. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Rappler Talk: #ClimateActionPH and Bataan's battle vs coal

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:31 PM

A community in Bataan complains of health problems that were allegedly caused by the power plants in their area

DENR's audit on coal plants now ongoing

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:20 PM

An environment official says two coal fired power plants have been audited already

Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says government plans to create models and choose certain areas where we go just renewable

Environment groups call on Duterte to end coal projects

Jul 17, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Piglas Pilipinas renew their calls to stop the proposed coal fired power plant expansion project of JG Summit Holdings from 300 MW to 600 MW in Batangas

FIGHT VS COAL. Former Batangas City Councilor Kristine Balmes shared insights during the forum together with representatives of Piglas Pilipinas, on the struggles of fighting coal operations. Photo by AC Dimatatac

Ginebra in talks with 3 foreign liquor firms

May 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The liquor unit of San Miguel Corporation is looking into the possible acquisition of the foreign companies

ACQUISITION TALKS. While Ang however refused to give details on these negotiations, he said the San Miguel has a high 80% success rate in terms of acquisitions. Photo by Ted Aljibe/Agence France-Presse

Review of PH energy policy underway

May 26, 2016 - 4:57 PM

It is the obligation of the government to act to save the people from climate change and not wait says Emmanuel De Guzman vice chair of the Climate Change Commission

Points to ponder on energy: A guide for Duterte

May 18, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The incoming president must take tough decisions that will address the above concerns for the country to break free from coal

#ClimateActionPH dilemma: Cutting carbon emissions from coal

May 13, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The issue isn’t merely our commitment to the Paris Agreement Even without it the Philippines needs to get serious about mitigating climate change because the country is most vulnerable to it

The future of coal-fired power plants

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The next batch of leaders and lawmakers should map a policy direction that pushes for the compatibility of energy objectives with those of our commitments to improve also the health and environmental sectors

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San Miguel to put up power plants in Cebu, Panay

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:34 PM

SMC President Ramon S Ang says the conglomerate is beefing up its power generation business with plans to complete projects in 3 years time

PH bucking global trend vs coal use – groups

Jul 21, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Philippine government has approved 29 more coal fired power plants amidst a global call to shift to renewable energy in the hope of curbing climate change

NO TO COAL. Renewable energy advocates express dismay over the Philippines' coal policy during a press conference on July 21, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong

Coal-fired power plant in Sarangani to be completed end-2015

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Construction at the Alsons Power controlled Sarangani Energy Corporation is on 24 7 as the Korean contractor Daelim Industrial Company rushes to meet the completion date target

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Coal power plant project faces Church opposition

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The church agency says addressing the looming power crisis should not be at the expense of the health of the people and the environment

NO TO COAL. NASSA's Fr. Edwin Gariguez (2nd from right) joins other groups in launching of the one Million signature campaign against coal-fired power plant during a press conference in Quezon City on June 5. Photo courtesy of Nassa

In Batangas, a battle against coal

May 27, 2015 - 11:45 AM

If companies like JG Summit truly believe in securing energy independence for this country then dirty dirty coal has got to go

Mima Mendoza and Tony La Viña

Korean electric firm eyes another coal-fired plant in Cebu

Mar 16, 2015 - 1:31 PM

The Korea Electric Power Corporation says the second coal power plant to be put up in the province is already in its feasibility stage

9 bids submitted for PH coal projects

Sep 29, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The energy department says the poor turnout of applications is attributed to the current low coal prices

Luzon power supply tight till Wednesday – NGCP

Apr 15, 2014 - 4:45 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says Luzon is on yellow alert but a power blackout is not imminent

PNoy sees no need for emergency powers

Mar 30, 2012 - 12:25 AM

The President prefers expediting the construction of new power plants in Mindanao

NOT KEEN. Pres Aquino talks with former Pres Fidel Ramos during the inauguration of the Philippines Expeditionary Forces to Korea (PEFTOK) – Korean War Memorial Hall on Thursday, March 29, where he also told reporters he is "unsure" on using emergency powers to solve the looming energy crisis in Mindanao. (Photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau).