By Robert Gonzaga
The lawyer who represents environment advocates, residents and business locators opposing the construction of a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here has accused the project proponent of engaging in a “deceptive media campaign” to distort a recent ruling on the project by the Court of Appeals (CA).
Businessmen, officials and residents of communities around this economic zone protested the issuance of an amended environmental compliance certificate (ECC) to the proponent of a coal-fired power plant here, citing pending issues and opposition against the project.
By Redempto D. Anda
A plan to set up two coal fired power plants to meet the growing demand for electricity on the main island of Palawan has stirred fresh debate among environmentalists and other sectors in the province.
A top official of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said a consortium of energy firms planning to put up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here would not be able to avail itself of the tax incentives of the free port zone because it would sell the power it generates outside the zone.
SUBIC Bay Freeport—Zambales leaders on Friday rejected plans for the construction of a 600-megawatt coal-fired plant here, during a public hearing that was arranged by a consortium of energy firms to convince government to issue an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for the project.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Not another coal-fired power plant. Although President Benigno Aquino has signed an agreement with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to build a coal-fired power plant here for a Korean shipbuilder, local officials in communities around the Subic Bay Freeport said it must still be accepted by the people. Zambales Rep. Milagros Magsaysay said [...]
By Robert Gonzaga
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Although the coal-fired power plant that is to be built here would rise in the Redondo Peninsula, almost all of the power it would generate would not go to businesses in this freeport, an official of the project proponent said. In a July 8 letter to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chair Roberto [...]
By Germelina Lacorte
DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Close to 300 people within the communities affected by the proposed coal-fired power plant of the Aboitiz Power Corporation marched to the Inawayan gym at 10 a.m. Monday where company officials were set to present the environment impact assessment study of the project.