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Court extends Tepo vs coal plant in Palawan


The environmental court in Palawan decided on Thursday to extend a 72-hour temporary environmental protection order (Tepo) against the controversial coal plant project in Palawan.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Protest vs Palawan coal plant grows


Climate Change Commissioner and international negotiator Naderev Saño has joined the campaign to stop plans to put up a coal-fed power generation facility in Palawan as he urged local policy makers to go green instead.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Court issues Tepo vs coal plant project in Palawan


The controversial coal-fired power facility that a firm plans to put up in mainland Palawan province ran into yet another legal stumbling block.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Local execs back coal power plant in Palawan amid protests


The proposed coal-fired power plant set to be constructed in Aborlan, Palawan, received its crucial endorsement from the municipal government on Tuesday despite stiff opposition from local residents.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fish cages to be moved away from power plant

HUNDREDS of fish cages crowd  Cabalitian Bay in Sual town, many of them built near the periphery of the coal-fired power plant. GABRIEL CARDINOZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

While he saw the fish cage operations in this town’s sea space as posing no threat to the 1,200-megawatt Sual power plant, Mayor Roberto Arcinue said the town would heed the proposal to withdraw them from the plant’s perimeters.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Women in forefront of anticoal drive in Palawan town

BARANGAY captain Grace Dantic of San Juan, Aborlan, where DMCI plans to relocate its coal plant project, is  “anticoal” but admits she is taking strong pressure from Palawan Gov. Jose Alvarez to support the controversial project. REDEMPTO D. ANDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

After abandoning its original plan to put up a 15-megawatt coal-fired power facility in the adjoining town of Narra due to intense local opposition headed by its mayor, the Consunji group’s DMCI Powers Inc. has again found itself ranged against mostly women anticoal campaigners in this municipality.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Fish cages seen threat to Sual coal power plant

BANGUS cages dotting a bay in Pangasinan near the Sual coal-fired power plant, a major supplier of electricity in Luzon and Metro Manila. GABRIEL CARDINOZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Hundreds of fish cages that have sprouted near a coal-fired power plant on Cabalitian Bay here may disrupt the facility and trigger a Luzon-wide blackout.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov backs coal plant amid Church opposition

Church opposition to a coal-fired power plant here is drowning in a sea of bureaucratic support for the project. On Thursday, Claude Bautista, the province’s governor, was added to a growing list of government officials expressing support for the 600-megawatt power plant to be built by San Miguel Corp. Global Power Holdings (SMCGPH).

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NGOs opposed to coal plant kept out of Palawan body


Nongovernment organizations (NGOs) opposing the proposed creation of a coal-fired power plant in Palawan have been locked out in the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), which will decide whether to allow or reject the project next week.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Coal plant foes: Aquino misinformed

Opponents of a proposed coal-fired power plant in this free port said President Benigno Aquino III was misinformed on issues surrounding the project after he endorsed it in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Environment groups call for end to ‘age of coal’

AN ENVIRONMENTAL activist unfurls a huge banner in Davao City on Friday as he joins environmentalists across the globe in the international protest to end the “age of coal.” A 300-megawatt coal power plant of Aboitiz Power is being constructed in Davao City. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Huddled under umbrellas, dripping wet and totally soaked by sudden rain on Friday, environmental activists unfurled a streamer calling for an end to the “age of coal,” as they blamed coal-fired power plants for the abnormal weather conditions fast becoming a new norm in Mindanao.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New power plant rising in Iloilo town as demand seen to rise


Construction of a 135-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Concepcion, Iloilo, has started and proponents expect it to produce more electricity to address growing demand in the Panay and Visayas grids.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Appeals court: No to coal plant ECC


The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld anew its earlier decision to stop a coal-fired power plant project in the Subic Bay Freeport.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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