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School draws ire of governor over coal plant stand


Angered by an academic institution’s opposition to a proposed coal-fired power plant in the southern Palawan town of Aborlan, which is being backed by the provincial government, Palawan Gov. Jose Chaves Alvarez announced on Tuesday his administration would stop giving scholarships to at least 1,000 students currently enrolled at Western Philippines University (WPU).

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Kepco targets Cadiz City coal plant project

A KOREAN power firm that operates a coal plant in Naga Cebu is looking to invest in another coal plant in Cadiz City. Cesar Loa-as, president of the power generation company Asia Pacific Energy Resources Venture, Inc. (APERVI), said Korean Electric Power Corp. (Kepco) joined the list of foreign companies wanting to build a coal [...]

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

SBMA won’t stop coal plant project


Despite a Court of Appeals (CA) affirmation of its decision to invalidate the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) and contract to build a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said it will not stop the project proponents from pursuing development work at the plant site, the agency’s top executive said on Wednesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Proposed coal-fired power plant had complied with Clean Air Act requirement – DMCI

An article that came out on page 9 of the Inquirer on Oct. 25, 2012 said DMCI has shrugged off the opposition to the coal-fired power plant, stating that it is merely exercising its contractual obligation to put up the plant as specified in its bid and approved by Paleco.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Proposed coal plant in Palawan may doom ‘Katala’ conservation efforts

Photo by Peter Widmann of Katala Foundation Inc.

A proposed coal power plant in Palawan could spell the end for more than a decade of intense conservation efforts for the critically endangered and endemic Philippine Cockatoo, locally known as the Katala, that number only around 1,000 worldwide.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coal plant OKd amid opposition


The plan to build a 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant adjacent to the protected island of Rasa off the town of Narra, home to a critically endangered bird species, got the nod on Friday from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), overriding the opposition mounted by conservationists.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Outrage in Subic over coal plant deal


Outrage consumed most residents and businessmen here at a Thursday forum organized by Zambales officials after word spread that the government had approved the Subic coal-fired power plant project despite near unanimous objections.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Excess coal stocks, wind caused pollution–Kepco

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An excess stockpile of coal and strong winds resulted in thick, black coal specks being blown to houses near the coal yard of Kepco-SPC Power Corp. in Naga City.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Toledo coal-fired plant needed for dev’t – traders

AN 82 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Toledo City will ensure stable supply and possibly lower power rates – two incentives that would draw investors to Cebu said local business leaders yesterday.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Third Toledo coal plant eyed to open by 2014

A third coal plant will be built in Toledo City two years from now, bringing to three the number of operational coal plants there.

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Writ of kalikasan filed vs Subic coal plant project

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Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. (RP Energy), a consortium of energy firms that plans to build a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the freeport here, became the subject of a petition for a writ of kalikasan that was filed on Friday before the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Negros town mayor goes all-out for coal plants


The mayor of a key Negros Occidental city declared full support for coal power plants, saying these are necessary to sustain the economy of the province and its highly urbanized areas.

Posted: July 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Traders hit additional charge for coal plant cost recovery

A business group in Iloilo has criticized an order of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that allows a coal plant operator to charge an additional 32 centavos per kilowatt hour to recover P692.304 million in commissioning and testing costs.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »



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