By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
While he is willing to dialogue with local stakeholders, President Benigno Aquino III has expressed scepticism that Palawan’s energy needs will be addressed without the use of coal power plants.
A coal plant that is expected to ease the shortage of power in Mindanao has resumed operations, but the amount of electricity it is generating is barely enough to fill the wide power gap that continues to bring daily brownouts to many parts of the island.
By Redempto D. Anda
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).
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 [...]
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.