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Gov’t warned vs getting stuck to coal power

Groups opposing coal-fired power plants are asking the government to push for renewable energy solutions to the projected energy crisis next year.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bishops split on Aquino special powers

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Some Catholic prelates appear to be divided over President Aquino having the authority to establish additional power-generating capacity.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: We can’t rush special powers bill for Aquino

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Malacañang should not expect a swift approval of its request for a joint resolution authorizing President Aquino to establish additional power generating capacity, at least not by the end of September as the administration would like, according to Senators Franklin Drilon and Sergio Osmeña III.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t invokes Epira law to address power crisis

ENERGY Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National government has invoked Section 71 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), which will give the state the authority to carry out the necessary measures to address an “imminent” power shortage.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino wants emergency powers to solve power crisis

EMPOWERMENT  President Aquino announces plans to seek emergency powers   through a joint congressional resolution to deal with an impending shortage of 600 megawatts by next year in Luzon during the launch of the Pagbilao III power plant project at Fairmont Makati on Thursday.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

President Aquino now wants emergency powers to address a looming power shortage in Luzon next year.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »