By Michael B. Jaucian
Around 40 priests from municipalities and cities in the Diocese of Legazpi have expressed dismay at efforts to restore power by Albay Power and Energy Corp. (Apec), which has given priority to urban areas over rural areas in the province.
A group that continues to oppose the use of nuclear power to generate electricity in the country called on the Aquino administration to resist a lobby in favor of coal or nuclear energy to solve what energy officials said is a looming crisis in power supply next year.
The Luzon grid has enough generating plants to produce 12,790 megawatts of electricity of which 11,469 MW is considered dependable.
By DJ Yap
A legislator on Thursday said that any proposal to grant emergency powers to President Aquino so he could address the looming power crisis should have well-defined parameters and safeguards against abuse.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Despite proposals to give President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers, the Department of Energy (DOE) will still have to review the electricty situation in the country and submit a formal list of recommendations, Malacañang said Thursday.