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Mindanao power plants need rehab, not privatization – partylist reps

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Malacañang should see to the rehabilitation of power plants in Mindanao that are still under government control instead of pushing for their privatization, lawmakers belonging to the militant Bayan Muna partylist group said Tuesday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 towns protest drop in tax shares

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The municipalities of San Nicolas and San Manuel in Pangasinan province, which host San Roque Dam, are protesting the “significant” decrease in their shares from taxes generated by the 345-megawatt San Roque hydroelectric power plant.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bataan folk slam expansion bid of coal power firm


The bid by GN Power Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co. to build a 1,200-megawatt coal-fired power plant has met resistance as residents of Mariveles town in Bataan province claim it has failed to lower electricity costs through its 600-megawatt facility since May 2013.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Negros Energy to build P14B power plant

A 150 MEGAWATT coal-fired power plant will soon supply cheaper power to Negros Occidental. In an interview last Tuesday, North Negros Energy Power Corporation president Ceasar Ibanez Lao-as said that the company is set to invest P14 billion or $130 million for the project that’s targeted for completion by 2016. “The plant is located in [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

N. Korea marches on towards nuclear deterrent

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Evidence that North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor is a fresh slap in the face for international efforts to encourage or coerce Pyongyang into abandoning its nuclear weapons program, analysts say.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan lawmakers brawl over nuclear plant bill

Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. Friday’s fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Korean company eyes power plant in Iloilo

A South Korean power company is eyeing to build a $22-million (P895.84 million) biomass power plant in Iloilo that is expected to boost the supply of energy on Panay Island.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

SBMA to ignore protests, sign deal with coal plant builders


SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Despite widespread protests and an almost unanimous rejection by Subic stakeholders, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is set to ratify tomorrow (Friday) a lease development agreement (LDA) with RP Energy Inc., the consortium of energy companies which plans to operate a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here. Environment groups expressed outrage [...]

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

China ends nuke plant ban set after Japan disaster

In this photo taken April 25, 2010, construction of the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant Phase II gets underway at Tangxing village in Changjiang county in southern China's Hainan province. China said Wednesday, October 24, 2012 that it is ready to approve new nuclear power plants as part of ambitious plans to reduce reliance on oil and coal, ending a moratorium imposed after Japan's Fukushima disaster last year. AP

China is ready to approve new nuclear power plants as part of ambitious plans to reduce reliance on oil and coal, ending a moratorium it imposed because of Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Waste-to-energy plants mulled in Cebu, Lapu cities

PRIVATE firms are partnering with the city governments of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu cities to convert waste to energy.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Power plants asked to have disaster plans

The Department of Energy (DOE) is now requiring renewable energy plants to develop their own disaster preparedness plans in light of extreme weather and other potential hazards they may identify in their operations.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Firm to continue operating Naga plant despite turnover

Despite yesterday’s turnover, a Naga City power plant will be operated by a private firm until the government finds a suitable buyer.

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

DOE mulls over setting power plant in Alegria

THE Department of Energy (DOE) in the Visayas is considering the putting up of a natural gas power plant in southwestern part of Cebu as part of their program to develop more local power sources.

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

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