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Rappler's latest stories on coal plants


Environmental groups urge gov't to block coal plant in Palawan

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The Green Thumb Coalition calls for a shift to renewable energy in view of the current climate emergency

BAN COAL PROJECTS. Members of the Green Thumb Coalition called for a total moratorium on coal projects in the Philippines. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

AboitizPower begins operating coal plant in Toledo, Cebu

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The coal plant will deliver power to Visayan Electric Company and electric cooperatives, as well as to open-access customers in Luzon and the Visayas

UP AND RUNNING. The Therma Visayas coal power plant in Toledo City, Cebu, is now operational. Photo from Aboitiz Power Corporation

Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency's new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule would allow states the flexibility to set their own standards for performance at existing coal-fired power plants, rather than follow a single federal standard

TRUMP AND COAL. US President Donald Trump tours US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois on July 26, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

San Miguel buys Masinloc coal power plant for nearly $2 billion

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

San Miguel Corporation tops other major power players in the Philippines for the facility, which has an installed capacity of 630 megawatts and is set to add another 300 by mid-2019

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

The sun is setting on coal

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:56 PM

For the Philippines we have an opportunity today to reduce our reliance on foreign coal and to ride the investment boom in clean energy

CLIMATE CHAOS. The combustion of fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal by energy companies is largely responsible for climate change.

Families near Bataan coal plant face displacement

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:21 PM

The provincial government of Bataan says that it would provide housing for 250 affected families within the next 3 to 5 months

COAL PLANT. The SMC Consolidated Power Corp (SMCCPC) plant and a coal-fired power plant of the Petron Bataan Fuel Refinery - both SMC subsidiaries - are located in Limay town in Bataan province. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Rappler Talk: #ClimateActionPH and Bataan's battle vs coal

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:31 PM

A community in Bataan complains of health problems that were allegedly caused by the power plants in their area

Bataan community asks Gina Lopez to close SMC coal plant

Feb 15, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Residents complain of health problems including skin and respiratory diseases that are allegedly caused by San Miguel Corporation s power plant in Limay

A rude awakening for Duterte

Jul 05, 2016 - 10:36 AM

The Mindanao brownouts will be dealt with by dumping lots of coal plants But do Mindanaoans really know what this will bring to their economic future?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting being held at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañan Palace. The agenda focuses on disaster risk reduction and management status of the country.

Online petition urges Cebu officials to junk coal plant project

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Residents are concerned that the proposed coal plant would harm their health

Residents protest proposed coal plant in Cebu City

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The residents of Barangay Sawang Calero fear their families health would suffer if Ludo Power Corporation s coal plant is built

ERC: Probe vs Meralco, gencos over 2013 rate hike a 'priority'

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:19 PM

The commission says a decision would hopefully be coming this year

'Sickening' smoke rises from chemical plant near Verde Island Passage

Aug 13, 2015 - 10:04 AM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Napakabaho po parang lason Sobra pong sakit sa ulo pag naamoy kahit po takpan ng kamay ang ilong says a resident describing the stench of the smoke from the JG Summit plant that has affected coastal villages

WORRISOME. Smoke and flames rise from the JG Summit coal plant in Batangas in this photo posted on Facebook by Michael Ilagan

Coal power plant project faces Church opposition

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The church agency says addressing the looming power crisis should not be at the expense of the health of the people and the environment

NO TO COAL. NASSA's Fr. Edwin Gariguez (2nd from right) joins other groups in launching of the one Million signature campaign against coal-fired power plant during a press conference in Quezon City on June 5. Photo courtesy of Nassa

DENR approval next hurdle for DMCI coal plant in Palawan

Jun 03, 2015 - 2:39 PM

It s now up to the national government whether or not a controversial coal power plant will rise in Palawan known as the country s last ecological frontier

'NO TO COAL.' Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest the proposed coal plant to be built by DMCI Power Corporation. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

Pinoys join global call for Norway fossil fuel divestment

May 23, 2015 - 10:10 PM

Campaigners say Norwegian pension funds 50 70 of Philippine coal plants

Meralco-led consortium resumes 600-MW Subic coal plant

Feb 04, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of its 600 megawatt power plant RP Energy hopes to complete construction in 3 and a half years

MVP hits bureaucratic delays in power plant expansion

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Meralco chairman Manuel V Pangilinan says the Philippines needs to lessen the steps in securing permits for power plant projects

Senators on lower power market price cap: Why only now?

Dec 29, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Senators say the lower electricity price cap on the spot market is better late than never

Court blocks Palawan DMCI coal plant

Dec 12, 2013 - 5:55 PM

A Palawan regional trial court extends a temporary environmental protection order that stops the grant of all permits for the coal plant

'NO TO COAL.' Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest the proposed coal plant to be built by DMCI Power Corporation. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

Green groups to DOE: What happened to renewable energy?

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Despite the Renewable Energy Act the country s energy outlook is very much coal oriented

STANDING UP FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. Environmentalists say the government should invest in renewable energy instead of add more coal plants in the country. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Palawan DMCI coal plant to convert to natural gas?

Oct 24, 2013 - 8:36 PM

DMCI also promises to lower electricity rates in Palawan An environmental lawyer says it s just promises: Look at the Iloilo coal plant

COMPROMISE? Will those who oppose the DMCI coal plant in Palawan be satisfied by the corporation's willingness to convert to renewable energy 'in a few years' time'? All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Palawan may lose UNESCO citation over planned coal plant

Oct 01, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Residents and green groups oppose the planned DMCI coal power plant in the town of Aborlan Residents of Narra also rejected the proposed plant

'NO TO COAL.' Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest the proposed coal plant to be built by DMCI Power Corporation. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

LGUs oppose SBMA on coal plant project

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:02 AM

Local government units and residents in and around the Subic Freeport Zone continues to oppose a coal plant project supported by top Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority officials

NO TO COAL. Residents of the Subic Freeport Zone hold tarpaulins protesting the coal plant project. Photo from 'No to coal plant in Subic Bay's' Facebook

Ayala buys stake in Bataan coal plant

Dec 17, 2012 - 1:49 PM

The conglomerate agrees to buy a 17 stake in a coal fired power plant in Mariveles Bataan for US 155 million