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Youth, advocates continue fight for coal-free Negros amid new leadership

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The protest turned into a time of celebration as youth, environmental advocates have once again proven that their voice can make a difference to continue fight for coal-free Negros

Activists from the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice. Photo by Jorge Gamboa

Bohol gubernatorial race: Arthur Yap against coal power plants

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

His rival, former Duterte Cabinet secretary Jun Evasco, does not join the candidates' forum arranged by businessmen due to disagreement over the format

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Manny Pangilinan on brownouts: We need more power plants

Apr 11, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Meralco chairman Manny Pangilinan says building more power plants is the 'only solution' he could think of

La Union deserves a coal-free future – congresswoman

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ten years after the Renewable Energy Act was signed, 'the evils and perils it aims to eradicate have continued to persist,' says Senior Citizen Representative Milagros Magsaysay

LUNA COASTLINE. Part of the Darigayos coastline in Luna, La Union, home to many beach resorts. Residents are worried about the construction of a coal-fired plant in their town. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar, Joms Santos, and Eleazar Cuela

DENR issues ECC for La Union coal plant project

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The project faces opposition from residents and environmental groups in La Union

Coal plant project in La Union sparks protests

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Residents are urging the La Union provincial government to pass an anti-coal ordinance to stop the construction of a 670-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Luna town

'PROTECT LA UNION'. Groups converge at the town plaza in San Fernando, La Union, in July 2018 to protest coal-fired power plant to be built in Luna. Screenshot from the video of Diane Mendoza Orpilla

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

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Jul 04, 2016 - 7:15 PM

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Energy chief to Gina Lopez: Let's find balance between coal and renewables

Jul 04, 2016 - 1:03 PM

We have to help one another find that solution I m sure Ms Gina Lopez is open to a solution to adequate power supply says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

'We lack capacity for dependable power. We can’t just merely rely on renewables for now,”' DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi says. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Rockwell to build resort in Cebu, hotel in Makati

Jun 02, 2016 - 4:55 PM

These projects are expected to boost the company’s recurring income over the next few years

FOOTPRINT EXPANSION. An aerial view of the Rockwell Center now. Image from Rockwell Land

The future of coal-fired power plants

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The next batch of leaders and lawmakers should map a policy direction that pushes for the compatibility of energy objectives with those of our commitments to improve also the health and environmental sectors

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Aquino's response to climate change: Action or inaction?

Jul 28, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Ma’am sana makarating itong kwento ko sa mga tao para may gawin na sila

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

DOE sets auction terms for Leyte geothermal complex

Mar 07, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Petilla oversees the auction for the right to administer the 640 MW geothermal power plant in Leyte where he used to be governor

GEOTHERMAL TITAN. This production field is acclaimed as world's largest steam field. Photo from the website of EDC.