Where’s the renewable energy?

By : Davao Today

Coal-fired power plants and coal energy investments were quickly approved by the government in the last two years, a move inconsistent with President Aquino’s promise to prioritize renewable energy, environment group Greenpeace said.

Greenpeace spokesperson Anna Abad said in a press conference Wednesday “an investment in coal edges out an investment in renewable energy.”

This, as the Aboitiz Power Corporation recently went on to sign a USD 546-million (PHP 22,701M) deal with contractors to build the 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Binugao village, this city and in Sta. Cruz town, Davao del Sur.  Partial commercial operations are slated to start by the year 2015… Read more

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