By Greenpeace, Samaar News:
Greenpeace today slammed plans to construct two coal-fired power plants in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental saying that the proposal is a clear violation of the 100% Renewable Energy (RE) policy established in Negros island in 2002. The environmental group is calling on Cadiz Mayor Patrick Escalante to immediately reverse his questionable decision which directly contravenes one of Southeast Asia’s landmark sustainable energy policies.
“This decision is technically illegal and sabotages Negros Island’s pioneering renewable energy policy which has been hailed worldwide as a model for energy sustainability,” said Anna Abad, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia. “The people of Negros Island do not want coal plants – Negros was the first ever province in Southeast Asia to reject coal power, and to commit to 100% renewable power generation. Mayor Escalante has committed a grave disservice to Negrenses. Instead of promoting dirty coal power, he should keep Negros on track with its RE commitments, which he is duty-bound to do… Read more