It Just Got Harder to Build Coal Plants in The Philippines

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  • New environment secretary ‘not keen’ on permitting coal plants
  • Coal accounted for 45% of country’s power output in 2015

Thousands of environment, civic, social and religious groups and anti-coal activists attend the mass climate march demanding the cancellation of proposed coal power plants in the Philippines. The Philippines’ new environment secretary will prioritize renewable energy over fossil fuels like coal in approving permits for new power plants.

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The Philippines’ new environment secretary will prioritize renewable energy over fossil fuels like coal in approving permits for new power plants.

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