Coal-Fired Plants to be Untouched; Government Still to Determine Energy Mix Policy

The government will not touch most of the coal-fired power projects in the pipeline as it plans to determine the appropriate energy mix policy. The clarification came after Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez said her office would prioritize giving necessary permits to renewable energy (RE) power plants over fossil fuels like coal. More than half of the country’s power supply comes from coal-fired and…

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