Coal plants face challenges with Lopez

New coal power plant projects are facing uncertainties following the appointment of Regina Lopez as the new Environment secretary, an industry executive said Thursday.  President-elect Rodrigo Duterte named Lopez as the new head of the Environment Department, which is in charge of issuing environmental compliance certificates to new power projects.  The coal plants are also facing challenges this year as the Climate Change Commission pushed for a review of the country’s energy policy with the view of eventually replacing coal plants with renewable energy projects. Read more here.

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