Late yesterday afternoon, an Executive Order (EO) was signed by Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., “opposing the entry or establishment of any coal-fired power plant in the province”.
The EO also creates the Provincial Renewable Energy Council, which will formulate measures encouraging renewable energy “for a greener and energy-sufficient province”.
In 2012, Gov. Marañon endorsed the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Cadiz City.
The construction of the Cadiz facility however stopped due to done funding shortcomings.
This time, a coal-fired powered plant is being eyed to be out up in San Carlos City.* (NDB)