Coal

Coal lock-in hinders ADB’s program to retire coal plants

Published by rudy Date posted on December 25, 2021

by Danessa Rivera – The Philippine Star, 25 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Coal lock-in in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines is hindering the successful implementation of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) program to retire coal-fired power plants, according to a recent report by consultancy firm Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

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Coal power at all-time high, threatens net-zero goals: IEA

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2021

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Retirement of 10 out of PH’s 28 coal-fired power plants pushed

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2021

By: Ronnel W. Domingo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 3 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Consultants for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have recommended three coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) with an aggregate capacity of 967 megawatts as priority for retirement through the ADB’s Energy Transition Mechanism or ETM, which is to be launched at COP26 in Glasgow…

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Gov’t needs P330 B to buy out coal plants in Mindanao

Published by rudy Date posted on October 31, 2021

by Myrna M. Velasco, Manila Bulletin, 31 Oct 2021 The Philippine government will need to shell out more than P330 billion if it will concretize its plan to ‘buy out’ coal plants in Mindanao grid as part of the country’s commitment for carbon emissions reduction at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26) of…

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ADB’s coal buyout to cut 200 tons of carbon yearly

Published by rudy Date posted on October 25, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 25 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s plan to buy coal-fired power plants and accelerate their retirement from operation is expected to reduce an initial 200 tons of carbon annually.

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ADB shuts down funding for coal

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 22 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has finally approved a new energy policy that includes its exit from coal financing, as it pushes for a low-carbon transition in Asia-Pacific amid worsening climate change.

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Asia is struggling to kick its coal addiction

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2021

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‘Running out of time’: Asia struggles to kick coal addiction

Published by rudy Date posted on October 18, 2021

by Agence France-Presse, 18 Oct 2021 CILEGON, Indonesia — Smokestacks belch noxious fumes into the air from a massive coal-fired power plant on the Indonesian coast, a stark illustration of Asia’s addiction to the fossil fuel which is threatening climate targets.

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Financing, investments needed to phase out coal

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2021

by Danessa Rivera – The Philippine Star, 30 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — International concessional financing and private sector investment are critical in the phase out of coal developments in Asian countries, including the Philippines, which still has a heavy pipeline of fossil fuel-based plants, according to an official of the World Bank Group. “Private…

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Dirty money: Bishop Pabillo urges BPI, BDO, Metrobank to stop lending to coal companies

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2019

by Bilyonaryo, 22 Sep 2019 The Catholic Church is going out on a limb to tell the country’s biggest private banks how to run their business. Bishop Broderick Pabillo, an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila, urged Bank of the Philippine Islands, Banco De Oro, and Metrobank to divest from coal. The…

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Coal ash contaminating groundwater nationwide, groups say

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2019

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Increasing coal use darkens Phl future

Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2015

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