By May Boeve
Today was an unusual day for me. It started with a journey into West Java, Indonesia, to a community in Cirebon that is fighting to stop a coal plant already in existence and another on the way. …
By Chuck Baclagon
The year started on a bleak note here in the Philippines, especially for the residents of Limao, in Limay town in the province of Bataan. Ash from the coal plants of both Petron and San Miguel Consolidated …
By Cris de Vera
Over fifty activists joined our Critical Mass bike ride in Baliwag, Bulacan against coal and other fossil fuels last December 18.
The ten-kilometer bike ride, organized by the local Food Not Bombs group in partnership with …
Activists protested at an international coal industry summit in the Philippines, ahead of the closing of the global climate negotiations in Morocco which aim to phase out coal and in turn limit global warming.
President Duterte’s agreement to ratify the Paris climate agreement is welcome news for the Philippines. It opens the potential not just for renewables and the bigger energy sector but also for the overall economy.
Protests in the Philippines against the Export-Import Bank of Korea’s (KEXIM) funding for coal projects have forced the latter’s withdrawal from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a global fund under the auspices of the UN climate pact allocated for low-emission and climate-resilient development “After several months of campaigning against the accreditation of the Korean […]
When I think of coal, the first thing that comes to mind is the dirty, foul puffs of smoke billowing out of the smoke stacks of coal power plants, drifting into the atmosphere and surrounding environments. I also think of soot and ash spreading around buildings, homes, and people’s clothing and skin. I think of […]
Hanoi, September 23, 2016 –Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) and Non-Communicable Diseases Viet Nam (NCDs-VN) wholeheartedly support Bac Lieu Province leaders in their decision to “Withdraw Cai Cung coal-fired power plant project1 in the province from the Power Development Plan VII to ensure clean environment for aquaculture in the context that this province has high […]
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela. The following months after the signing of the Paris Agreement has been a challenging time for the East Asia region The fossil fuel industry is still active with a host of projects on the ground and are still bent on expanding dirty energy development […]