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Numerous studies have already established that the burning of coal is also a leading cause of smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution that harm both communities and ecosystems.
Carbon emissions from energy production are the largest source of greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Should the construction of this coal plant push through, the coal plant would turn the province of Quezon into the ‘coal capital’ of the Philippines because it would now host 4 coal plants further locking-in the province into 20-40 more years of coal dependence.
Lastly investors have already caught on to the fact that coal can no longer be the least-cost option for baseload demand, even before externalities such as public health impacts and environmental damage are priced in. The proposed coal plant in Atimonan, an enormous and expensive new coal-fired power plant that is a risky proposition at best.
Coal is an obsolete energy source that is already being phased out by renewable energy technologies –help us move the energy revolution forward by signing up.