Loren Legarda happy to see DOE move away from coal power


The Department of Energy’s decision to shift away from coal is a win for the environment.

Ex-senator and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda was thrilled to hear that the DOE will stop accepting applications for greenfield coal power plants as it wants to encourage the development of geothermal energy in the country.

“This is a much-awaited development that should be embraced by businesses and households long clamoring for better energy services. Filipinos deserve and can soon enjoy reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy,” the politiko said.

“We do not have to settle for just one benefit of clean energy, but we should work to achieve all these benefits, all together,” she added.