President Benigno Aquino III said in yesterday’s inauguration of the 2nd unit of Korean Electric Power Corporation-Salcon Power Corporation’s (Kepco-SPC) 200-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Naga City, Cebu that the country has to balance the need to meet power demands and environmental concerns.
“In the simplest terms, what problem do we want to deal with – unstable power supply or the coal dust issue? The problem of coal dust has a solution. There are ways to mitigate it unlike a power shortage. What can you really do with that?” Aquino said in a report by Cebu Daily News.
“While the power plant we are inaugurating today does not necessarily produce renewable energy, it does comply with the Clean Air Act and is very friendly to the environment,” he said in his speech.