Residents of Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City, strongly expressed their opposition to the proposal of Pollution Abatement Systems Specialists Inc. to construct a health care waste and septage treatment facility in the barangay during a public hearing Saturday.
The project being proposed by the Cebu-based company to be constructed on a 1-hectare property of the Felisa Agricultural Corporation owned by the Sayson family in Purok Paho, Brgy. Felisa will cost between P15 to P20 million.
PASSI president Julito Pugoy said the facility can properly collect and dispose health care wastes from hospitals in Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
French ambassador joining
Cadiz solar farm inauguration
French Ambassador to the Philippines and to Micronesia, Thierry Mathou, will join the inauguration of the French company-built solar farm in Cadiz City on March 3.
Mathou yesterday said that he will join the formal opening of the P10-billion solar farm built by Soleq.
The Cadiz facility that is the biggest solar farm in South East Asia and the seventh largest in the world is already feeding power to the Visayas grid, Cadiz Mayor Patrick Escalante said earlier.
The 176-hectares solar farm, located in Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, aims to produce 132 megawatts of power.
DOE eyes to require efficient
technology for coal-fired plants
MANILA -- The Department of Energy plans to require efficient technology for coal-fired power plants to reduce their carbon emissions.
"While we still allow coal plants, it should have the latest technology that could reduce emissions," Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada said.
Monsada said that the department will meet with coal-fired power plant operators to present their agenda for more strict standards on carbon emissions and fuel quality.
She noted the operators should have a storage for coal, as the current conditions show that the fuel is often uncovered, which leads to scattered dust.