Thursday, March 10, 2016

Philippines: EDC Holds Hearing on Negros Geothermal Project Expansion

Public hearing today on geothermal project (Visayan Daily Star)

A public hearing will be held this morning in Valencia town, Negros Oriental, for the proposed 60-megawatt geothermal power plant expansion project of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC).

The public hearing is called for to get the sentiments of the community, the local government unit and other stakeholders on the proposed expansion project, Charlie Fabre, provincial chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Negros Oriental, said.

This is also part of the requirements for EDC when it will apply for Environmental Compliance Certificate, apart from its application for clearance from the DENR secretary to cut trees for the expansion project, Fabre added.

Energy Development Corp.’s  “10M in 10” movement aims to restore forest covers in Negros, now a one-island region.

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