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Green outlier Aboitiz pushes clean energy in coal-heavy Philippines

Aboitiz Power Corporation, one of the energy industry leaders in the Philippines, has announced plans for a swathe of renewable power projects – totalling 650 MW solar and 325 MW wind. While the company will continue to develop new coal plants in the country, this project is a significant step in the transition to renewables for a region which had less than 50 MW of wind and solar 7 years ago. The company will invest $671 million in the projects, which will be located in the province of Pangasinan, on the west coast of Luzon island. Construction is intended to begin at around the start of 2021, depending on the progress of wind capacity surveys and of applications to build…

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