The Renewal of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Summary of Issue Last July 3, 2008, Congress Representative Mark O. Cojuangco, together with other co-authors, initially filed House Bill No. 4631 entitled, “Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Re-Commissioning Act of 2008.” The Bill identified the cost of the revival of BNPP amounting to US$ 1 billion and that the amount would be generated from loans … Continue reading

Why the rush for BNPP?

The Kalikasan Institute raises concerns why there is a rush by proponents of H.B. 4631 seeking the recommissioning of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). The Philippines is endowed with sufficient renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal that if sufficiently developed as intended by the recently passed Renewable Energy Law will … Continue reading

BNPP not safe and too expensive to rehabilitate

GREEN CONVERGENCE tells Congress citing results of a classified government-commissioned four-year extensive study from 1988 to 1992. GREEN CONVERGENCE, an alliance of greens, environmental and civil society organizations, in a letter sent to the House Committee on Appropriations and Energy last night demanded that the committee open up a closed-door meeting today at 2pm on … Continue reading

Critique on proposed bill on BNPP commissioning

This critique is purely legal and addresses solely questions on the legality of certain provisions of the Bill, using international law, the Philippine Constitution and current legislation already in force and effect. Apart from an evaluation of the legal challenges against the Bill, there needs to be a review as to why the Bataan Nuclear … Continue reading