Embracing the light: Churches tap solar power

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  • Monday, 27 Sep 2021

Clean fuel for the faithful: Solar panels form three crosses on the rooftop of the Chapel of the Religious of the Good Shepherd in Quezon City. —Photos: WEGEN LAUDATO SI/Philippine Daily Inquirer

IN the past few years, Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of the Diocese of San Carlos in Negros Occidental has been at the frontline of a crusade waged both from the pulpit and on the streets.

Alminaza, 61, is part of the Philippine Catholic Church’s strong opposition to the use of fossil fuels in the country. And the threat to the diocese looms large: a proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in its coastal city.

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