Towards a just and sustainable energy sector

December 2022

Center for Environmental Concern

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In Pakil, Laguna, billionaire tycoon tycoon Enrique Razon’s Prime Metro Power Holdings Corp. and JBD Water Power are implementing a 1400 MW Ahunan Pumped-Storage Hydropower Project, also known as Ahunan Dam, on the east bank of Laguna de Bay. Over 300 hectares of land are expected to be impacted by the project. This will cause massive deforestation, disruption of natural water flow, and loss of biodiversity. Livelihood dependent on mountains lands and water flowing from the water, such as farming and fishing will be disrupted or gone altogether. In this case study, Center for Environmental Concerns shows why such projects go against the principles of energy justice.

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