Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Candle-Lighting-Ceremony-27MZIFLYDQES.htmlConceptually similarCandle Lighting CeremonyGP01HUPCompleted★★★★Candle Lighting CeremonyGP01HUQCompleted★★★★Candle Lighting CeremonyGP01HURCompleted★★★★Construction of Climate Defenders CampGP01HUNCompleted★★★★★★Angel AquinoGP01MH5Completed★★★★Construction of Climate Defenders CampGP01MHBCompleted★★★★Climate Defenders CampGP01MGUCompleted★★★★Archbishop Angel LagdameoGP01MGXCompleted★★★★Solar Generation BannerGP01MGZCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP01HUSCandle Lighting CeremonyGreenpeace volunteers light candles that will spell “Freedom from Coal” in front of Jaro Cathedral. The activists oppose the coal power plant construction in Iloilo City.Locations:Iloilo City-Jaro Cathedral-Philippines-Southeast AsiaDate:10 Jun, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Vinai DithajohnMaximum size:3504px X 2336pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Candles-Cathedrals-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Energy-Greenpeace activists-Greenpeace volunteers-KWCI (GPI)-Low angle view-Night-Orange (colour)-Outdoors-Small group of peopleShoot:Quit Coal Tour in PhilippinesThe Quit Coal Tour in the Philippines is just part of Greenpeace's global campaign against coal. Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels and the largest single source of CO2 in the world. Currently, one-third of all carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. In the Philippines, eight coal-fired power stations produce 36% of the country’s energy emissions, and the government plans to build or expand nine power plants. The government is planning to expand its coal-fired capacity to over 2,000 MW, while new renewable energy projects are projected at less than 100 MW. The impacts of sea-level rise due to climate change are predicted to hit hard on coastal countries in Asia. Greenpeace demands improvements in the efficiency of Philippine energy systems, and encourages renewable energy as a replacement for dirty coal.