The Philippines is largely a coal consuming country with coal having the highest contribution to the power generation mix at 44.5% in 2015. But, local demand for coal is not limited to power generation.
Coal mining in the Philippines has a long history dating back to the 1800s during the Spanish colonization of the islands. The Philippines consumes more coal than it can produce and coal accounts for most of the country's power generation at 27% in 2005. 20% of the country's coal supply is used by the cement industry, also in 2005.
COAL ASIA HOLDINGS, INC. ("COAL") is an investment holding company whose primary purpose is to engage in the acquisition of companies specializing in the exploration, development, and mining of coal and other energy related businesses in the Philippines and around Asia.
Below are the list of effects of mining industry in the Philippines. AIR. Mining has an effect on the quality of the air. Coal mines releases methane that contributes to environmental issues since it contains greenhouse gas. Some cooling plants may release these ozone-depleting substances yet the amount released is just very small.
The Philippine Department of Energy reports that the largest coal producer in 2005 was the Semirara Mining Corporation (SMC) which produced approximately 92% of the total. Smaller mining operations were based on deposits in Cebu, Zamboanga Sibuguey, Albay, Surigao and Negros Provinces.