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Usa/Africa – Renewable Energy Advances On Many Fronts
Analysis Resistance to rapid renewable energy expansion is still high, despite the acknowledged costs in climate change. The U.S. Power Africa initiative still funds predominately natural gas, although its investment in renewables is growing. In Kenya, the Kenyan and Chinese governments are pushing ahead with a coal-fired generation plant in Lamu, despite strong resistance from […]
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While coal is a dirty word to some, Africa is relying on it
One by one international financiers are pledging to end coal energy finance but the Africa Development Bank (ADB) remains a holdout and continues to fund projects on the world’s most electricity-poor continent. In April HSBC said it would no longer fund coal-fired power plants, joining its international peers including the World Bank and International Monetary […]
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We don’t need the Lamu Coal Plant
got caught out on this post when the Supreme Court annulled the August election results after I had drafted the post and all…. The annulment [and everything that followed it]  resulted in an extra-long election period and collective holding of breath accompanied by lots of intrigues (threats, insults, name callings, arrests…. With all that happening […]
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Africa: Usa/Africa – Renewable Energy Advances On Many Fronts
analysis Resistance to rapid renewable energy expansion is still high, despite the acknowledged costs in climate change. The U.S. Power Africa initiative still funds predominately natural gas, although its investment in renewables is growing. In Kenya, the Kenyan and Chinese governments are pushing ahead with a coal-fired generation plant in Lamu, despite strong resistance from […]
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Group Vows to Stop Sh200 Billion Lamu Coal Plant
Save Lamu, an environmental activism group, says it is determined to stop the establishment of the Sh200 billion coal-fired power plant at Kwasasi in Lamu County. Environmentalists and a group of Lamu residents suffered a blow after a judge in Malindi declined to hear a case late March 2018 seeking to stop the establishment of […]
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