UNEP Perspectives Issue No. 31: The Impacts on the Community of the Proposed Coal Plant in Lamu
deCOALonize has written an article for, Perspectives, a UNEP publication series that presents views from Major Groups and Stakeholders of Civil Society or about issues that are relevant for them. PERSPECTIVES is coordinated by UNEP’s Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch. “The Impacts on the Community of the Proposed Coal Plant in Lamu” by DeCOALonize introduces the […]
Why Build Kenya’s First Coal Plant? Hint: Think China
LAMU, Kenya — Across a narrow channel from this historic port town, where baobabs tower over the forest and tiny crabs skitter in and out of the mangroves, Kenya could soon get its first coal-fired power plant, courtesy of China. The plan’s champions, including senior Kenyan officials, say the plant will help meet the country’s […]
Kenya Gambles On Dirty Energy With Its First Coal Plant
Mohammed Hassan is a worried man. In a few months’ time, the place he has called home for 27 years may be unrecognizable. Even scarier, he says, his newborn child may not enjoy the same little pleasures of life he did while growing up. The clear skies, the endless supplies of fresh fish and the […]
Kenya’s First Coal Plant ‘Embodies Contradiction’ in China’s Climate Leadership
The project would be sited at Lamu, a 14th-century port town on the Indian Ocean that has been designated a world heritage site by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “I see no reason for them to do it,” said UN Environment Programme Executive Director Erik Solheim, noting that a coal-fired power plant […]
Bosses at world’s most ambitious clean coal plant kept problems secret for years
Executives at the world’s most ambitious “clean coal” plant knew for years about serious design flaws and budget problems but sought to withhold key information from regulators before their plans collapsed, according to documents obtained by the Guardian. The Kemper plant in Mississippi – held up as the global model for a new generation of […]
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