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5,000MW plan goes full steam ahead
Two weeks ago, the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) announced that it had successfully drilled one of the biggest geothermal wells in the world, boosting the country’s quest to triple electricity output capacity to 5,000 megawatts. And with the long rains likely to delay or fail, according to the latest forecasts by the weatherman, KenGen […]
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Land commission to start acquisition half a million acres for lapsset projects.
The Government is next week set to start acquisition of close to half a million acres of land for the construction of different infrastructure projects for the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) Corridor. The land will cut across six counties in the north and north eastern regions. The National Land Commission (NLC) Friday said […]
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Which development bank is leading the way on emissions reporting?
With the UN Climate Conference (COP23) taking place this week in Bonn, the Big Shift Global is calling on the World Bank to shift its investments from fossil fuels to clean energy and be more transparent about the impact of its investments. E3G is a research partner for the coalition. Last month, President Jim Yong […]
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Coal mining in Kitui yet to start 5 years after deal was signed
Kitui is perceived as one of the richest counties in Kenya, owing to its immense wealth of large mineral deposits. Among the minerals which the county boasts of is coal, whose discovery in the Mui coal basin several decades ago was a major milestone in positioning the region as one with a big potential in […]
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UNEA mercury control plan blow to coal plant
Kenya may find it difficult attracting support for the planned coal plants following a raft of resolutions made at the just ended United Nations Environment Assembly. The delegates, who included ministers of environment, asked countries to take drastic measures to cut mercury pollution, which is estimated to cause deaths of thousands of people every year […]
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