Source: Ebru TV A move to approve the 200 billion coal- fired power plant in Lamu by the National Environment and Management Authority (NEMA) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), has being accused by Lamu environmental activists group, Save Lamu. The Chairman of Save Lamu organization Mohamed Abubakar has insisted
An infographic summarizing the timeline since the Government of Kenya launched plans for the Lamu coal power plant including. Download the PDF version of the Lamu Coal Timeline here.
This video summarizes the threats and concerns of the local community in Lamu and environmental advocates over the significant negative social and environmental impacts of the Lamu Coal plant.
An infographic summarizing the threats posed by the Lamu coal power plant including: social and environmental issues. Download the PDF version here.
Source: Reuters By Daniel Wesangula NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Environmentalists seeking to halt a 1,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant on Kenya’s unspoilt northern coast are pinning their hopes on a court hearing later this month, following its approval by the energy industry regulator. Save Lamu, a local rights
Source: Reuters Kenya’s energy industry regulator has overruled environmentalists’ objections to Amu Power Company’s planned 1,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in the country’s coastal region. Amu Power, backed by a consortium that includes Centum Investments and a group of Chinese companies, was initially expected to begin construction of the
A gazette notice where the Energy Regulated Commission (ERC) responded to the complaint by Save Lamu and Natural Justice on the Lamu coal power plant. Energy Act, the Energy Regulatory Commission notified the general public that it received an objection from Save Lamu Natural Justice to the issuance of an electric generation licence
In August last year, South African President Jacob Zuma opened the first generating unit of the Medupi Power Project, which is expected to be the fourth biggest coal-fired power plant in the Southern Hemisphere when fully operational. Designed to address South Africa’s chronic power shortages, the Medupi Power Project only went
Source: Reuters When Walid Amed Ali stands beside the only window in his tiny office, he looks out on an almost perfect world on the Kenyan island of Lamu where his family has lived for generations. His view is of a tranquil sea, boats bobbing in the breeze as fishermen
On 5 December 2016, the Rift Valley Forum and Mombasa-based Human Rights Agenda (HURIA), hosted a public forum to discuss the dynamics of this development and the role of the county governments in addressing the social, environmental and economic impacts of coal- related activities on the Coast. The event was