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Video: Lamu Coal Power Project Harmful to People and Animals

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

Kenya’s energy regulator approves coal-fired Amu Power plant

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

Coal or no coal: A balancing act for MDBs

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

Public Forum on Impacts of coal-related activities on the Coast

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