Episode 55: #DeCOALonize

Episode 55: #DeCOALonize

Kenya is currently in the middle of a heavy debate about the proposed 1050 megawatt coal power plant in Lamu. This plant will cost us 2 billion dollars, which is about 202 billion Kenya Shillings. We also seek to start the mining of coal at the Mui Basin in Kitui, where Africa’s largest coal reserves are located. This has been met with much protest, due to the harmful effects of coal to people and the environment.

We are joined by Omar Elmawi, a coordinator of the #deCOALonize movement, to talk about why we must resist the setup of this power plant, as well as the green energy alternatives available to Kenya. Press play!


#deCOALonize on Twitter

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Image Credit: Quartz Africa

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