Open letter to Kenya’s President: Please stop coal plant

Mr President, Kenya is endowed with many green energy options. The cost of renewable energy is now falling so fast that it should be a consistently cheaper source of electricity generation than traditional fossil fuels within just a few years, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This being the case, why would Kenya go in reverse and entertain coal when we have cheaper and cleaner options?

A coal plant in an area with no coal is neither viable or responsible. Importing coal all the way from South Africa makes no sense. For starters, we will have no price guarantees and place our energy dependence on a foreign country.

Full article: The Star

 

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