US senators oppose Kenya’s Lamu coal power plant

In a letter addressed to the African Development Bank (AfDB), US senators are calling for the bank not to fund the Lamu Coal  Power Plant, arguing it would tarnish Kenya’s reputation as a leader in clean energy and worsen environmental quality.

“Kenya has emerged as an undisputed leader in clean and renewable energy in Africa, with the overwhelming majority of the country’s electricity currently coming from renewable resources. Instead of financing projects that would produce a profoundly negative environmental impact, the AfDB should consider projects that tap into Kenya’s tremendous renewable and low-cost resources,” said the legislators.

Full article: ESI Africa

 

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