Four US Senators have protested against establishment of a coal plant in Lamu County.
The four, Jeffrey Merkley, Brian Schatz, Bernard Sanders and Edward Markey in a protest letter to African Development Bank AfDB, claim the plant will tarnish Kenya’s reputation as a leader in clean energy worsening environmental quality.
The four further claim the proposed 1,050MW plant will emit as much as 8.8 megatonnes of CO2 equivalent per year. They also said the construction of the plant will contribute to global climate change undermining Kenya’s commitment to reduce emissions under the Paris climate accord.
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