Why coal has no place in Kenya’s energy future

Daily Nation

Kenya is set to build a 981.5 megawatt (MW) coal-fired thermal electricity-generating plant in the Manda Bay area, Lamu County, even as costs of renewable energies are falling dramatically and fuelling a push to phase out coal power generation around the world.

A NationNewsplex cost-benefit analysis suggests that meeting the future demand through coal power may not be a smart idea due to economic and environmental reasons as well as the nation’s vast green energy potential.

The Newsplex review suggests that the price of wholesale renewables will continue to fall and will be cheaper than fossil fuels like coal in most countries by 2020.

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