Kenya: Environment minister says Lamu coal plant will destroy environment & negatively impact locals' health
“Environment CS Wakhungu turns her back on Lamu's 204 billion coal project”
Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu has said her ministry is opposed to the proposed Sh204.3 billion coal plant in Lamu. Prof Wakhungu said the energy project would destroy the local environment and affect the health of the population...
Wakhungu said the coal plant would be harmful to the environment and that her ministry only supports the production of clean energy that does not have any adverse effects on the surroundings. “The Ministry of Environment is quite clear that there is no clean coal; coal is dirty, there is nothing like clean coal,” said Wakhungu when she visited the county. She said although Kenya faces an electricity deficit and needs to invest more to step up production, there was consensus in Government that coal power is dirty and hence not the solution to the country’s energy shortage. [refers to Amu Power]