Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Cyprian Is Nyakundi

News

#deCoalonize: Kenyans Call Out Slayqueen US Ambassador Kyle McCarter For Supporting Lamu Coal Power Plant

Slayqueen: US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter

On Tuesday morning, the US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter was aksied a question about manufacturing to which he responding among other things referring to coal as cheap and clean energy option.

Kenyans of good will immediately corrected the Ambassador who remained adamant sticking to his guns including threatening one by using the words, ‘be careful’.

It should not be lost to Kenyans that the coal power plans in Lamu is very wasteful and should not be a choice in a country that has a lot of sunshine.

The findings of a study by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) shows that the Lamu Coal Power is not the best choice for Kenya.

The plant would lock the country into a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) that would force electricity consumers to pay more than $9 billion, even if Lamu project doesn’t generate any power as long as it is available for dispatch.

This is pure daylight robbery.

Furthermore, coal is not the best bet in terms of human health.

Let’s take China for example; China has powered itself into prosperity using coal, but that has come with so much human cost.

In China, air pollution is killing over 1 million people and costing Chinese economy 267 billion yuan (US$38 billion) a year in the form of early deaths and lost food production, this is according to research conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Coal does not only affect the people in the vicinity, it has implications far and wide.

One more important thing is that, today, June 26th, 2019 from 2:30pm there will be a judgment on Lamu coal plant at the Supreme court. Lamu residents, environmentalists and activists went to court to oppose the construction of the coal plant.

Kenya doesn’t need a poisonous coal plant.

Below are some tweets we sampled:


Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Cyprian Nyakundi any breaking news, Exposes, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected] Videos and pictures can be sent to +254 710 280 973 on WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram.


Comments

comments

Click to comment

Facebook

You May Also Like

News

*Editor’s Note: This open letter to Safaricom has been published as received. No redactions have taken place to avoid legal issues pending a court...

News

  These pictures you are about to view calls to heart the need to be extremely careful about what you do in the  secret...

News

This is an intervention for Victoria Rubadiri so as to help her revert back to factory settings. We notice your slow drift away into...

News

Caption : Edwin Kigen Who was Murdered in Madaraka Estate. We demand for answers from Boinnet ! Another young man may have been brutally assaulted and...

Copyright © 2020 Cyprian Is Nyakundi.