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IEEFA report: The Lamu Coal Plant will hinder, not spur, economic growth in Kenya

IEEFA report: The Lamu Coal Plant will hinder, not spur, economic growth in Kenya

Misdirected assumptions about construction, capacity, and costs

June 10, 2019 (NAIROBI) – The proposed Lamu coal plant in Kenya, a three-unit, 981-megawatt (MW) facility, would be a costly mistake, locking the country into a 25-year deal at a cost to consumers of more than US$9 billion, even if the plant never generates any power, according to a report released today by the […]

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