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Kenya: Regulator approves Lamu coal scheme

The Energy Regulatory Commission has given its approval for the Amu Power consortium’s planned 1GW supercritical coal-fired power plant in Lamu. Critics have raised questions over the environmental impact of the project, and whether the power is needed (AE 332/8). The commission said in a legal notice published in Kenyan newspapers that it had reviewed submissions on the project and was satisfied that all environmental concerns would be handled adequately.

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