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Kenya cancels Lamu Island coal power plant licence

An Environment Tribunal in Kenya has cancelled a licence for the construction of a coal power plant on Lamu Island, a popular tourist and World Heritage site. The court found that the environmental licence had been issued without public participation.
At least two-thirds of Kenya’s electricity is generated by renewable resources. Activists say the Chinese-backed power station would have vastly increased Kenya’s greenhouse gas emissions, which it has pledged to reduce. Sarah Kimani reports.

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