Expert says coal plant bad for health

U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Port-of-Spain November 24, 2009. He has termed a coal power project in Lamu a big mistake because of its negative effects on health and environment. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • In an exclusive interview, the 2001 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences warned downside of the project, set to roll out on September 30, will outweigh its benefits.
  • He spoke during the close of a scientific conference dubbed, ‘Our Common Future Under Climate Change’ at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France.
  • Meanwhile, Lamu MCAs are demanding that up to 30 per cent of profits should benefit the locals.

A globally respected economist has termed a coal power project in Lamu a big mistake because of its negative effects on health and environment.

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