Lake Turkana Wind Power Project - Kenya

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= this is an important on the ground study of the tensions between pastoralist commons, and corporate renewable energy projects

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By Zoe Cormack:

"Kenya is already a leader in green energy; 70% of its electricity comes from renewable sources, all part of the government’s plans to promote renewable energy in line with the national development strategy, Vision 2030. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is a key component of this vision.

Lake Turkana Wind Power project occupies a vast concession of over 607km2. The wind farm development occupies 162 km2 of that larger concession. It’s located in the Sarima valley in Marsabit County, northern Kenya, on the shores of Lake Turkana. This is a long neglected part of the country and the communities living there have been deeply ambivalent towards the project." (https://qz.com/africa/1700925/kenyas-huge-wind-power-project-in-turkana-hurts-local-people/?)