14 Nov 2016

Renewables better alternative for PNG

From , 6:02 am on 14 November 2016

A group campaigning against investment in coal in Papua New Guinea says renewable energy sources are a better alternative.

There are signs of a move towards coal-powered energy in PNG with the Mineral Resources department this year directing ten million kina towards exploring the sector.

However, plans for a coal-fired power plant in Lae are yet to meet approval from the Morobe provincial administration or PNG Power.

Chris Lahberger from the Nogat Coal PNG group talked to Johnny Blades about his group's concerns.

Coal in wagons

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