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Vol 62 No 20

Published 7th October 2021


Placing faith in future coal

Although the government has signed up to multiple climate change commitments, coal-mining is set to grow

A slew of major projects backed by Chinese official finance ran into the sand during the presidency of John Magufuli, and President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been trying to put them back on track. One of the biggest is the much-delayed Mchuchuma-Liganga coal-to-steel project, which includes thermal coal for electricity. Under current plans, coal's contribution to national electricity generation is set to rise from zero, where it stands now, to more than 25% over 20 years.

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