The Nogal Coal alliance and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of PNG have welcomed Mayur Resources’ plans to move into clean energy, but also called for the mining company to halt its plans to introduce coal fired power to Papua New Guinea.
Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELC) of Jabem District, Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR) and Jubilee Australia Research Centre called on Australian mining company Mayur Resources to thoroughly reconsider its plans to introduce a coal industry in Papua New Guinea.
PNG’s Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil from Morobe Province is one of the strongest supporters of coal in PNG. In June of this year, he made a speech where he defended his support of coal-fired power for PNG. His speech was riddled with claims that do not stack up. In this blog post, we will challenge them.