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Kenya’s Green Energy Boom Could Threaten National Parks

Kenya’s Rift Valley, a rich source of geothermal power, is now being touted as the answer to the country’s energy problems. But most of the drilling sites are in natural parks, the source of important tourism income. Kenya is facing trade-offs as the growing need for power comes into conflict with more traditional values of conservation. The Rift Valley cuts a broad, magnificent swath through the heart of Kenya. Its cliffs, lakes and grasslands teem with wildlife. National parks and...

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