Professor of Physics and Chemistry at Pace University in New York City, Chris Williams, is describing plans to build a 1000-megawatt coal plant in Jamaica as “Criminal.”

The massive plant is being considered by the Chinese company Jiquan Iron and Steel, JISCO- the new owners of ALPART in St. Elizabeth.

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Professor Williams says in the long run, coal and other fossil fuels will end up costing Jamaica more than alternative sources.

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He was speaking on Nationwide This Morning, following the historic signing of the Paris Climate Agreement by the world’s two biggest polluters, the United States and China.