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Govt installs solar power street lights in Dutse varsity

Federal University Dutse (FUD)

The Federal Government has begun the installation of 96 solar-power street light at the Federal University Dutse (FUD) in Jigawa State. Federal University Dutse (FUD) The Vice Chencellor of the university, Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo, stated this in a statement by the Chief Information Officer, Alhaji Abdullahi Yahaya, on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital. Sabo said ...

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Shell working to make Nigeria a gas hub in energy transition quest, says official

Igo weli

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says it had begun working to transform Nigeria into a gas hub, within the Gulf of Guinea, as part of the global quest for cleaner energy. Country Head, Corporate Relations of SPDC, Igo Weli The company said it actively supports the nation’s Natural Gas Expansion Programme of the Federal Government introduced in ...

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UN energy summit: 25m Nigerians to access solar power by 2023 as govts commit $400bn in new finance

Tesla-solar-Hawaii

Nigeria has committed to electrify 25 million people across five million homes by 2023 using solar technologies and creating 250,000 jobs. Renewable energy: Solar panels Similarly, the West African nation will give 30 million homes access to clean cooking and energising agriculture, textile production, cold storage etc. using gas as a transition fuel. These formed the highlights of the country’s commitments ...

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German energy association demands faster switch to renewables

Kerstin Andreae

The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 called on the next Federal Government to step up the pace of the expansion of green electricity generation. Kerstin Andreae BDEW Chairwoman, Kerstin Andreae, at a congress in Berlin said the move to sustainable energy resources must be given priority with an eye on national elections ...

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Coal replaces wind as Germany’s biggest energy source

Svenja Schulze

Coal displaced wind power as Germany’s most important energy source in the first half of 2021, with a debate over climate change measures raging ahead of elections in September. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze This is according to calculations carried out by the Federal Statistical Office released on Monday, September 13, 2021 that 56 per cent of the 258.9 billion ...

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Govt urged to provide incentives for clean alternative power

Generator Pollution

A Professor of Environmental Management and Control, Prof. Christian Madu, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 urged the federal and state governments to provide incentives for residents to procure clean alternative power sources. The WHO says that, in one year, 46,750 persons died as a result of outdoor pollution in Nigeria Madu, who is of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), ...

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Nigeria prioritises energy security, transition to cleaner energy

Muhammadu Buhari

Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Sarki Auwalu, says energy security and transition to cleaner forms of energy remain top priorities of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. President Muhammadu Buhari Auwalu made the assertion at the hybrid Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Research and Development Fair on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Bayelsa State. The fair has ...

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Non-fossil fuel cars top new vehicle registrations in Austria

Hyundai Kona

Austria last month registered more hybrid and electric cars than it did petrol or diesel vehicles, a first for the country, according to figures released on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The Hyundai Kona electric car The total share of electric and hybrid cars stood at 42.2 per cent in August, ahead of petrol cars, which totalled 35.1 per cent, and diesel ...

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Why more Nigerians are embracing solar energy

Solar plant

“Everybody is tired of NEPA – their service is poor and the estimated billing is ridiculous,” Olufemi Fadeyi, a civil engineer and farmer, residing in Ogijo, Ogun State, lamented. Mr. Olufemi was referring to bill served him by Nigeria’s electricity distribution company which often comes on the high, an average of N40,000 monthly. Arrangement of Mr. Fadeyi’s residential solar installation. ...

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New report explores reality of Africa’s renewable energy option

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Friends of the Earth Africa will launch a new report titled “A Just Recovery Renewable Energy Plan for Africa” on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Solar panels The report looks at the reality of renewable energy options in Africa and is based on the research and modelling of renowned academic, Dr. Sven Teske. The report shows that it is feasible to achieve a ...

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