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Transitioning to briquettes to replace soar-away cooking gas


Cooking gas is now a force to reckon with in a great/good deal of homes in Nigeria today. The reason many Nigerians prefer this subsidiary product of natural gas is because it’s cheaper, faster, lasts longer and doesn’t stain cooking pots unlike the traditional methods of cooking. Briquettes Cooking gas is also odourless and can be used indoors, it is ...

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Groups award $70,000 in ideation grants to top clean energy start-ups

Clean Technology and All On

Seven Nigerian clean energy start-up ventures will each receive a $10,000 grant award at the end of the 2021 Enterprise Development Programme (EDP), having emerged as winners with the most innovative concepts. Representatives of the grantees as well as those of Clean Technology and All On The winners are: Brigter, Kodar Embedded Technologies, Osomobegbe Global Ventures (OGV), Renerworld Global, Rural ...

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PACJA, GermanWatch launch project to support energy access in Africa

Augustine Njdamnshi

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the Germanwatch have jointly launched a project in Egypt meant to strengthen the role of civil society groups in the promotion and implementation of sustainable energy transition initiatives as well as renewable energy. Augustine Njdamnshi, chair of Technical and Political Committee, PACJA (right), engages with a delegate The “Ensuring a People-Centered Energy ...

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Commission unveils website to accelerate renewable energy growth

Web-based GIS tool

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has launched the first-ever renewable energy web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tool to relieve developers and investors of the challenges they encounter when trying to identify practical sites for on-grid renewable electricity from Solar-PV and wind power plants in the country. Participants at the launch of the Web-based GIS tool in Abuja Designed using ...

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Energy support programme, Sosai to deploy LPG-based clean cookstoves in three pilot states

Clean cook stoves

The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) said on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, that it would assist Sosai Renewable Energy Company in deploying institutional LPG-based clean cookstoves in around 600 enterprises in three pilot states. Sample clean cookstoves Head of the programme, Mr Duke Banjamin, disclosed this in Abuja at the launch of the Nigerian Institutional Clean Cooking Accelerated Scheme (NICCAS), ...

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Italy, UNEP seek to empower rural communities through clean and sustainable energy

Italy and UNEP

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) Office in Kenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Regional Office for Africa jointly launched last week the project: “Transformation of Climate action through utilisation of a hybridised Clean and Sustainable Energy as a driver to climate-smart agriculture and agribusiness value chain”. Delegates at the ceremony to launch the project The ceremony was ...

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Renewables growth must double to achieve Paris goals – IEA

Fatih Birol

The growth of the world’s capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Some 95% of growth in global power-generation capacity is projected to come from renewables ...

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Energy transition: Shell boss urges Nigeria to optimise resources

Osagie Okunbor

The Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Osagie Okunbor, has advised that Nigeria should adopt a two-pronged strategy for its energy transition programme in response to global call to reduce exploitation of fossil fuels and production of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Mr. Osagie Okunbor, Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria and Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria ...

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Stakeholders seal agreement to build electric battery industry in DRC


A battery minerals industry is set to take off in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after a series of firm commitments were sealed at a two-day business forum in DRC’s capital, Kinshasa. DRC government and development banks and partners sign battery council establishment deal during the forum. Photo credit: ECA The government of DRC and several development banks and ...

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NABDA, REA sign MoU on rural electricity

Abdullahi Mustapha

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) and Rural Electrification Agency (REA), on Monday, November 22, 2021 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sustainable electricity supply to rural communities. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) While Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General of NABDA, signed on behalf of his agency, Ahmad Ahmad, Director-General of REA, signed on behalf of ...

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