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Utilising potential of renewable energy

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Unarguably, the use of energy is fundamental to development even as energy production and consumption remain one of the main factors for determining the strength of the global economy. Solar panels Apart from its impact on world economy, energy sector drives real growth and improves the economic fortune of any nation, if well harnessed. Recognising the importance of the sector, stakeholders suggest ...

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Off-grid development as panacea to Nigeria’s power challenges

Off-grid energy

Experts are of the opinion that off-grid development will address Nigeria’s power challenges. They say that development of off- grid power distribution solution, otherwise, known as standalone power system, will open the power sector to more investment opportunities. Off-grid energy in Africa They said that the use of mini-grid and off-grid renewable energy solutions have the potential to become a game-changer ...

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Beijing builds over 200,000 electric vehicle charging piles

Electric cars

The city’s municipal commission of urban management said on Friday, December 27, 2019 that Beijing had built 200,900 charging piles for electric vehicles to encourage use of green vehicles. Electric vehicle charging piles It said that the move is aimed at tackling pollution. The commission said that private car owners added 152,600 charging piles in their parking lots, while shopping ...

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Turkey unveils first indigenous electric car

Prototype car

Turkey unveiled its first domestically designed automobile prototypes on Friday, December 27, 2019 – a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a sedan. The Turkish prototype electric car The fully electric SUV is expected to have two engine configurations – 200 horsepower or 400 horsepower, CEO of Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group (TOGG) Gürcan Karakaş announced during a presentation in Kocaeli. ...

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ICEED provides sustainable energy solutions in Borno


The Abuja-based International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), which is implementing the EU funded “Support for Response, Recovery and resilience in Borno State”,  has shed some light on outcomes of the sustainable energy solution scheme in the state. A group of trained solar technicians Speaking  during the handing over of the solar starter tools to the first batch of ...

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NCF, at tree planting rally, demands use of renewable energy


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Friday in Lagos ended its week-long events on climate action with a tree planting campaign to highlight the importance of trees to the environment. Paricipants at the NCF tree planting campaign The NCF and its allies, including NYSC corps members and green environment activists, rallied on major streets of Ikeja with placards of varying ...

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AfDB, GCF partner to increase renewable power in Zambia

Akinwunmi Adesina

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are working together to support a $154.0 million renewable energy financing framework in Zambia. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina Historically, Zambia has relied on hydropower generation for 90% of its energy needs. Since 2015, Zambia has faced challenges in meeting the country’s electricity demand – a challenge that is exacerbated ...

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Decarbonising power sector: How renewable energy benefits health, environment


Electricity supply is said to be one of the biggest CO2 emitters globally. To keep global warming well below 2°C, several paths lead to zero emissions in the energy sector, and each has its potential environmental impacts – such as air and water pollution, land-use or water demand. Electricity supply is said to be one of the biggest emitters of ...

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What is the future for electric vehicles in Nigeria?

Electric cars

In April 2019, what appeared to be one of the biggest setbacks faced by the electric vehicle (EV) industry in Nigeria came to fruition when the Senate rejected Senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s bill – which sought to phase out petrol vehicles by 2035. Electric vehicles Murray-Bruce, an EV owner himself for the past five years, expressed his disappointment, stating that EVs could help ...

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Civil society clamours renewable energy access ahead of ministers’ forum


The quest for renewable energy is more of an opportunity for Africa than a cry for help to shift, a workshop to consolidate the civil societies’ voice ahead of this year’s African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN 2019) has been told. Participants at the meeting “Unless and until people are involved in solving the problems they face, this is a ...

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