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Nigeria has overcome problem of electricity generation, says Fashola


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says that the country has overcome the problem of electricity generation and now only needs to grapple with challenges associated with distribution. Fashola, who was responding to questions on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said: “Today the March 14, the report I got was that yesterday’s ...

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AfDB to support Nigeria’s power sector recovery programme

African Development Bank

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will support Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) in three areas. It listed the areas to include: operational and technical intervention, governance issues, and policy based support. The bank disclosed this in Abuja on Friday, March 16, 2018 in a statement signed by Mrs Fatimah Alkali, the Senior Communications Officer in Nigeria Country ...

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AfDB signs deal with International Solar Alliance to propel continental solar development

Amadou Hott

In what looks like a major boost for its Light up and power Africa initiative, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has entered into partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to scale up solar energy in Africa. The bank and ISA will jointly support technical assistance and knowledge transfer for solar development and deployment in sun-shine rich African countries. Both parties will also develop ...

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Fresh boost for renewable energy as International Solar Alliance is launched

International Solar Alliance

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) received a significant boost on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at a launch ceremony in New Delhi, India attended by Heads of State and Government and top UN officials, including the head of UN Climate Change. Formed in parallel with the Paris Agreement, the alliance was first announced by India and France at the United Nations ...

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Government lauds NNPC’s foray into renewable energy


The Federal Government has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for venturing into the development of renewable energy across the country. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, gave the commendation on Thursday, March 8, 2018 during his visit to NNPC’s pavilion at the ongoing Technology and Innovation Expo 2018 at the Eagles’ Square in Abuja. Onu ...

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International Women’s Day: Pressing for progress on clean cooking


International Women’s Day, usually celebrated on March 8, is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world. The theme for 2018 International Women’s Day is “#Press for Progress” – a push for gender equality worldwide. The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has joined the rest of the world to ...

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AfDB obtains $52.5m GCF facility for Zambia renewable energy schemes

Akinwumi Adesina

At its 19th Board Meeting in Songdo, South Korea, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved the first funding proposal of the African Development Bank (AfDB) for Zambia’s Renewable Energy Financing Framework. The GCF will provide a $50 million loan and a $2.5 million grant The Framework aims to finance 100 MW of renewable energy projects under the Renewable Energy ...

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How Africa can develop its renewable energy potential, by Fashola


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Monday, March 5, 2018 said Africa must intensify efforts at improving transmission grid for renewable energy to be effectively developed on the continent. The minister spoke at the opening of the Conference on Renewable Energy Development organised by the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CEPEEL ) of the ...

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Over 100 cities get majority of electricity from renewables, says study


Cities are increasingly reporting that they are powered by renewable electricity, according to data published on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by CDP, a global environmental impact non-profit. CDP says it holds information from over 570 of the world’s cities and names over 100 now getting at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, geothermal, solar and wind. The list ...

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Group launches flagship energy efficiency centre

Asteven Centre

Asteven International Group, an indigenous renewable energy company in Nigeria, is set to launch what it describes as the first private sector financed comprehensive renewable energy and energy efficiency centre in the country – the Asteven Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Academy. The academy, a 100% solar powered institute, is conceptualised to build technical know how and capacity, creating solar ...

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