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Odyssey’s 21-nation mini-grid schemes seek over $500m

Off-grid lighting Africa

Platform connecting private mini-grid developers and investors, Odyssey Energy Solutions, announced on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 that its pipeline had surpassed 550 projects, requiring a total estimated investment of more than $500 million. Decentralised renewable energy solutions like mini-grids are said to be the least-cost option for bringing electricity to over 70 percent of the world’s one billion people currently ...

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Ecologist calls for improved renewable energy initiatives

ADB-rooftop solar

An environmentalist, Mr David Michael, on Sunday, August 5, 2018 urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in increasing the production and supply of renewable energy in the country. Michael, who is also an Executive Director, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation, an NGO, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ...

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Cape Town oil, power conference to showcase African energy

Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

The Africa Oil & Power (AOP) has concluded arrangements to host Secretary Generals of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and the International Energy Forum at the 3rd Annual flagship conference. The conference, scheduled to hold from September 5 to 7, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa, will host top-level discussions as the energy ...

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Clean energy innovators light homes, power devices with water

Clean Energy Innovators Challenge

A home lighting system, a climate-controlled device that cools the environment, and a zero-emissions electricity generator. All powered by water. Those are some of the success stories that emerged from the recently-held Clean Energy Innovation Challenge. Indeed, after a rigorous selection process, challenging boot camp and engaging pitch competition, the winners of the Clean Energy Innovation Challenge were selected at ...

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NASENI targets 7.5MW solar power annually

Mohammed Haruna

The National Agency for Science and Engineering infrastructure (NASENI) on Monday, July 30, 2018 said it was targeting to generate 7.5 MW solar power annually to serve as alternative energy in the country. Executive Vice Chairman of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Haruna, said this while declaring open the agency’s 2018 Solar Installation and Maintenance Training programme for two batches of 20 ...

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Investors seek to scale barriers as Nigeria eyes 20GW of electricity from solar

De-Risking Renewable Energy NAMA

In roughly 12 years’ time, Nigeria hopes to be producing a consideration portion of its power from renewable energy sources. Besides increasing the quantity of electricity on the national grid, it will curb emission and address the impact of climate change. This is the overall objective of a somewhat ambitious initiative being embarked upon by a team of stakeholders, who ...

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Bio-fuels plant, jobs coming soon, NNPC pledges

Maikanti Baru

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 pledged that more than five million jobs would soon be created to alleviate the unemployment levels in the country. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, said this in a lecture he gave at the 12th Mechanical Engineers Distinguished Lecture organised by the Nigerian Institution of ...

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Petroleum engineers advocate Free Trade Zone for renewable energy

solar panels

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) on Thursday, July 19, 2018 urged the Federal Government to create Free Trade Zone (FTZ) that would develop renewable energy and increase investment opportunities. The Chairman, SPE Nigeria Council, Mr Chikezie Nwosu, made the plea at a press briefing ahead of the SPE’s Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2018 slated to hold in ...

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CVF nations forge ahead with Implementing Marrakech renewable energy vision

Adnan Z. Amin

Two years after the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) announced a vision to achieve “100% domestic renewable energy production as rapidly as possible while working to end energy poverty and protect water and food security”, the Forum under the Presidency of Ethiopia and in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Climate Action Network ...

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NNPC to begin oil palm bio-diesel project in Cross River


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced a community integration and stakeholders’ engagement to sensitise people in Cross River State ahead the planned oil palm-based bio-diesel project. A statement by the NNPC Spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said the 26,000-hectare facility was designed to accommodate an oil palm plantation co-located with bio-diesel, crude palm oil co-generation plants and other facilities. ...

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