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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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GEF Small Grant Programme powers school with solar in FCT


The Global Environmental Facility Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) has provided solar panels to supply electricity to eight classrooms in Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mr David Michael, an official of GEF-SGP, said this on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 when he paid a monitoring and evaluation visit to the school, saying ...

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Agro firm partners pig farmers on energy generation from waste

Pig farm

A France-based agro firm, Cooperl Arc Atlantique, on Friday, July 6, 2018 said it would partner Oke-Aro pig farmers on energy generation from farm wastes, by applying the French model. A Director of the firm’s Cote d’Ivoire branch, Mr Francois Teillet, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos during an interactive session with pig farmers at the farm ...

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Cote d’Ivoire eyes biomass power generation from cocoa waste


The world’s top cocoa producer, Cote d’Ivoire, plans to build a 60 to 70 Megawatts (MW) capacity biomass power generation plant running on waste from cocoa pods. It also plans to extend its grid to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone this year, according to media reports on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. This is part of its aim to develop 424 ...

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Improving renewable energy access to Nigerians


At the launch of the “Just Energy Transition in Nigeria” in Abuja on Thursday, June 29, 2018, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), says that the initiative is aimed at pursuing efforts to provide a legislative backing by an Act of Parliament for improved renewable energy access to all Because of carbon emissions released into the ...

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Solar energy: ECOWAS to enhance electricity access in 19 countries

Off-grid lighting Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to enhance sustainable electricity access through solar in 19 West African countries and the Sahel region to promote development in the region. Stakeholders from the energy sector in the region, therefore, gathered in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at a regional workshop to develop modalities to implement the ...

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Stakeholders explore opportunities in sustainable fuel wood management

SFM workshop

A cross-section of stakeholders who met in Calabar in Cross River State to explore inherent management opportunities have resolved to sustainably utilise fuel wood in order to add value to the commodity and ensure a healthy and pollution-free environment. At the Sustainable Fuel Wood Management (SFM) Business Forum for Woodlot Developers, Fuelwood Dealers, Efficient Woodstoves Makers and Sellers and MFIs held ...

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Nigeria, India partner in renewable energy

ADB-rooftop solar

Nigeria and India are set to explore opportunities in renewable energy development in line with international agreements signed by both countries, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Nagabhushana Reddy, said on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The high commissioner, who made the disclosure at a business meeting in Abuja, said that exploring areas of cooperation in renewable energy would build ...

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