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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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Clean cooking: Rural women get gas cylinders from Ekwueme varsity centre

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

The Centre for Climate Change and Development at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, in Ebonyi State and its partners – Techno Oil Limited and Africare – have distributed 150 LPG cylinders to two communities in the South-East in an effort to get rural women to abandon hazardous and climate polluting open air fire cooking and embrace clean low carbon ...

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Nigerian, Damilola Ogunbiyi, emerges new CEO of SEforALL

Damilola Ogunbiyi

The Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has said that Damilola Ogunbiyi, current Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA), has been selected as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Damilola Ogunbiyi The news, which was broken on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, followed United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres announcing the appointment of Ogunbiyi as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy ...

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New standards for solar energy resources valuation could spur investment in renewables

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Renewable energy now accounts for around one third of global power generation capacity, with increases being led by investments in solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy. More than 180 GW of renewable energy were installed in 2018, of which 100 GW were solar PV. Solar panels at Ngambe Council As the costs of renewables continue to fall, solar PV and wind energy ...

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Nigeria expanding investment opportunities in renewable energy, Osinbajo tells Scandinavian investors


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told Scandinavian investors that government is committed to expanding opportunities for investments in renewable energy, technology and other sectors of the Nigerian economy. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said that the vice president was responding to questions from a cross section of Norwegian investors at a round-table ...

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Renewable energy can address power challenges, says group

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

The Chief Executive Officer of Clean Technology Hub, Mrs Ifeoma Malo, has urged the Federal Government to harness renewable energy resources to address challenges in the power sector. Renewable energy: Solar panels Renewable energy is from a source that is not depleted when used and is naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and ...

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Nigeria to assemble solar cars by 2020

Solar car

As Nigeria celebrates 59th Independence anniversary, an indigenous company says it is intensifying efforts to begin assembling of solar cars by 2020. A solar car Mr Moses Onaja, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Energy Community Development Initiative (SECODI), made the disclosure on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 during an exhibition of solar products in Ibadan, Oyo State. The exhibition was aimed at ...

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G5 Sahel Heads of State support AfDB initiative to boost solar energy

Akinwunmi Adesina

G5 Sahel Heads of State have expressed their support for “Desert to Power’’, an Africa Development Bank (AfDB) initiative designed to harness solar energy for socio-economic development of member countries. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina They gave the support at the G5 Sahel Heads of State Summit in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 2014, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger set up ...

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Renewable energy experts offer to train returnee xenophobia victims

ICEED trains solar technicians

Anticipating the need to quickly integrate the disenchanted Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks from South Africa into the fabric of society and give them hope for a better future, the Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN) says it is offering free training to returnee Nigerians to learn all about renewable energy technologies. Just as ICEED trains these solar technicians, CREN ...

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