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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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How Lifebuilders, SGP grantee, obtained patent for moringa bio-gel

Biogel stove

Lifebuilders, a non-governmental organisation based in Ibadan, Oyo State, has been awarded a Patent Certificate by the Federal Government for its invention of the moringa bio-gel. Applying the bio-fuel gel to a stove The invention entails the process and method of producing bio-gel from moringa as a bio-fuel and a renewable energy . According to the certificate, government said it ...

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Group to build youth capacity on renewable energy

The Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN) has said that it will build the capacity of youths so that they can be effectively engaged in all spheres of life, including renewable energy. L-R: Sam Ifeanyi Nwosu, Secretary General; Engr Jennifer Emiola, Asst. Secretary; Engr Ganda Yusuf, Treasurer; Dr Imamuddeen Talba, Deputy President; Dr Sunny Akpoyibo, National President; Prof. Abubakar Sambo, ...

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Wind, solar will provide 50% of electricity in 2050, report finds

Wind farm

In a report that examines the ways in which renewable energy demand is expected to increase, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) finds that “aggressive decarbonisation” will be required beyond 2030 to meet the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Wind energy: An offshore wind farm Focusing on electricity, BNEF’s 2019 New Energy Outlook (NEO) predicts a 62% ...

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Group wants immediate EU ban on palm, soy oil biofuels


The recent decision by the European Union to phase out palm oil as a biofuel by 2030 has been described as unrealistic and “far too late”. Looking to an uncertain future: Orangutans are losing their habitats as forests are cleared for palm oil and soyabean plantations, and thus threatened by extinction. Photo credit: flickr/CIFOR Germany-based non-government organisation, Rainforest Rescue, wants ...

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Ondo solar power beneficiaries to pay N500 monthly billing

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Beneficiaries of the stand-alone solar power in Upare and Igbobini communities in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State are to pay N200 to N500 monthly billing per household. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State The decision was reached on Monday, July 29, 2019 at stakeholders’ meetings held in each of the communities with officials of Office of Public Utilities ...

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EU commits €10m on solar energy for hospitals in Adamawa

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

The European Union (EU) will spend €10 million (Over N4 billion) in providing solar energy to some health facilities in Adamawa State, the EU Head of Cooperation, Mr Kurt Cornelis, has said. Solar panels The EU official made this known during the launch of the project in Yola, the state capital, on Friday, July 26, 2019. He said: “We are ...

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