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Accelerated action on energy needed to implement Paris

Rachel Kyte

Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday, November 10, 2017 at COP23 Energy Day to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean energy development can quickly become a bigger part of national climate plans submitted under the Paris Agreement. “With the price of renewable and ...

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Bio-fuel: NNPC to create one million jobs in Benue trough

Maikanti Baru

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday, November 2,  in Abuja said it would create one million jobs in the Agasha/Guma area of Benue trough of a bio-fuel project. The NNPC had on October 31, 2917 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ondo State Government to establish a 65,000 million litres bio-fuel plant in Ondo to provide ...

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Sokoto to connect solar power in rural areas

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government said it had started the process of connecting a number of rural households with solar power to deepen energy usage and enhance rural electrification in the state. Alhaji Bashir Gidado, the Special Adviser to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal on Public Private Partnership (PPP), made the disclosure at a news conference in Sokoto on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Gidado ...

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NEMSA boss promises safety of lives, property across power supply chain

Peter Ewesor

The re-appointed MD/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), Peter Ewesor, has identified the issue of standardisation of equipment/materials and existence of quackery as major problems plaguing the sector. According to him, these have led to many unfortunate incidences of electrical accidents and electrocutions in Nigeria. The Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation has however assured that these ...

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Amazon launches ‘biggest wind farm yet’


Amazon on Thursday, October 19, 2017 announced that its largest wind farm yet – Amazon Wind Farm Texas – is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with over 35 more to come. Together, these projects will generate enough clean ...

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Fashola urges Nigerians to embrace solar energy


Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has advised Nigerians to embrace solar energy to reduce pressure on the national grid. Fashola gave the advice in Lagos at a book launch. The book titled “Solar Electricity Generation for off-grid communities in Nigeria”, was written by Mr Oladele Amoda, the Managing Director, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC). Fashola ...

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GCF injects $65.8m in Egypt’s renewable energy project

Howard Bamsey

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has transferred the first tranche of climate finance under the Egypt Renewable Energy Financing Framework. The project, undertaken with GCF partner, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), will support Egypt’s Sustainable Energy Strategy, financing investments in private renewable energy producers. The transfer of $65.8 million is the first disbursement under this project, which will ...

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Ecologist urges industrialists, business owners to use solar energy for operations

ADB-rooftop solar

An environmentalist, Mr Habib Omotosho, has urged industrialists and business owners to use solar and other renewable sources of energy for their operations to reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Omotosho, the National Coordinator, Environmental Advancement Initiatives, an NGO, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He said that ...

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Port Harcourt hosts energy, green technology conference

Port Harcourt

The Garden City of Port Harcourt in River State is set to host the Energy and New Green Technology Conference with the theme: ‘The Future of Hydrocarbon  Industry in the New Age of Green Technology’ between November 28 and 30, 2017 at the Hotel Presidential. The event will provide a platform for articulating a proactive response to the seemingly irreversible ...

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Microsoft, GE sign agreement on Irish wind project


The Microsoft Corp. on Monday, October 9, 2017 announced a new wind energy agreement in Ireland. With the agreement, Microsoft will become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the wind energy from its new, ...

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