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Govt to deploy biogas for power generation

Prof. Felix Akpa

The Federal Government on Monday, July 22, 2019 in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country. Prof. Felix Akpa, head of NABDA Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio-conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to her, the ...

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Six benefits of adding solar panels to your home

Solar panel roof

Installing solar panels can have many benefits for you as a homeowner, and others, in a variety of ways. Although some may think of them as an expensive investment, in the long run the investment pays off. Solar panels are not a passing fad, but instead hold great value for the future. By adding solar panels, you can Increase the ...

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Association restates commitment to promote renewable energy to 40% by 2030

Solar panels

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) has reiterated its determination to promote renewable energy in the country to about 40 per cent by 2030. Aerial view of solar panels on rooftop Mrs Lande Abudu, the Executive Secretary of REAN, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Renewable energy is ...

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Group working to harmonise renewable energy bill to improve power supply

ADB-rooftop solar

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) says it is working to harmonise renewable energy bill for alternative power supply to boost the economy. The rooftop solar power subprojects equivalent to additional capacity of 50 megawatts The Executive Secretary of REAN, Mrs Lande Abudu, made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Renewable energy ...

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Experts call for mini power grids as panacea to energy shortage

Energy workshop

Some energy experts on Thursday, June 27, 2019 called for the creation of more power grids as panacea to solving the energy shortage in Nigeria. L-R: Chief Executive Officer, Chert Group, Mr AKin Ande; Founder/COO, Mr Vjay Natarajan; Professor of Intelligent Infrastructure Systems, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, Prof. Bamidele Adebis; Head of Department, Electrical and Information Engineering, ...

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Fuelwood: NGO calls for nationwide development of clean cookstove entrepreneurs


Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), an NGO, has urged the federal, state governments and development partners to support a nationwide development of clean cookstove entrepreneurs for sustainable fuel management. Programme Director, Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment, Ms Olanike Olugboji, addressing participants at the opening of a four-day clean cookstove awareness, sensitisation and capacity building workshop for 40 persons in ...

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Cheaper renewables enable more climate ambition

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September 2019. Solar panels With prices set ...

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AfDB supports clean energy portfolios in Africa

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that, as a policy, it is supporting clean energy portfolios in Africa, given that as it has an internal greenhouse gas accounting tool that provides the estimated cost of emissions saved or avoided. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The bank made this known in a statement by its Communication and External Relations Department on ...

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650m people will not have electricity access by 2030


There has been encouraging progress towards achieving universal access to electricity: 89% of the global population has access to electricity, compared to 1 billion in 2016 and 1.2 billion in 2010. But progress is uneven across regions. Despite improvements, an estimated 650 million people will not have electricity access by 2030. Photo credit: More people have access to electricity ...

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Clean energy forum seeks to power Africa for sustainable development

Clean Energy Workshop

Power sectors around the world are undergoing significant changes due to the rapid uptake of new renewable generating technologies both on a large scale and consumers side. One important thing is that we must keep ourselves updated in understanding their relevance to growth and development of Africa. Participants at the Clean Energy Workshop in Abidjan Innovation is the engine powering ...

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