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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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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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