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Group wants green bond proceeds used to fund renewable energy projects in rural communities

Off-grid lighting Africa

Power for All, an international organisation canvassing for electricity supply in Nigeria, has advocated use of green bond proceeds to fund renewable energy projects to increase access to energy for rural communities. Ify Malo, director of the organisation, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja Thursday, January 11, 2018. President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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Expert calls for huge investment in solar energy

ADB-rooftop solar

An ecologist, Mr Habib Omotosho, has urged the Federal Government and other stakeholders to invest in solar energy to assist the nation in its drive to tackle climate change. Omotosho, who is the National Coordinator, Environmental Advancement Initiative, an NGO, said that such investment would stop the companies from polluting the environment. He made the plea in an interview with ...

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Sokoto awards contract for 250 solar-powered water schemes

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government has awarded contract for the construction of 250 solar powered water schemes in the 23 local government areas. Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman of the governor, said this in a statement on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Sokoto, the state capital. Imam, who did not mention the cost, said that the project was part of government ...

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AfDB, GEF, others partner in $55m investment into off-grid energy access fund

Astrid Manroth

A quartet involving the Africa’s premier development finance institution, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB); the joint development and climate finance institution of the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, Nordic Development Fund (NDF); multilateral donor trust fund, Global Environment Facility (GEF); and investors, Calvert Impact Capital (CIC), is partnering to invest some $55 million into ...

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Beijing phases out 4,450 coal-fired stoves

coal-fired stove

Beijing phased out more than 4,450 coal-fired stoves in 2017, reducing its coal consumption by almost three million tonnes, local authorities said on Friday, December 29, 2017. “The move also reduced emission of 5,500 tonnes of smoke and 6,600 tonnes of sulphur dioxide,’’ the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said. As part of a campaign launched in 2013, Beijing has ...

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Government’s renewable energy projects: An overview

Clean Cookstoves

On Nov. 7, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari told the National Assembly that the Federal Government would launch the first African Sovereign Green Bond in December 2017 to finance renewable energy projects. Buhari, while presenting the 2018 Budget Proposal, said: “I am pleased to inform this distinguished assembly that the Federal Government will be launching the first African Sovereign Green Bond ...

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Hydrogen-powered bus unveiled in Central China

Hydrogen fuel cell bus

A new hydrogen fuel cell bus was unveiled in Central Chinese City of Wuhan on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The 8.5-meter vehicle can carry 56 passengers and can run more than 450 kilometers on single refuel of hydrogen, which takes three to five minutes, said its developer, Wuhan Tiger Fuel Cell Vehicle Co. Ltd. The vehicle is able to start ...

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Entrepreneur wants government to reduce energy wastage


A Nigerian entrepreneur based in the UK, Mr Francis Agbeja, has urged the Federal Government to ensure drastic reduction in energy wastage by adopting the right modern technologies. Agbeja, the Director of Daffresh Freight Services Ltd., gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Abuja. The entrepreneur noted that energy efficiency ...

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We achieved 100% investment in green energy projects in 2017 – AfDB

Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that it achieved a 100% investment in renewable energy in 2017, a development the organisation considers a major landmark in its commitment to clean energy and efficiency. The body said in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Thursday, December 28, 2017 that power generation projects with a cumulative 1,400 megawatts exclusively from ...

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Government urged to adopt measures to boost awareness, actions on energy conservation

Victor Aruwah

Environmental expert and Germany-based Nigerian engineer, Victor Aruwah, has called on the Nigerian government through the Ministry of Environment to adopt new ways of ensuring an increase in awareness and action towards energy conservation in the country. He made the call recently in Germany after he led some students to implement an energy saving initiative at the the US Army ...

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