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Nigeria, others to phase out inefficient incandescent lamps

Nigeria and other government representatives from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have successfully established a regionally-coordinated framework to transition to energy efficient lighting. The strategy identifies the complete phase-out of inefficient incandescent lamps by 2020, the latest. The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Senegal agreed to sponsor all events of efficient lighting initiative, ...

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Lighting up a low carbon future for Nigeria

UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, and Executive Director of ECOWAS’ Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Mahama Kappiah, examine Nigeria’s low carbon potential   The lights are going on all over Africa, home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Overall, that is great news. Children can study at night without ...

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Energy Commission, ICEED collaborate on clean cookstoves

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has joined hands with the International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) to build Nigeria’s capacity to provide scientific testing of stoves. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) to that effect was signed on Thursday in Abuja, even as ICEED made a commitment to support the establishment of the National Clean Cookstoves Development and ...

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Barriers to energy efficiency in the Ivory Tower

Ahmadu Bello University

Insufficient awareness and lack of capacity to promote best practices have been identified as key barriers to the development of energy efficiency in Nigeria. This was the major observation a week ago in Abuja when representatives of the nation’s 128 state, federal and private universities gathered to explore ways to promote energy efficiency best practices and conservation in the Ivory ...

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Youths explore ways to alleviate power challenges

The nation’s power crisis has indeed gotten to a crisis situation. Recently, Power Minister, Chinedu Nebo, confirmed the nightmare. He lamented that 120 million Nigerians – representing about 75 per cent of the population – do not have access to electricity. The minister attributed the present challenges to vandalism, unprecedented systems collapse and heavy storms that shattered transmission lines in ...

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CLEAN emerges, makes case for clean cookstoves

Lead Ambassador of the Clean Energy Ambassadors Network (CLEAN), Mrs. Ajoke Murtala Muhammed, has described clean cooking solutions are those technologies, fuels, equipment and practices that address the health and environmental impacts associated with traditional cooking with firewood. According to her, these could take the form of improved and efficient wood and charcoal burning stoves, cooking gas, and more effective ...

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Africa’s biggest solar photovoltaic plant unveiled in Mauritania

Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant was launched last Thursday in Nouakchott, the capital of Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Built by Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy specialist Masdar, the $32 million 15 megawatts (MW) scheme, which is the first utility-scale solar power installation in the country, will provide up to 10 percent of Mauritania’s power. The plant consists of 29,826 micromorph ...

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Nigeria sets standards for wood cooking stoves

The International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) in collaboration with Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC) have concluded  plans to set up national standards for wood burning stoves  in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Ewah Eleri, Executive Director of ICEED, during a workshop held recently in ...

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Teenage technician invents non-fuel generating set

A fabrication by a roadside technician who fixes cars and motorcycles’ electric fittings may very well be the solution to an enduring use of generators in Nigeria. The country is riddled with generators usage from homesteads to business offices, shops and even government offices. This is not without certain clear and present dangers especially as it regards human health, the ...

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Off-grid lighting: How Nigeria can save money, oil -UNEP

If Nigeria used modern off-grid lighting solutions, the country could save over $1.4 billion annually, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Nigeria is considered the largest potential off-grid lighting market in Africa. The report adds that replacing all of the kerosene, candles and batteries used annually for off-grid lighting would save Nigeria the equivalent of 17.3 million barrels of crude oil. ...

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