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Welcoming Smart Villages Initiative to Africa

“Aid cannot achieve the end of poverty – ‘only homegrown development based on the dynamism of individuals and firms in free markets can do that.” – A former World Bank economist.   Electricity is development. It is something without which development is a mirage.  Very many African villages lack electricity because all African countries cannot provide this essential commodity for ...

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Lagos, Abuja roadshows open fresh vista for clean energy financing

Two Roadshows were held recently in Abuja and Lagos (on the 9th September and 11th September respectively), courtesy of the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) to introduce project developers, prospective applicants and network members to the second cycle of clean energy financing projects. The forum was tagged “WAFCEF 2014”. The Roadshows provided opportunities for participants and potential ...

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Tony Elumelu: Heirs Holdings will generate a quarter of Nigeria’s power needs

Global business leader and chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has said that the group “has the ambition to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years.” Heirs Holdings’ interests in the power sector include Transcorp Ughelli Power, a gas-fired, thermal power generating plant which was acquired under the privatisation of Nigeria’s power ...

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Lagos, Abuja host roadshows to promote clean energy financing

Prince Lekan Fadina

Roadshows in connection with the launching of the proposals for the Second Cycle of the West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF 1) will take place in Abuja and Lagos on the 9th and 11th of September 2014. The events are designed to share the successes of the WAFCEF 1 and to promote WAFCEFI 2 with the objective of ...

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PAVE, CTI-PFAN collaborate on clean energy

Officials of the Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) have disclosed that the Lagos-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) is collaborating with the Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI-PFAN) in the area of sustainable energy. “We are currently in discussions and anticipate that there will be many synergies and opportunities for our respective organisations to explore to support clean ...

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CCDI, AAP scheme seeks to generate power from waste

The second stage of a pilot project entitled “Energy Generation from Waste – A Locally Based Livelihood, Resource Protection and Adaptation Project” has been completed in a local community in Lekki Local Council Development Area in Lagos State. It involved operation, training and testing for optimisation activities. It is being supported by the Japanese government-sponsored-African Adaptation Programme (AAP), being executed ...

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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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