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President Buhari urged to probe N9.2b cookstove deal


Abuja-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Connected Development (CODE), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe transactions related to the N9.2 billion National Clean Cookstove Scheme (NCCS). In a statement issued on Monday, September 28, 2015, Chief Executive of CODE, Hamzat Lawal, stated that, after over six months of frequent engagement with stakeholders both in private and public sector on the ...

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Micro-hydro scheme to transform Malawian communities


Fifty-year-old Martha Mwalabu travels eight kilometers to have her maize grounded so she has food for her husband, six children and grandchildren. Mwalabu also spends most of her time fetching firewood in the prohibitive Mulanje Mountain, Southern part of Malawi, due to conservation rules. She is occasionally being forced to source money to buy paraffin and candles so her children ...

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How renewable energy can save Chilean lives, create jobs, by study


A new study has been launched by the Chilean Citizens’ Committee on Climate Change showing that, by switching to 100% renewable energy by 2050, the country could: avoid spending $5.3 billion a year on fossil fuels, save 1,500 lives a year due to reduced air-pollution in Santiago alone, and create 11,000 green jobs. The study, conducted by the NewClimate Institute, is ...

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Fresh RUWES scheme targets women, girls displaced by insurgency


Following the weeklong Capacity Enhancement Workshop that held in Abuja last week, the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) will now embark on a campaign to solely focus on women and girls in Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs). Supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the RUWES initiative aims at promoting access to clean energy technologies and develop market and entrepreneurship ...

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Dreams, hope as solar powers century-old Lagos island

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For the first time in his 30 years of residence on Sagbo Kodji Island, Friday Onos has electricity in his home. To him, it is a dream come true – and one that will likely make him dream again. “I had big dreams of setting up businesses but the lack of power supply to this Island kept extinguishing my dreams ...

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Flagship energy scheme to empower, lift rural women


In the bid to promote inclusive clean energy access and empower rural women to rise out of poverty, a special training and skill acquisition workshop will hold in Abuja from Tuesday, 25 to Friday, 28 August 2015. It is the Maiden Edition of the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) Initiative Capacity Enhancement Workshop. It has “Unveiling the Potential of the ...

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Smart Villages: New thinking for off-grid communities

Off-grid lighting Africa

“Smart Villages: New Thinking for off-grid communities worldwide” is a collection of opinion pieces in renewable energy. It is a chronicle of ideas by experts aimed at tackling the issues of energy as a catalyst for sustainable development – health, food security, education gender equality, governance, security and employment. The 124-page book, which is comprised of 16 essays written by ...

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N9.2bn cookstoves: Lawsuit is a distraction


Hamzat Lawal’s Follow The Money, in a recent reaction to the saga, says the lawsuit involving government and the contractor is an unnecessary distraction    In November 2014, the Federal Government of Nigeria approved a N9.2 billion initiative aimed at providing healthier, cleaner cooking alternatives to rural women in Nigeria and curbing the spread of desertification caused by excessive firewood ...

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Prof Eli Bala: How cheap, renewable energy is transforming rural lifestyle


Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Professor Eli Jidere Bala, in an interview, sheds light on the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, which the ECN is implementing in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). According to him, the aim is to ensure that rural dwellers have access to modern energy ...

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Renewable energy scheme to boost Kenya’s power grid

Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa

Project follows a successful run of more than $2.5 billion worth of booked orders across Africa in the last year General Electric (GE) Africa has announced that it is partnering with Kipeto Energy Limited to build a new wind farm in Kenya’s Kajiado County. GE will be the sole equipment supplier for the 100MW project, some 50 kilometres from the ...

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