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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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Report seeks to expand access to pro-poor energy services

A report seeking to expand access to pro-poor energy services in the country has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to set aside 10 percent of the existing power intervention fund for pro-poor energy financing. Besides seeking the use of a proportion of the Ecological Fund to finance cooking energy, the report likewise clamoured the establishment of a ...

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Nigeria, others to switch to use of LPG cooking gas

In a few months’ time in January 2013, no fewer than five million gas cylinders will be distributed to urban and rural dwellers across the nation, under the “Switch to LPG Project”, which was officially unveiled in Abuja last week. Initially focusing on Nigeria but programmed to spread to other African countries, the phased initiative is essentially utilising the LPG ...

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Pitfalls before energy efficiency vision

Jude Okonkwo is a Lagos-based banker who resides in Surulere on the Mainland. Besides the traffic congestion, he considers power supply as a major worry since moving to Lagos nearly two decades ago. Though he has developed some sort of a thick skin to the erratic delivery, what he has been battling with entails achieving energy efficiency in his home. ...

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Cross River farm to produce biodiesel

Nigeria may soon take a remarkable step toward embracing renewable energy if an initiative being undertaken in the country eventually sees the light of the day. According to former Environment Minister, John Odey, he is involved in a venture to produce diesel from non-petroleum, renewable agricultural source – ostensibly from a Jatropha farm he is cultivating in Okpoma in Cross ...

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GEF, UNEP in inefficient lighting phase-out campaign

New guidance for lighting efficiency programmes will save government resources, speed the transition to energy efficient lighting, boost economies, and mitigate climate change. In a recent letter, the head of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Naoko Ishii, announced the availability of the new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GEF en.lighten initiative’s Toolkit “Achieving the Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting.” The book ...

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ECN, UNDP step up action on sustainable energy initiative

Against the backdrop of the official launch of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL) a couple of months ago, the Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has stepped up action towards developing a National Action Plan that will lead to the realisation of the initiative. President Goodluck Jonathan had in August launched the SE4ALL, which is ...

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ERA clamours non-grid rural energy models

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), civil society and community-based groups across the country have called on the Nigerian government to demonstrate commitment to reducing carbon emissions and deforestation by developing a national programme on renewable energy and promotion of non-grind energy that local communities should be integrated into. The groups made the demand at a recent ...

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