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Why Nigeria needs authenticated framework to boost renewable energy

NAMA Validation Workshop

Experts who gathered a week ago in Lagos to address issues related to the nation’s power generation challenges have been discussing the need for an authenticated framework to boost renewable energy and address inherent challenges. Participants at the validation workshop The practitioners made the submissions at a two-day workshop that held from Wednesday, April 24 to Thursday, April 25, 2019 ...

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EU unveils solar tree, contributes €165m for renewable energy in Nigeria

solar street lighting

The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has unveiled a solar tree at the EU Delegation Office Complex Abuja, to highlight the union’s commitment to renewable solar energy in Nigeria. Solar street lighting Ambassador of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen, unveiled the solar tree on Thursday, May ...

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Girls’ school in Abia generates electricity from wastes

Rev. Sister Lilian Chibiko

Students of Mercy Girls High School, Mbawsi, in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State have converted animal, human and kitchen wastes into bio-gas meant for cooking and generation of electricity. Rev. Sister Lilian Chibiko Rev. Sister Lilian Chibiko, the Principal of the school, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on ...

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Clean Energy Accelerator Programme kicks off in Nairobi

Clean Energy Accelerator

Mettā Nairobi in partnership with What Design Can Do (WDCD), Social Enterprise NL and IKEA Foundation has kicked off the Clean Energy Accelerator Programme. The Accelerator aims to give the winners the tools to make their innovation ready for market and financing The Accelerator, which commences from April to July 2019, aims to give the winners the tools to make their ...

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UNDP, GEF build renewable energy expertise under derisking initiative

UNDP GEF training

In the light of the limited local human and institutional capacities to build, operate and maintain large-scale grid-connected renewable power plants, a scheme has taken up the initiative to reverse the trend. Participants with trainer Frank Neumann As a result of the dearth in capacity, renewables have been unable to compete with fossil fuel-based generators, but the situation is now ...

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Ondo inaugurates solar mini-grid power plant

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

The Ondo State Government on Saturday, April 6, 2019 launched the 45kw cabin-type mini-grid power project in Gbagira town of the Ilaje Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State The mini-grid system is said to be a part of the electricity intervention scheme of the state government. Special Adviser on Public Utilities to the governor, Mr ...

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Zambia gets first mini-grid power system

Mini-grid power facility

The Zambian village of Chitandika is hosting the country’s flagship mini-grid power facility, courtesy of ENGIE. A mini-grid power system Tagged PowerCorner, the mini-grid provides energy to households and local businesses and supports public services such as the Rural Health Centre and two schools. It was inaugurated by ENGIE on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in presence of Matthew Nkhuwa, the ...

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Top EU court backs Germany on renewable energy surcharge rebates

Solar panels

Discounts on a German renewable energy surcharge for large manufacturers are compatible with EU rules on state aid, the EU’s top court ruled on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Renewable energy: Solar panels on rooftop The case concerns a 2012 German law that imposes a surcharge on consumers and manufacturers to help finance renewable energy development, effectively by providing a price-support ...

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Shell to power 700,000 homes with renewable energy

Colin Crooks

Shell, the British-Dutch oil and gas company, has revealed that it will power 700,000 homes with renewable energy. Colin Crooks, CEO of Shell Energy Retail Ltd A year after Royal Dutch Shell acquired First Utility, it has now rebranded the company as Shell Energy and, in doing so, switched all customers to 100 per cent renewable energy. Renewable energy will ...

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Nigeria committed to building coal-fired electricity by 2020, says minister


The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Abubakar Bawa, says the Federal Government is committed to building coal-fired electricity by 2020. A power plant fired by coal Bawa said this while declaring open the 55th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society (NMGS) on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Enugu, Enugu State. He noted that ...

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