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Cheaper renewables enable more climate ambition

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September 2019. Solar panels With prices set ...

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AfDB supports clean energy portfolios in Africa

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that, as a policy, it is supporting clean energy portfolios in Africa, given that as it has an internal greenhouse gas accounting tool that provides the estimated cost of emissions saved or avoided. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The bank made this known in a statement by its Communication and External Relations Department on ...

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650m people will not have electricity access by 2030


There has been encouraging progress towards achieving universal access to electricity: 89% of the global population has access to electricity, compared to 1 billion in 2016 and 1.2 billion in 2010. But progress is uneven across regions. Despite improvements, an estimated 650 million people will not have electricity access by 2030. Photo credit: More people have access to electricity ...

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Clean energy forum seeks to power Africa for sustainable development

Clean Energy Workshop

Power sectors around the world are undergoing significant changes due to the rapid uptake of new renewable generating technologies both on a large scale and consumers side. One important thing is that we must keep ourselves updated in understanding their relevance to growth and development of Africa. Participants at the Clean Energy Workshop in Abidjan Innovation is the engine powering ...

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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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