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Sunlight drives refugees’ water systems in Bangladesh

Andrej Mahecic

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday, January 4, 2019 said its first five solar-powered safe water systems at Cox’s Bazar refugee settlements in Bangladesh are delivering at their full capacity with the aim to supply all refugees this way. UNHCR spokesperson, Andrej Mahecic “These new systems improve the daily supply of safe, clean drinking water to ...

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Buses in Cote d’Ivoire to be fueled with compressed natural gas

Compressed natural gas fuel station

The Ivorian Minister of Transport, Mr Amadou Koné, and several government ministers have launched what has been described as a ground-breaking initiative that is in line with the country’s commitment to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Compressed natural gas fuel station The Minister unveiled a fleet of buses commissioned by the Société des Transports Abidjanais (SOTRA), supplied by IVECO and ...

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Renewable energy critical to addressing nation’s electricity deficit, says don

Solar panels

A Professor in the University of Agriculture, Markurdi, Benue State, Prof. Isaac Itodo, has urged the Federal Government to come up with a better regulatory framework on renewable energy to address the nation’s electricity deficit. Itodo made the call on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at a “Knowledge sharing Workshop on: Sustainable Biogas Generation as an Alternative Energy Resource in Nigeria” ...

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Rural mini-grids tagged commercially viable, cost effective

mini-grid solar system

A new study by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) shows how rural mini-grids can rapidly scale across sub-Saharan Africa by addressing key barriers and cost reduction pathways to reduce costs over 60 percent by 2020. More than 600 million people, 65 percent of sub-Saharan Africa, lack electricity access. Hundreds of millions more have only an unreliable and intermittent supply at best. The traditional ...

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Campaigners devise template for renewable energy transition

National Environment Congress

Participants at the recently held National Environmental Congress (NEC) by Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have collectively developed a template for the Federal Government of Nigeria to follow if energy democracy must be realised in the country. The NEC, themed: “Post-Extractivism: Energy Democracy for National Development”, was a convergence of civil society, community groups, youths, government officials, ...

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Shell signs gas supply agreement for Aba power project


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and its joint partners have signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement that will support the 140 Megawatts Aba Integrated Power Project in Abia State. The agreement, signed on Friday, November 30, 2018 in Abuja, was between SPDC, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL) and Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN). By the ...

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AFC invests in Cameroon’s 420MW hydro-electric power station

Samaila Zubairu

Infrastructure development finance institution, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), says it is investing in the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC), located 65KM north of Yaounde in Cameroon. The €1.2 billion power generation project will consist of a 420MW hydro-electric power station as well as a 50KM transmission line. The financing structure will take a 76:24 debt to equity ratio, with ...

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ERA urges governments, agencies to embrace energy transition

National Environment Congress

Considered as the way forward for Nigeria’s power sector, Environmental Rights Action / Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) gathered key stakeholders in Nigeria’s environment and power industries to discuss “Post-Extractivism: Energy Transition for National Development”. This was the theme of the organisation’s 11th Annual National Environment Congress holding in the Rivers State capital city of Port Harcourt from November ...

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Stakeholders validate reports to de-risk energy sector investment

Validation workshop

Why are debts in the electricity market so high and how can they be resolved through domestic financing using the Power Sector Recovery Programme? Can the Put-Call Option Agreement (PCOA) be US Dollar denominated against the Naira to allay fears of international lenders? What is your opinion on the potential solutions advanced by the consultant and/or what other financial mechanisms ...

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Nigeria targets 30% in renewable energy mix by 2030


In a bid to diversify its energy sources and optimise other assets for power production, Nigeria is targeting 30 per cent of its energy needs from renewables by 2030. Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, made the assertion in a keynote address at the 2018 pre-conference workshop of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) in ...

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