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Aussie scientists join global push for low emissions energy systems

Scott Morrison

Australia’s national science agency has recruited top energy research organisations in the global push to decarbonise electricity systems. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Thursday, April 22, 2021 announced that it would contribute to the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) consortium. The G-PST aims to bring leading electricity system operators and researchers ...

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Govt unveils solar power for 5m households in Jigawa rural communities

Sale Mamman

The Federal Government on Friday, April 9, 2021 unveiled its new solar power scheme for five million households in off-grid rural communities in Jigawa State. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, while unveiling the Solar Power Naija Programme, aimed at Jangefe community in Roni local government area of Jigawa, said the project was expected to ...

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NNPC reiterates commitment to renewable energy project

Mele Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reiterated commitment to its partnership with the Government of Kebbi State on renewable energy projects. NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari The NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, disclosed this in a statement by the corporation’s Spokesman, Dr Kennie Obateru, in Abuja on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Kyari spoke when he received the ...

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EU vows to attract investment in hydrogen energy

Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes

The Council of the European Union (EU) on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 defined the attraction of international investments in hydrogen energy as a priority. Portuguese Minister of Environment and Climate Action, Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes This is a consensus that was built during a virtual meeting with representatives of the member states promoted by the Portuguese presidency of the EU. ...

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Kwara collaborates with firm to actualise solar energy project

Kwara Solar Farm Tunnel

The Kwara State Government is partnering with Asteven Energy Group through its Renewable Energy Academy to develop technical capacity for the state’s energy ministry staff.  Recently, the state inaugurated its flagship Solar Farm Tunnel. Governor Abdulrazak Abdulrahman of Kwara State inspecting the containerised battery storage system for the Solar Farm Tunnel “We want to make Kwara the energy capital of ...

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Transition to clean energy takes centre stage at Berlin Dialogue

patricia espinosa

The annual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue kicked off on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, with high-level participants from politics, industry, science and civil society coming together virtually for the two-day event to explore the theme “towards climate neutrality.” Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Speaking at the event, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, called the global economic response to the ...

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$530m AfDB funded scheme to expand renewable energy, regional connectivity in Angola

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The north of Angola has a surplus of more than 1,000 ...

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Nigeria, 18 other African countries to benefit from World Bank’s $22.5m electricity grant

Sale Mamman

Nigeria and 18 other African countries will benefit from World Bank’s $22.5 million additional financing for the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) in Western and Central Africa. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman The World Bank announced this in a statement issued on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Washington D.C., adding that its board of Executive Directors had approved the ...

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Nigeria’s solar power initiative groundbreaking project – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that the five million homes solar installation plan under the Federal Government’s Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) will be a game-changer in the renewable energy space. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Abuja, said the vice president virtually engaged with stakeholders involved ...

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Germany funds electric bus scheme with €620m

Electric buses

The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) is making €620 million available nationwide for electric bus funding. Electric buses As part of the scheme, BMU is funding the purchase of 30 electric buses in Dortmund with around €13.6 million. Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 handed over a sponsorship check to the Dortmund municipal utilities. With the help of ...

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