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Drawbacks to gas-to-power projects, by stakeholders

A gas-powered plant

Stakeholders at the ongoing Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja have identified the dearth of infrastructure and commitment as the major challenges facing gas-to-power projects in the country. A gas-powered plant They made the observation on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at a breakout session of the summit, which has “Evolution of Energy Mix: Where Are We Headed’’ as its ...

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EU approves import of U.S. soybeans for biofuels

European Parliament

The EU on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 approved the import of U.S. soybeans for use in biofuels as part of efforts aimed at defusing trade tensions between Brussels and Washington. The European Parliament EU-U.S. trade relations have been strained since U.S. President Donald Trump raised tariffs on steel and aluminum imports 2018, while threatening a similar move against the EU automotive sector. ...

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Nigeria to generate 30 megawatts from coal in 2020


Nigeria is on course to generating 30 megawatts of electricity from coal in 2020, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has announced. A power plant fired by coal The ministry made the announcement in a document released by the Minister of State in the ministry, Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, given to reporters in Abuja on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Bwari ...

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Government canvasses more usage of renewable energy

ADB-rooftop solar

The Director of Bi-resources Department, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), Mr Abayomi Oguntunde, has canvassed for more usage of renewable energy to boost power generation in the country. Rooftop solar power panels He made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. According to him, renewable energy development is ...

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Ignorance, misconception, major setbacks to adoption of renewable energy – Experts


Energy experts on Saturday, January 12, 2019 identified ignorance and misconception as major setbacks to the adoption of renewable energy in Nigeria. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) An engineer of solar energy, Ayo Adenigba, and Mrs Ruth Ifah, energy researcher at Nexgen Energy and Allied Services, disclosed this in separate interviews with the News Agency ...

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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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