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N10bn green bond to ‘energise’ education

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Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, says the Federal Government will spend N10.6 billion Green Bond to execute its Energising Education Programme. Jibril told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, October 25, 2018 on the sideline of the ministry’s preparation for the 12th National Council on Environment meeting that it would be executed through ...

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Court grants SERAP leave to compel Fashola to account for power expenditure


There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing why the power sector reforms in the country have not yielded any tangible result and why the citizens continue to stay in darkness but still made to pay crazy electricity bills, despite the huge spending on the sector, may soon have some answers, as the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesay, ...

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Togo, Eranove sign concession agreement for 65MW power plant


Under the high patronage of Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of Togo, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Marc Dèdèriwè Ably-Bidamon, and the Director General of the pan-African industrial group Eranove, Marc Albérola, signed on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 a power generation concession agreement for the design, financing, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the Kékéli Efficient Power plant, which will ...

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National Industrial Council to add 4.2 Gigawatts of power to national grid

Dr Okechukwu Enelamah

In a move to ensure optimal use of resources, the Federal Government has commenced moves to deploy underutilised power assets to deliver incremental power to industrial centres and needy communities in the country. Through the coordination of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competiveness Advisory Council, the government seeks to generate additional 4.2 Gigawatts of power to the national grid in ...

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USADF mini-solar powers 145 households, borehole, businesses in Abuja

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A mini solar power grid funded by United States African Development Foundation (USADF) has provided 145 households in Kigbe community, Abuja with electricity. The grid also extended power to five businesses and a 20,000-litre borehole. The U.S. Embassy in its twitter handle @USEmbassyAbuja on Friday, October 19, 2018 said that the 115-kW project was implemented by a cleantech organisation, Havenhill ...

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USADF, All-On partner to promote off-grid energy solutions

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The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and All-On, an indigenous company, are partnering to promote the use of renewable off-grid energy technologies to reach communities not served by existing power grids in Nigeria. Mr C. D. Glin, the President/CEO of USADF, told journalists in Lagos on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 that the All-On/USADF collaboration would co-finance innovative Nigerian off-grid energy ...

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Ebonyi signs $4m solar power agreement with Chinese firm

David Umahi

The Ebonyi State Government on Monday, October 15, 2018 signed a $4 million solar system production agreement with the Foshan Sunchees Energy Company of China. Gov. David Umahi, represented by his Deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe, said in Abakaliki, the state capital, that the agreement included the establishment of a solar power factory in the state. The governor said that the ...

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Solar Voyager made from recycled plastic set for Antarctic expedition

Solar Voyager

A new vehicle, powered by the sun and made from plastic waste, is set to explore Antarctica. A team from Clean2Antarctica has built a vehicle, named the Solar Voyager, to explore Antarctica to learn from the continent’s sustainable nature. The Solar Voyager is built from plastic waste and is powered by the sun by ten solar panels to ensure the ...

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World Bank invests $1b in battery storage for developing countries

Riccardo Puliti

The World Bank has announced its investment into battery storage for developing countries. Battery storage allows for wind and solar energy to be used at a much greater scale by making it possible to store electricity and use it when it needs it the most. However, battery technology is expensive and not yet widely developed in large-scale projects. Notably, in ...

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Nigeria, Austria collaborate on renewable energy, Namibia optimises opportunities


Nigeria is set to partner with Austria on renewable energy as part of efforts to deepen bilateral trade between the two nations. Mr Vivian Okeke, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Austria, stated this in an Interview with the Europe correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a conference in Zurich. Okeke said that Austria was very strong in renewable energy- ...

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