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Multinationals target electricity from 100% renewable energy

Helen Clarkson

The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 reached its 100 members milestone as AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry plc and Carlsberg Group joined with a commitment to 100% renewable power. RE100 is delivered with CDP to engage, support and showcase large, influential businesses transitioning to 100% renewable electricity across their global operations. RE100 members, including 30 Global Fortune 500 companies, have total revenue of $2.5 trillion and operate in a ...

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Group asks court to order government to provide free, pre-paid meters to all Nigerians

Babatunde-Fashola

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Federal Government and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over “their collective failure, refusal and/or negligence toenforce their own directives to electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to provide free pre-paid meters to all Nigerians and end the use of patently illegal, arbitrary, unfair and discriminatory estimated billing across the ...

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Mixed reactions greet proposed nuclear power plant in A’Ibom

Nuclear Plant

Members of Ikot Ebon Community in Itu Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State have expressed divergent views over plans by the Federal Government to build a 1200MW nuclear power plant close to their neighbourhood. The news apparently came as a shock to some members of the community who claimed not to be aware of such a proposal when ...

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Ogun, ECN, UNIDO to generate power from sawdust

Sawdust

The Ogun State Government has begun plans to generate electricity from saw dust. Officials say the development is part of government’s contribution towards increasing power output in the country. Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, revealed this during an inspection visit to sawmill sites in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state. Chief Lawal, in a statement signed by ...

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IEA: How to reinvent electricity markets after COP21

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To ensure sustainability and supply security, an International Energy Agency (IEA) report prescribes a new balance between regulation and competitive markets Electricity markets are undergoing massive transformation, as the push for low-carbon power generation shifts the industry towards high investment in renewables and other new technologies even as demand stagnates or declines in many countries. Just in time, the IEA ...

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Fresh hopes for Africa as Obama signs electricity initiative into law

Obama

President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa. Observers say the act will save lives and accelerate growth on the continent. The Electrify Africa Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives and Senate, leverages partnerships with the private sector in order to bring first-time electricity access to ...

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Morocco builds world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

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It may be famous for its meandering medinas and the scenic Atlas Mountains, but Morocco might soon make its name as a solar superpower. The north-western African nation is building the world’s biggest concentrated solar power plant, which will supply electricity to 1.1 million Moroccans by 2018, according to the World Bank. The plant is being constructed in a 30 ...

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