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South Africa: Energy transition must be guided by reason, not panic

Gwede Mantashe

Concerns about catastrophic climate change are leading to rash, and sometimes irrational calls for South Africa to put an abrupt end to the production and use of fossil fuels, regardless of the consequences Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy. Photo credit: Baba Jiyane Increasingly this year, African oil- and gas-producing nations are being told that protecting the planet ...

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Shell working to make Nigeria a gas hub in energy transition quest, says official

Igo weli

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says it had begun working to transform Nigeria into a gas hub, within the Gulf of Guinea, as part of the global quest for cleaner energy. Country Head, Corporate Relations of SPDC, Igo Weli The company said it actively supports the nation’s Natural Gas Expansion Programme of the Federal Government introduced in ...

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Minister assures of Nigeria’s readiness for COP26 conference

Goddy Jedy-Agba

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, has assured Nigerians of the country’s readiness to participate in the forthcoming COP26 United Nations (UN) conference on climate change. Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba Jedy-Agba disclosed this at the Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) 2021 virtual conference with the theme: “Powering a Sustainable Industrial Revolution.” The 2021 United ...

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Domestic gas optimisation key to energy transition, says govt

Timipre Sylva

The Federal Government has said that it will optimise the country’s abundant gas resource to achieve transition to low carbon energy sources. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, made this assertion at the 2021 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) on Tuesday, ...

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Conference to address energy transition challenges – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed optimism that the country will soon find a solution to the challenges of energy transition in the country. Mr Adokiye Tombomieye Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream, NNPC, Mr Adokiye Tombomieye, said this on the sidelines of the ongoing Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) Conference in Abuja. Tombomieye said government and stakeholders in ...

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REA launches innovation hub to accelerate energy transition

Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria (REA), Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, has said that the REA’s research and innovation hub was launched to stimulate innovative ideas that can help drive positive impact in the renewable energy space. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad Ahmad, who isclosed this recently during a chat with Founder, International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa), Olumide ...

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World has enough renewables potential for energy transition, say experts


The world already has more than enough renewable energy potential to comfortably make the transition away from fossil fuels while also expanding energy access for all, finds new analysis by Dr Sven Teske and Dr Sarah Niklas from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney. Renewable energy: Solar panels Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy shows clearly that, even if ...

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UK facility described as critical in energy transition, COP26 preparation alliance

Prof Chidi Onyia with COP26 President

British Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, has said that the UK Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF) remains critical to the UK-Nigeria collaboration in the Energy Transition Council, not only in preparing for COP26 but also for initiatives beyond this event. UKNIAF MD, Prof. Chidi Onyia (right), meets with the COP26 President, Alok Sharma, in Abuja Llewellyn-Jones made the submission when ...

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Energy transition: Total changes name to TotalEnergies

Patrick Pouyanné

Total on Friday, May 28, 2021 changed its name to TotalEnergies as the company moves to become one of the world’s top five in renewables by 2030. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies The company made the announcement in a statement posted on its website. The statement said the decision was approved at the Ordinary and Extraordinary ...

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ERA urges govt to diversify resources to promote renewable energy


The Nigerian government has been told to diversify national energy sources to encourage state and non-state actors to develop mini-grid and off-grid solar energy systems to promote greater energy access by all. L-R: Nurudeen Ogbara, former NBA Chair, Ikorodu Branch, Lagos; Habiba Ali, Executive Director, SOSAI Renewables, Kaduna; Chief Saint Emma Pii, Chair, ERA/FoEN Board of Trustees; Dr Godwin Uyi ...

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