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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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Solar energy, new king of global electricity markets – IEA chief

Fatih Birol

Solar energy has become the “new king’’ of the world’s electricity markets, as it has successfully withstood the COVID-19 crisis and is forecast to grow significantly over the coming years. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, said on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. “There was only one energy ...

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Achieving 30% power supply from renewables by 2030: A rejoinder to Vice President

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

In the past few days the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, has been reported by many news media as reaffirming the commitment that Nigeria will achieve at least 30% of its power supply from renewable energy by 2030. It is reported that he reinstated the commitment to this ambitious target while inaugurating a 1.12 MW Solar Hybrid Project at the ...

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Expert urges youths to promote nation’s renewable energy plans


Chief Executive Officer,  Solar Hi-tech, Mr Bamidele Awotunde, has advised Nigerian youths to be active proponents in promoting the nation’s renewable energy development plans as a way to move the country forward. Renewable energy: Solar panels Awotunde gave the advice on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in an interview in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. According to him, Nigeria renewable energy ...

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Germany adopts new guidelines for renewable energies in transport sector

Svenja Schulze

At the suggestion of Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, the federal government of Germany on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 increased the share of renewable energies in the transport sector to 28 percent by 2030. This means that Germany goes well beyond the EU requirements of 14 percent. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze In addition to stronger incentives for green hydrogen, new ...

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Renewable energy described as critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery

UK Africa Investment Summit

Renewable energy will be a critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity, panellists in a 2021 UK Africa Investment Summit event said on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, as they called for a stronger partnership between the United Kingdom and Africa. 2021 UK Africa Investment Summit The panel, themed “UK & Africa: Partnering in Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Development”, covered discussion ...

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Why world needs swift transition to sustainable energy – Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Whilst setting out key deliverables for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, at the end of this year, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa has underlined the critical importance of a swift transition to sustainable energy to tackle the global climate crisis. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), approximately two-thirds ...

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What can boost renewable energy in Nigeria, by expert

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

A renewable energy expert, Mr Ukah Ibe, says Nigeria has good renewable energy policies but more efforts are needed for policy implementation to harness the sector.  Renewable energy: Solar panels Ibe, the chief executive officer of Nexgen Energy, stated this in an interview on the prospect of renewable energy industry in 2021. He said that Nigeria had the right policy ...

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2021 set to be global action year for renewables

Marcel Alers

In a bid of optimism for the new year, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) expressed confidence that clean energy would grow in 2021. Marcel Alers, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Head of Energy Despite the fact that the world may not be on track to meet climate objectives and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) for universal access to clean, affordable ...

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Sustaining rural development through solar power system

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Electricity access is essential for people’s lives and livelihoods; from using fridges for storing food and medicine; charging mobile phones to stay connected; lighting up households and schools at night to powering local businesses. Solar panels Most people in many rural areas of Nigeria lack access to electricity and only few can afford costly diesel-powered generators that lead to pollution ...

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