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Opportunities clean energy transition offers Nigeria, by Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy (West Africa), British High Commission, speaking at the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) post-Covid Capacity Building Programme on August 24, 2020, explores the opportunity that a clean energy transition represents for Nigerian businesses, households and consumers Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja It is ...

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Renewable energy identified as panacea to incessant collapse of national grid


A don, Dr Ovat Oyama, says increased investment in renewable energy will be the panacea to the epileptic power supply caused by incessant collapse of the national grid. The electricity grid. Photo credit: Oyama, who lectures Economics at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, July 8, ...

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European Commission unveils plans to expand hydrogen power

Frans Timmermans

The European Commission wants a stronger focus on hydrogen power in its energy system and has launched a strategy to that effect, the EU’s executive body announced. Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice President The commission said it would support the installation of at least six gigawatts of renewable hydrogen electrolysers in the EU until 2024. With this, it wants ...

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Why energy policy decisions should consider Africa’s needs

power grid

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19’s devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it. A power grid Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) described the low oil prices caused by the pandemic as a “golden opportunity” for governments to phase-out fossil fuel support ...

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COVID-19 stimulus packages must accelerate energy transition to avert climate crisis, says report

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Despite the growth of renewables in some sectors and in some countries, the world is not on track to avert climate breakdown, the REN21 Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR) launched on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 seem to emphasise. Renewable energy: Solar energy panels Cutting emissions by half by 2030 and curbing pollution to keep warming below 1.5°C requires rapidly switching to ...

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World Environment Day: Experts harp on standard training centres for renewable energy


Renewable energy experts have identified the dearth of standard training service centers and high cost of training as hindrances to growth in the Nigerian renewable energy industry.  Renewable energy: Solar panels Mr Happiness Osimahon, a sales solutions engineer, and Mr Dewale Adewole, an engineer and project manager at Nexgen Energy and Allied Services, made this known in separate interviews with the ...

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Global green energy growth to fall for first time in 20 years – IEA

Fatih Birol

Global growth in new renewable energy capacity will experience its first annual decline in 20 years, this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) But, it is expected to pick up next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The world is set to build fewer wind ...

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Clean mobility: DHL, Ford unveil electric van

DHL Ford

As a step towards ramping up clean electro-mobility in Europe, Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford have unveiled new electric vans used for parcel delivery in German cities, with at least 2,500 electric “StreetScooters” to be in service by the end of 2018. The vehicles will be powered by electricity from renewable forms of energy such as solar and wind. ...

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Mauritius island resort substitutes diesel for solar power

Deux Cocos

Mauritius-based hotel operator, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos (an island resort), off-grid South-East Mauritius. The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilisation daily and fulfil self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time. Building ...

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America’s largest wind farm unveiled


Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, has announced a 2,000megawatt wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art GE 2.5 megawatt turbines. The ...

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