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Minister calls for investment in renewable energy

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, on Monday, November 23, 2020 called on investors to focus attention on renewable energy sector, describing it as lucrative and alternative source of electricity. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Onu made the call at the 38th National Solar Energy Forum (NASEF), organised by Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, Usmanu Danfodio ...

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Seven renewable energy start-ups awarded $10,000 development grant

All On

Seven renewable energy start-ups who have all demonstrated excellence in innovation will each be awarded $10,000 at the end of the Clean Technology Incubation and Acceleration Foundation (CTIAF) incubation programme sponsored by Shell-funded impact investing firm, All On. A session organised by All On The seven companies represent start-up businesses from around the country, whose innovative products span a variety ...

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Clean energy innovation to drive Biden’s energy policy – Agunbiade

Joe Biden

A Subject Matter Expert in Subsea Engineering and Director at National Oilwell Varco based in Houston, Texas, Dr. Babajide Agunbiade, has said that clean energy innovation and pursuit of zero-emission is expected to form the pivot of the incoming US government’s energy policy. Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States Dr Agunbiade made the disclosure while responding to a question ...

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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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Renewable energy to contribute 30% of electricity supply in Nigeria by 2030, says Minister

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says Nigeria plans to generate 30 per cent of its electricity supply through renewable energy by 2030, in line with the National Energy Policy (NEP). Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Onu said this at the opening of the National Stakeholders Consultative Forum tagged: “Scaling-Up Interconnected Mini-Grids Development in Nigeria: ...

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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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