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PACJA, GermanWatch launch project to support energy access in Africa

Augustine Njdamnshi

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the Germanwatch have jointly launched a project in Egypt meant to strengthen the role of civil society groups in the promotion and implementation of sustainable energy transition initiatives as well as renewable energy. Augustine Njdamnshi, chair of Technical and Political Committee, PACJA (right), engages with a delegate The “Ensuring a People-Centered Energy ...

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Commission unveils website to accelerate renewable energy growth

Web-based GIS tool

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has launched the first-ever renewable energy web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tool to relieve developers and investors of the challenges they encounter when trying to identify practical sites for on-grid renewable electricity from Solar-PV and wind power plants in the country. Participants at the launch of the Web-based GIS tool in Abuja Designed using ...

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Renewables growth must double to achieve Paris goals – IEA

Fatih Birol

The growth of the world’s capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Some 95% of growth in global power-generation capacity is projected to come from renewables ...

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Nigeria, UAE to partner on renewable energy, agriculture others

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the offer by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to partner with Nigeria in the areas of renewable energy, agriculture, and infrastructure logistics. President Muhammadu Buhari The partnership also include provision of vaccines to further control the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman in a statement, said Buhari expressed his feelings at a meeting ...

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German energy association demands faster switch to renewables

Kerstin Andreae

The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 called on the next Federal Government to step up the pace of the expansion of green electricity generation. Kerstin Andreae BDEW Chairwoman, Kerstin Andreae, at a congress in Berlin said the move to sustainable energy resources must be given priority with an eye on national elections ...

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Why more Nigerians are embracing solar energy

Solar plant

“Everybody is tired of NEPA – their service is poor and the estimated billing is ridiculous,” Olufemi Fadeyi, a civil engineer and farmer, residing in Ogijo, Ogun State, lamented. Mr. Olufemi was referring to bill served him by Nigeria’s electricity distribution company which often comes on the high, an average of N40,000 monthly. Arrangement of Mr. Fadeyi’s residential solar installation. ...

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New report explores reality of Africa’s renewable energy option

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Friends of the Earth Africa will launch a new report titled “A Just Recovery Renewable Energy Plan for Africa” on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Solar panels The report looks at the reality of renewable energy options in Africa and is based on the research and modelling of renowned academic, Dr. Sven Teske. The report shows that it is feasible to achieve a ...

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Nigeria not ready for post petroleum economy – ERA/FoEN


The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed the need for African countries to urgently embrace renewable energy sources so as not to be left behind in the ongoing rapid global movement from dirty energy to clean energy. L-R: Barr. Nurudeen Ogbara, Citizens Assistance Centre; Chief Saint Emma Pii, Bodo Council of Chiefs and Chair BoT ...

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Germany reaches 1m electric vehicles target on its roads

Sustainable transport

Germany has reached its target of having one million electric vehicles on the roads, local media reported on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Sustainable transport: Achieveing zero emission from electric cars “With one million electric cars on German roads, we have reached a decisive milestone,’’ German newspaper chain Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland quoted Peter Altmaier. The federal minister for economic affairs and energy ...

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Energy crisis: How investment in renewables, distribution mechanisms can bridge deficit – Segun Adaju

Segun Adaju

Dr. Segun Adaju is a Nigerian entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Consistent Energy Limited. His organisation serves as the lead consultant working with the Access to Energy Institute (A2EI), a not-for-profit entity established to provide reliable and affordable electricity. In this interview with Etta Michael Bisong, the renewable energy expert spoke on Nigeria’s pathetic energy crisis, what ...

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