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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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Solving Nigeria’s epileptic power supply with coal

Sale Mamman

The issue of erratic and epileptic power supply in Nigeria is as old as the country itself. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman Nigeria industrial development over the years has been bedevilled by myriads of problems top among which is the erratic nature of electricity supply. Every successive government had promised to do something drastic to stabilise the sector to drive ...

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IKEA, Rockefeller foundations to launch $1bn fund to boost renewable energy – UN

António Guterres

Two global foundations, the IKEA and the Rockefeller Foundations, have announced plans to launch a one billion dollar fund, to boost access to renewable energy in developing countries. António Guterres. UN Secretary General The foundations made the commitment during a series of recent virtual meetings of the UN ministerial forum, according to a statement by UN. “Some 50 ministers outlined ...

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Stakeholders advocate broader exploration of renewable energy resources

Segun Adaju

The President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), Dr Segun Adaju, says over 23 million households and 17 million Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the country rely on generators for an average of eight hours daily. President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), Dr Segun Adaju He spoke at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) virtual Lagos ...

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TotalEnergies says investments in Nigeria’ll tend more towards renewables

Patrick Pouyanné

TotalEnergies says its investments in Nigeria will tend more towards renewable sources of energy 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 Mrs Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, Executive General Manager, Total Country Services, made the disclosure on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at a virtual news ...

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