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Renewable energy: Global economy grows, CO2 emission drops

Arthouros Zervos  Renewable energy: Global economy grows, CO2 emission drops Arthouros Zervos

Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 59% of net additions to world’s capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating/cooling; Developing world investments on par with developed world, total $301 billion Renewable energy targets and other support policies, now in place in ...

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Denmark gets low-priced offshore wind turbines scheme

Offshore_wind_turbines  Denmark gets low-priced offshore wind turbines scheme Offshore wind turbines

With a price of 10.31 Eurocent per kWh, the new offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, will provide power much cheaper than other recently established offshore wind farms in Denmark and abroad The winning tender for the wind farm Horns Rev 3 came from Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S who have agreed a price of 10.31 Eurocent per kWh. In comparison with ...

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Africa needs to move forward on renewable energy

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Diversification of Africa’s electricity sources by embarking on renewable energy solutions – such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydro power – is being heralded as a solution to the continent’s energy poverty. But although a number of countries are already reaping benefits from investment in renewables, there is concern that many of the countries are yet to exploit those resources. ...

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Renewables on the rise, says study

iceland-geothermal-power-plant  Renewables on the rise, says study iceland geothermal power plant

In the last couple of years, almost 22% of global electricity was produced from renewable sources, a study has revealed. It adds that renewables now account for over half of the world’s estimated 280GW of new installed electric capacity. Titled: “Renewables on the rise: A West African Energy Transformation” and published last November, the report reveals that the total global ...

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Study: West Africa leads in renewable energy, energy efficiency

Study: West Africa leads in renewable energy, energy efficiency solar platforms for other uses Waru

The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report,  produced collaboratively by REN21 and ECREEE with lead authorship from the Worldwatch Institute, provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. It says that although access to energy services remains severely constrained in the region, renewables and energy efficiency measures contribute to improved access. Launched on November 10, ...

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Lagos, Abuja roadshows open fresh vista for clean energy financing

Lagos, Abuja roadshows open fresh vista for clean energy financing Solar

Two Roadshows were held recently in Abuja and Lagos (on the 9th September and 11th September respectively), courtesy of the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) to introduce project developers, prospective applicants and network members to the second cycle of clean energy financing projects. The forum was tagged “WAFCEF 2014”. The Roadshows provided opportunities for participants and potential ...

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Partnership enhances climate adaptation with eco-stoves in Delta communities

Partnership enhances climate adaptation with eco-stoves in Delta communities photo 121 e1410734241837

A host of rural community dwellers in Delta State is benefitting from an initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, save time and money spent on firewood, curb respiratory diseases and enhance the education of the girl-child. A collaboration involving the Climate Change Department of the Delta State Ministry of Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ecobank is ...

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Tony Elumelu: Heirs Holdings will generate a quarter of Nigeria’s power needs

Tony Elumelu: Heirs Holdings will generate a quarter of Nigeria’s power needs elumelu e1429211352173

Global business leader and chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has said that the group “has the ambition to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years.” Heirs Holdings’ interests in the power sector include Transcorp Ughelli Power, a gas-fired, thermal power generating plant which was acquired under the privatisation of Nigeria’s power ...

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Nasarawa villages get access to sustainable energy

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Three rural communities in North Central Nigeria are beneficiaries to a scheme designed to give countryside folks access to sustainable energy and boost their standard of living. On-grid and off-grid villages in Upper Uke, Lower Uke and Roguwa in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State are to be fitted and retrofitted under a pilot arrangement being promoted courtesy of ...

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Operation Light Up Rural Nigeria on shaky start?

Operation Light Up Rural Nigeria on shaky start? solar platforms for other uses Waru

On January 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan inaugurated operation “Light-Up Rural Nigeria” with a pledge to ensure constant power supply to Nigerians in rural areas, but investigations reveal that the project, which has a target of 111 villages by 2015, is yet to complete its pilot in just three villages of Abuja, six months after. The project is aimed at ...

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