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Nigeria has potential to be Africa’s clean energy hub, says Fadina

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Nigeria has all it takes to be the Africa centre for promoting and setting up projects on clean energy and sustainable investments. This was the submission of Prince Lekan Fadina, Chairman of CISME Consulting Limited, during the Project Development and Financing Workshop for the 3rd cycle of the West Africa forum for Clean Energy financing (WAFCEF3) held last month in ...

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Renewable energy employs millions worldwide – Report

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More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017”, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. ...

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Ogun restates commitment to waste-to-energy scheme

Bolaji-Oyeleye  Ogun restates commitment to waste-to-energy scheme Ogun State Environment Commissioner Bolaji Oyeleye

Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, has reaffirmed government’s commitment at ensuring that the proposed wastes-to-energy project becomes a reality. The Commissioner, who gave this reassurance while receiving the report from Euro Feasibility Study on the project, said the state government remains committed at achieving the project, as all concerned parties in its implementation were on ground. Oyeleye, in ...

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Global CSOs rally to defend AREI from France-led ‘hijack’

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Over 100 international civil society groups on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Bonn, Germany launched a statement in solidarity with their African counterparts who are concerned about the role of France and the European Commission in undermining the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). The statement asserts that France and the European Commission abused their position as donors to rush through the endorsement of 19 ...

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UN evaluates benefits, challenges of green energy revolution

Renewable Energy  UN evaluates benefits, challenges of green energy revolution Renewable Energy e1494715371218

A recent United Nations (UN) report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use, and could reduce 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million tonnes of particulates a year. “We are on the right track. We know that cleaning up the air we breathe gives rise to huge ...

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All new energy systems will be renewables-based, new platform specifies

Nick Nuttall  All new energy systems will be renewables-based, new platform specifies Nick Nuttall e1494265447737

Representatives of major organisations on Monday, May 8, 2017 launched the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform, an event that coincided with the start of the UN Climate Change Conference (SB46) in Bonn, Germany. Speaking on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Spokesperson, Nick Nuttall, says that the Platform’s work will ...

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China, India lead global renewable energy transition

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To reach the Paris Agreement climate goal, and stay under 2°C warming, emissions will need to peak in the coming years and be reduced to zero by 2050. China, India and the US play a key role in achieving this target as they emit over 50% of the global CO2emissions and are by far the largest markets for renewable energies. ...

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Report identifies Philippines’ renewable energy potential

Alfonso-Cusi  Report identifies Philippines’ renewable energy potential Alfonso Cusi

Renewable energy sector policy making and institutional evolution can support maintaining Philippines’ development momentum and allow it to achieve energy independence, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Titled “Renewables Readiness Assessment: Philippines”, the report identifies issues that the country needs to resolve to unlock the full potential of its renewable energy resources. “Like many ...

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Experts list benefits of industrial energy efficiency

Dialogue-Bonn  Experts list benefits of industrial energy efficiency Dialogue

Boosting energy efficiency is a key part of climate action, but it also brings significant co-benefits. That was a clear message from the discussions at the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee’s thematic dialogue on industrial energy efficiency, held during its 14th meeting in Bonn, Germany. At the dialogue, experts from around the world discussed how to boost and scale up industrial energy efficiency in developing ...

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Women activists reject EU’s interference in Africa energy scheme

Titilope-Akosa  Women activists reject EU’s interference in Africa energy scheme Titilope Akosa

African women civil society operatives have rejected the European Union’s “unnecessary meddling” in the Africa’s Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). In a statement made available to EnviroNews on Saturday, April 8 2017, the activists expressed concern at “the manner in which some European countries, France in particular, influenced some African leaders to hastily approve projects without having a transparent process with ...

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