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Ogun restates commitment to waste-to-energy scheme

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’

Seyni Nafo

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

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

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

wind power

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

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

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

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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Renewable power capacity surges amid falling costs

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As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017” finds that ...

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African CSOs to Europe: Don’t hijack our renewable energy

Mithika Mwenda

Almost 200 African civil society organisations on Thursday, April 6, 2017 condemn what they perceive as European manipulation and compromising of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), a transformative, Africa-owned and Africa-led inclusive effort to accelerate and scale up the harnessing of the continent’s huge renewable energy potential. Tensions appear to have erupted over the actions of France and the ...

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