Archive For July 31, 2016

Shell reduces gas flare by 85% in 2015

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Shell reduces gas flare by 85% in 2015

July 31, 2016  by Olusola Bello Originally published on Business Day Online. Flaring volume of gas from Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) joint-venture facilities in Nigeria was reduced by 85 percent between 2002 and 2015. The company is the largest producer of crude oil in Nigeria with it operational tentacles spread across the Niger-Delta region….

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Sugar industry can generate 400MW of electricity for Nigeria – NSDC

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Sugar industry can generate 400MW of electricity for Nigeria – NSDC

July 31, 2016 by Francis Iloani Arinze and Oluwafemi David Originally published on Daily Trust. Mr Samuel Kwabe is the acting executive secretary of the Nigerian Sugar Development Council (NSDC). In this interview he said the sugar industry is playing a key role in President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts at diversifying the economy. He also revealed…

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World Bank grants Akwa Ibom $2m to mitigate climate change impact

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World Bank grants Akwa Ibom $2m to mitigate climate change impact

July 28, 2016  by Editor Originally published on Business Day. World Bank has announced a grant of $2 million to Akwa Ibom State in support of programmes initiated by the state to mitigate impact of climate change and ensure the usage of clean energy. An official of the bank, Amos Abu, made the announcement at…

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Nigeria And Africa’s Agenda For COP 22

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Nigeria And Africa’s Agenda For COP 22

July 26, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Leadership. Last week in major cities in Morocco, a number of conferences, workshops, group visitations were organised by the kingdom ahead of the 22nd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) scheduled to hold in Marrakech, a tourism hub in the country in November. While…

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FG to Energise Rural Areas With Small Hydro Plants

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FG to Energise Rural Areas With Small Hydro Plants

July 26, 2016 by Simon Echewofun Sunday Originally published on Daily Trust. The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has inaugurated a committee to brainstorm on how to generate electricity from eight small hydro plants in Nigeria. The plants selected include Tiga, Challawa dams in Kano State, Omi-Kampe in Kogi, and Jibiya zone dams…

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Precision farming – the way to go for Africa

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Precision farming – the way to go for Africa

July 25, 2016 by Magreth Nunuhe Originally published on Southern Times. Windhoek – It is not wise and sustainable to continue practising conventional agricultural methods, such as ploughing and loosening the soil before planting as it puts stress on land resources and is worsened by effects of climate change, says global agricultural experts who convened…

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Nigeria inches towards sustainable energy for all agenda

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Nigeria inches towards sustainable energy for all agenda

July 25, 2016 by Chinedum Uwaegbulam Originally published on The Guardian. Following the epileptic power supply to many Nigerian homes, the Federal Government is considering the establishment of clean coal plant to increase power generation in the country. The plan is part of Sustainable Energy for ALL (SE4ALL) Action Agenda for Nigeria, with objectives of…

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FG seeks collaboration with Iran on nuclear power, others

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FG seeks collaboration with Iran on nuclear power, others

July 25, 2016 by NAN Originally published on Business Day. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, has called on the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran to invest in power and agriculture sectors. Abubakar made the call when Morteza Zarchi, the Ambassador of Iran in Nigeria, paid her a courtesy…

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Ecobank Lends Support to Sustainability Initiatives

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Ecobank Lends Support to Sustainability Initiatives

July 22, 2016 by Nume Ekeghe Originally published on This Day. The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie, has restated the bank’s commitment to support initiatives that promote the protection and preservation of natural environment. Speaking at the Lagos State 2016 Tree Planting event in Lagos recently, Kie, who was represented by Company Secretary/Chief Legal Counsel,…

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Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson to deliver 250 MW of Nigerian solar power

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Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson to deliver 250 MW of Nigerian solar power

July 20, 2016 by Ian Clover Originally published on PV Magazine. The developer will complete 250 MW of solar capacity in Nigeria over the next two-to-three years having been selected as part of a recent push to get 975 MW online. The recent signing of 975 MW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) by Nigerian Bulk…

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