Archive For September 30, 2016

Government plans 45,101MW electricity generation by 2030

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Government plans 45,101MW electricity generation by 2030

September 30, 2016 by Roseline Okere Originally published on Guardian. The Federal Government has unveiled a sustainable energy for All- Agenda (SE4ALL-AA) that would increase Nigeria’s power generation the present 3,000 Mega Watts (MW) to 45,101MW by 2030. Government planned to achieve this target gradually from the present 3,121MW from fossil fuel to 18,200MW by…

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BOI, UNDP sign pact to provide solar power to more communities

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BOI, UNDP sign pact to provide solar power to more communities

September 29, 2016 by Francis Iloani Originally published on Daily Trust. The Bank of Industry (BOI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a partnership agreement to provide more communities across Nigeria with solar power. The partnership is for the second round of solar power provision for rural communities across the country between…

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Buhari Signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change

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Buhari Signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change

September 23 by Tobi Soniyi Originally published on This Day. President Muhammadu Buhari has said his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi…

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Obama’s Africa Power Plan Falls Short in Nigeria, others

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Obama’s Africa Power Plan Falls Short in Nigeria, others

September 21, 2016 by Toluse Olorunnipa and Tope Alake Originally published on Bloomberg. President Barack Obama’s signature initiative for Africa — a $9.7 billion plan to double electricity access in the world’s poorest continent — has fallen well short of its goals, so far producing less than 5 percent of the new power generation it promised….

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Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

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Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

September 22, 2016 by IRENA Press Release Falling technology costs make solar PV one of the cheapest ways to meet power needs and increase energy access on the continent The business case for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa is stronger than ever thanks to rapidly declining technology costs, according to a new report released today…

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AUN students build solar ovens

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AUN students build solar ovens

September 22, 2016 by Ebele Orakpo Originally published on Vanguard. These days when the in -thing is to go green and avoid contact with harmful chemicals as much as possible, some students of Yola, Adamawa State-based American University of Nigeria have devised a wood and electricity-free oven for rural dwellers who depend solely on firewood…

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More than $1 billion in Power Africa commitments finalized: USAID chief

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More than $1 billion in Power Africa commitments finalized: USAID chief

September 21, 2016 by Lesley Wroughton, Robert Birsel Originally published on Reuters. More than $1 billion in debt and financing commitments from U.S. agencies and private investors is set to be announced on Wednesday for U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature Africa energy initiative, Power Africa, a top USAID official said. The latest deals were finalized around…

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IFC, DFID partner to boost solar investment in Nigeria

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IFC, DFID partner to boost solar investment in Nigeria

September 20, 2016, by Editor Originally published on Financial Nigeria. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have launched a new partnership to facilitate the deployment of off-grid and embedded solar systems in Nigeria, according to a statement released on Tuesday. The IFC/DFID partnership comes after the Nigerian Bulk…

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COP 21: WHERE LIES AFRICA’S PRIORITIES?

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COP 21: WHERE LIES AFRICA’S PRIORITIES?

September 20, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Nigerian Tribune. Climate change poses complex challenges for Africa, and as such, addressing climate change issues has become central to the continent’s development agenda. The realisation of a need for an international political response to climate change started more than a decade ago with the ‘Rio Earth…

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Nigeria hosts W/Africa meet on power supply

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Nigeria hosts W/Africa meet on power supply

September 19, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Daily Trust. Representatives of West African countries will next week converge in Lagos to design a workable blueprint for steady power supply in the sub-region. Mr Oti Ukpai, Chief Executive Officer of Flintpostures, the organiser of the meeting, said this in Lagos at a Roundtable with journalists…

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