Archive For October 31, 2016

Nigeria Needs 40,000 MW Of Electricity Meet Industrial Demand

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Nigeria Needs 40,000 MW Of Electricity Meet Industrial Demand

October 31, 2016 by Editor Originally published on News Herald Indications have emerged that Nigeria would require about 40,000 megawatts of electric power to satisfy its industrial, as against its installed generation capacity of about 12,000 megawatts. About 3,500 megawatts of the installed generation capacity, information gathered revealed, are supplied by gas-fired plants and hydro…

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Groups seek zero tariffs on renewable energy products 

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Groups seek zero tariffs on renewable energy products 

October 31, 2016 by Chinedum Uwaegbulam  Originally published on The Guardian Following the dearth of funding from the Nigerian government and donor agencies for research into alternative energy sources, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have urged the government to grant zero tariffs on renewable energy products for greater energy access in the…

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West Africa opens clean energy competition

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West Africa opens clean energy competition

October 31, 2016 by Editor Originally published on ESI Africa The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) launches its third annual West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF-3) business competition. PFAN is a multilateral public private partnership, initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The institution has…

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Nigeria to Drive West Africa’s Green Energy Bond

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Nigeria to Drive West Africa’s Green Energy Bond

October 25, 2016 by Chineme Okafor Originally published on This Day Nigeria has accepted to lead West African countries in their plan to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and subsequently access the green bonds attached to the agreement, the President of Sustainable Energy Practitioners Association of Nigeria (SEPAN), Dr. Chidi Onuoha has said. Onuoha…

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Non-fossil fuel: Will Nigeria reap from potentials of Jatropha?

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Non-fossil fuel: Will Nigeria reap from potentials of Jatropha?

October 26, 2016 by Chidimma C. Okeke Originally published on Daily Trust Nigeria stands a chance to grow alternative non-fossil fuel from the Jatropha plant, an evergreen tree considered environmentally friendly. Although Jatropha has been well established in the energy circle since the beginning of the year 2000 as an oil crop for biodiesel production…

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Natural gas as alternative vehicular fuel

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Natural gas as alternative vehicular fuel

October 25, 2016 by Adeyinka Aderibigbe Originally published on The Nation With trillions of cubic metres of natural gas, the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as viable fuel in Nigeria can be explored, if everything is put in place to promote the distribution of the white fuel across the country, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE With…

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ABU to generate 1.2MW electricity from farm produce, faeces

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ABU to generate 1.2MW electricity from farm produce, faeces

October 24, 2016 by Isa Sa’idu Originally published on Daily Trust The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, in collaboration with a Hungarian company, has concluded arrangements to generate power from farm produce and human waste. Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Ibrahim Garba said during the ground breaking ceremony of the project at the institution’s…

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Vergnet issues profit warning

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Vergnet issues profit warning

October 24, 2016 by Mariyana Yaneva Originally published on See News Renewable French renewable energy producer Vergnet (EPA:ALVER) today warned that it would not meet its profitability targets for 2016. The company said its solar power project in Osun, south-western Nigeria, will be delayed and income from it will be booked in the first quarter…

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After a Decade, will the Katsina Wind Energy Project finally be completed?

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After a Decade, will the Katsina Wind Energy Project finally be completed?

October 22, 2016 by Koye Alaba A CleantechNaija Original Feature Last week the Federal Government announced the approval of a contract for the completion of the 10 MW abandoned wind power project in Katsina State. The completion is said to be in line with the government’s effort to introduce renewable energy into Nigeria’s energy mix….

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FG pledges commitment as consortium floats initiative to power 10m MSME

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FG pledges commitment as consortium floats initiative to power 10m MSME

October 21, 2016 by Kingsley Jeremiah Originally published on Guardian SMEAs consortium of energy companies recently unveiled plans to power 10 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with solar energy, just as the Federal Government through the Ministry of State, Industry, Trade and Investment reinstated its commitment to providing strategic action plans for the diversification…

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