Archive For May 19, 2017

CREN advocates renewable energy over possible depletion of hydrocarbons

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CREN advocates renewable energy over possible depletion of hydrocarbons

May 19, 2017 By Femi Adekoya Originally published on Guardian The Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN) has advocated the deployment of renewable energy following concerns of possible depletion of the nation’s hydrocarbon resources by 2045. The Council noted that the current high demand for crude oil and gas for economic development is putting pressure…

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Hydropower Congress: ECA Calls For Policies On Renewable Energy

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Hydropower Congress: ECA Calls For Policies On Renewable Energy

May 10, 2017 By Editor Originally published on PMNews Zungeru Hydro Electricity The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has called on African leaders to develop strong policies to promote faster and more inclusive growth through hydropower and other sources of renewable energy. A statement on the commission’s website on Tuesday said that Mr Abdalla Hamdok,…

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Solar in the Spotlight

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Solar in the Spotlight

May 10, 2017 By Editor Originally Published on Proshare Erratic power supply is arguably Nigeria’s Achilles heel. As recently as May 2015, the economy was nearly brought to a halt as airlines, banks, manufacturers and telecommunications companies struggled to fuel their operations due to petroleum product shortages. In 2016, the power picture did not look…

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Energy expert tasks FG on solar for electricity

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Energy expert tasks FG on solar for electricity

May 11, 2017 By Editor Originally published on Tribune A solar technology expert, Mr Jude Abalaka says government should create the enabling environment for investments in solar energy to tackle the nation’s power deficit. Abalaka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that solar could work hand in hand with fossil…

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USTDA backs 100MW Dangote Industries solar plant in Nigeria

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USTDA backs 100MW Dangote Industries solar plant in Nigeria

May 4, 2017 By Danielle Ola Originally punlished on PV Tech The grant will be used to conduct a competitive technical feasibility study to investigate the capacity and stability of Nigeria’s grid for the 100MW plant. Source: Flickr/jbdodane The grant will be used to conduct a competitive technical feasibility study to investigate the capacity and…

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Renewables can give 10,000mw with 50% CBN funding – SEPAN

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Renewables can give 10,000mw with 50% CBN funding – SEPAN

May 2, 2017 By Simon Echewofun Originally published on Daily Trust The Sustainable Energy Practitioners Association of Nigeria (SEPAN) has said with 50 per cent of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) power fund, 10,000 megawatts (mw) will be added to the electricity grid before 2020. The president, Dr. Magnus Onuoha, who disclosed this in Abuja,…

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