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Nigeria to issue first green bond in next few weeks: officials

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Nigeria to issue first green bond in next few weeks: officials

June 1 2017 by Reuters Originally published on CNBC AFRICA Nigeria plans to launch its delayed “green” bond – the first for an emerging market country – within a few weeks, the country’s former environment minister said. Amina Mohammed, now deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation proceeds from the sovereign…

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InfraCo Africa to co-finance 50-MW solar project in Nigeria

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InfraCo Africa to co-finance 50-MW solar project in Nigeria

April 24, 2017 by Editor Originally published on Renewables Now InfraCo Africa will contribute USD 1.65 million (EUR 1.5m) to the financing of the 50-MWp Abiba Solar project in Nigeria, which is developed by Access Power and EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE). InfraCo Africa, a company that mobilises private sector participation and investment, said last…

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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

February 21, 2017 by Michelle Faul, Associated Press Originally published on PennEnergy In this photo taken on Monday Feb. 20, 2017, Esther Peter, a plantain and onion vendor, plies her wares by lantern light in Lagos, Nigeria. In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours, Dutch company Lumos offer enough solar…

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Lagos plans to generate electricity from garbage

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Lagos plans to generate electricity from garbage

December 17, 2016 By Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Originally published on Punch The Lagos State Government has proposed a new model in its approach to environmental waste management. According to the state government, Olusosun, a popular landfill that has been a dumping ground for years, will soon become a model for the urban renewal and waste to…

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Nigeria, China Exim Bank reach $1.3bn power plant deal

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Nigeria, China Exim Bank reach $1.3bn power plant deal

December 15, 2016 By Editor Originally published on Punch The Federal Government, in partnership with the China Exim Bank, will spend about $1.3bn on the construction of a 700 megawatt-capacity Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant Project. The Vice President, Power China Internationale Group Ltd., Mr Tian Haihua, on Thursday in Zungeru said that the project, when…

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Cold Hub introduces solar-powered storage facility to empower Nigerian entrepreneurs

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Cold Hub introduces solar-powered storage facility to empower Nigerian entrepreneurs

November 17, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Vanguard To ensure a greater part of the country’s farm yield does not get wasted due to challenges emanating from either erratic power supply or storage facilities reliant on power, Nigerian Cold Hub company has developed a solar-powered food storage design, Cold Hub, to empower small, medium…

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Nigerias N36 billion Green Bond

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Nigerias N36 billion Green Bond

November 15, 2016 by Chika Okeke Originally published on Leadership News The Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed has disclosed that Nigerias N36 billion Green Bond would attract about 19 projects in the Environment, Agriculture and Power Sectors as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Green bonds have the capacity to provide low carbon and…

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Dulas Provide Solar Refrigerators in West Africa

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Dulas Provide Solar Refrigerators in West Africa

November 8, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Alternative Energy Dulas, a solar refrigeration manufacturer and renewable energy specialist, was awarded a contract to supply a combined total of 345 VC200 Solar Direct Drive fridges, used to safely store vaccines, to agencies working in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Yemen. The company is partnered with a…

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Dulas Provide Solar Refrigerators in West Africa

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Dulas Provide Solar Refrigerators in West Africa

November 8, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Alternative Energy Dulas, a solar refrigeration manufacturer and renewable energy specialist, was awarded a contract to supply a combined total of 345 VC200 Solar Direct Drive fridges, used to safely store vaccines, to agencies working in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Yemen. The company is partnered with a…

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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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