Archive For The “Clean Energy” Category

NCF seeks clean energy awareness for secondary school students

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NCF seeks clean energy awareness for secondary school students

June 1 2017 By Victor Gbonegun Originally published on Guardian   NCF Director General, Adeniyi Karunwi made the submission at the 2017 Grand finale of energy week organised by the Foundation in partnership with Skangix Development Limited for 31 private and public schools within the Lagos State Education Board District III. To protect the environment…

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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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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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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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Nigeria: Abiba solar to boost national grid

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Nigeria: Abiba solar to boost national grid

April 24, 2017 by Editor Originally published on Esi Africa Access Power’s subsidiary, Access Quaint Solar Nigeria Ltd, has secured a convertible loan agreement worth $1.25 million for the development of the Abiba solar project in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The project will include a ground-mounted 50MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on a 150 ha site…

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Bizman Seeks Legislation On Solar Energy

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Bizman Seeks Legislation On Solar Energy

April 17, 2017 by Editor Originally published on The Tide A business consultant, Mr Cliff Odoh, has advocated for a legislation that would require new building plans to have solar energy components before being officially approved. Odoh who is the Managing Director, Odosson Solar Company, said by making such demand, the slow development of solar…

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