Archive For The “Energy Efficiency” Category

Reps to probe $200 million renewable ‎energy for north-east

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Reps to probe $200 million renewable ‎energy for north-east

June 1 2017 by Jacob Segun Olatunji and Kolawole Daniel Speaker of the House, Hon Yakubu Dogara ‎The House of Representatives on Wednesday mandated ‎its Committee on Environment and Habitat to investigate the $200 Million Clean Technology Fund meant for Solar Energy Development in the North-East Zone. The House committee was also directed to interface…

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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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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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Agreements signed for two solar plants in Nigeria

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Agreements signed for two solar plants in Nigeria

April 27, 2017 by Editor Originally published on Your Renewable news Government-backed wholesaler Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) has signed put call options agreements with two renewable energy developers for solar projects with collective capacity of 120 MW. NBET signed the agreement with Afrinergia Power, a Nigerian renewables developer for the construction of a 50-MW…

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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

April 27, 2017 By Danielle Ola Originally published 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. The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is backing the development of a 100MW solar plant in Kano State,…

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Firm to boost solar power generation with N715b

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Firm to boost solar power generation with N715b

March 26th, 2017 by Editor Originally published on The Nation SOLA Nigeria has set machinery in motion to boost solar power energy generation across the country with 13million pounds (about N715b), The Nation has gathered. The fund is to help reputable companies involved in the production of solar energy in Nigeria. Giving this hint at…

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UNIILORIN and US firm to build $1.5bn solar energy plant

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UNIILORIN and US firm to build $1.5bn solar energy plant

March 28th, 2017 by Editor Originally published on Naij -The $1.5billion solar power plant is said to be largest of its kind in Africa – UniIlorin VC Abdul -Ganiyu Ambali said the university is working with the American company to build the plant to tackle Nigeria’s power problems -The project is set to be completed…

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FG to power 9 universities with solar energy

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FG to power 9 universities with solar energy

March 10, 2017 by Ademola Adegbite- Originally published on Tribune The Federal Government on Thursday stated that it would power nine tertiary institutions with solar energy in line with the Nigeria’s nationally intended contributions to the reduction of carbon emissions in line with global best practices. Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Usman Jibril,…

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to-the-point: Azuri secures USD-5m loan for pay-as-you-go solar

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to-the-point: Azuri secures USD-5m loan for pay-as-you-go solar

February 16, 2016 by katheriin Originally published on Renewable now UK-based Azuri Technologies Ltd on Wednesday said it has agreed a USD-5-million (EUR 4.7m) financing facility with Standard Chartered Bank that will enable the manufacture of its PayGo solar home systems for deployment in sub-Saharan Africa. “As the PayGo industry matures, access to innovative debt finance…

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