Posts Tagged “Nigeria”

EU funding large-scale solar projects in Benin, Niger, Nigeria and Chad

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EU funding large-scale solar projects in Benin, Niger, Nigeria and Chad

March 07, 2017 by Danielle Ola Originally published on PV Tech Last week the EU’s Africa Renewable Energy Initiative announced 14 new renewable energy projects across the continent, representing 1.7GW, with a total potential investment of almost €4 billion (US$4.2 billion). “With these 14 new projects, potentially worth up to €4 billion of investments, the…

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Why Nigeria should begin to look beyond Oil and embrace Green Growth

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Why Nigeria should begin to look beyond Oil and embrace Green Growth

January 15, 2017 by Koye Alaba A CleantechNaija Original Feature As Africa’s largest oil producer, Nigeria’s economy is overwhelmingly dependent on oil, which accounts for 81% of government revenue and more than 97% of export earnings. However, as the world is moving gradually towards low-carbon energy, it is high time Nigeria began to prepare for…

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How Nigeria can transit to green economy – experts

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How Nigeria can transit to green economy – experts

November 7, 2016 by Idris Ayodele-Bello Originally published on Today For Nigeria to successfully transit to a green economy, there is need for the enforcement of existing legislations on sustainable environment. Stakeholders, who spoke at the workshop in Lagos organized by Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

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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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GreenWish Plans to Build 100 MW Solar Energy Plant in Northern Nigeria

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GreenWish Plans to Build 100 MW Solar Energy Plant in Northern Nigeria

October 20, 2016 by Olivier Monnier Originally published on Naija247 GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based investment company focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, plans to build two solar plants in northern Nigeria with a total capacity of 100 megawatts. The construction of the two 50 megawatts facilities will start next year and is expected to…

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Buhari woos Germany to invest in renewable energy sector

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Buhari woos Germany to invest in renewable energy sector

October 19,  2016 by Geoffrey Onyeama Originally published on Guardian. The German Government has pledged to increase its investment in Nigeria, especially in renewable energy and other non-oil sector. The German also pledged to help Nigeria address the challenges of urbanisation. Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said this on Wednesday in Abuja at a press conference…

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SAB Miller invests in ‘pioneering’ solar PV integrated roofing at Nigeria brewery

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SAB Miller invests in ‘pioneering’ solar PV integrated roofing at Nigeria brewery

October 4, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Business Green. Global drinks giant SAB Miller has reached an agreement with a UK manufacturer to install “pioneering” solar integrated roofing at one of its breweries in Nigeria. Announced yesterday, the deal with specialist integrated solar roof manufacturer BIPVco Ltd will see a pilot 2kWp ‘built-in’ photovoltaic…

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Obama’s Africa Power Plan Falls Short in Nigeria, others

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Obama’s Africa Power Plan Falls Short in Nigeria, others

September 21, 2016 by Toluse Olorunnipa and Tope Alake Originally published on Bloomberg. President Barack Obama’s signature initiative for Africa — a $9.7 billion plan to double electricity access in the world’s poorest continent — has fallen well short of its goals, so far producing less than 5 percent of the new power generation it promised….

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IFC, DFID partner to boost solar investment in Nigeria

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IFC, DFID partner to boost solar investment in Nigeria

September 20, 2016, by Editor Originally published on Financial Nigeria. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have launched a new partnership to facilitate the deployment of off-grid and embedded solar systems in Nigeria, according to a statement released on Tuesday. The IFC/DFID partnership comes after the Nigerian Bulk…

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