Alternative Energy

FG flags off special electricity project for rural communities

Nov 14, 2013

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, today flagged off electricity project which is solar powered in a rural community called Durunmi, fifteen kilometers away from Maitama, in Mpape, Bwari-Area council of the FCT. The deputy director of Press in the ministry of power Mr. Timothy Oyedeji, in a statement said the project tagged “Operation…

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Kafin Zaki dam to generate 15MW of hydroelectric power

Nov 14, 2013

Vice President, Mohammed Namadi Sambo has assured stakeholders on the construction of the proposed Kafin Zaki dam by the federal government. Speaking at the project site in Bauchi state, Sambo said the move would break the jinx of over three decades which successive administrations in the state had tried to surmount. “In line with Mr.…

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German bank offers N6.3 billion loan to SMEs for renewable energy devt

Nov 13, 2013

A German development bank has offered to provide $40 million (N6.3bn) credit facility to Nigerian small and medium scale enterprises for renewable energy development. Timothy Oyedeji, Ministry of Power’s Deputy Director of Press, disclosed this in Abuja at the weekend after a meeting between the federal government and officials of Germany’s KfW development bank. Oyedeji…

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‘Impatience bane of solid minerals sector’ – Ndubuisi

Nov 12, 2013

The acting Director General, Nigeria Geological Survey Agency, NGSA, Mr. Nwegbu Ndubuisi, said the slow development in the mineral and metal sector is as a result of lack of patience. Ndubuisi in an exclusive interview with Vanguard disclosed that past administrations and the private sector had failed to show resilience and commitment to invest in…

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Investors turning away from renewable energy

Nov 8, 2013

During the past ten years the energy landscape has changed dramatically, with huge advances in both traditional fossil fuels, and also renewable energy technologies. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling practices have opened up previously un-workable deposits, offshore wells are becoming deeper and deeper, and oil exploration is even occurring in the freezing waters of the…

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Energy conservation campaign and power outages in Nigeria

Nov 6, 2013

The acute shortage of electricity generated in the country may have prompted the power efficiency and conservation initiatives by consumers in the country. However, the attitudinal disposition of electricity consumers to power efficiency still brings to the fore a question of whether it should be imposed on consumers at this critical stage of the nation’s…

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‘Biofuels helpful to farmers’

Nov 1, 2013

Production of bio-fuel from crops will boost farm produce, the Director, Africa Region Cassava Adding Value to Africa (CAVA), Dr Kola Adebayo, has said. He said apart from increasing domestic energy supply, bio-fuels production would induce many farmers to expand their acreage and provide a ready market to farmers to sell their agricultural waste to…

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Nigeria pioneers clean fuels for domestic use

Oct 31, 2013

An initiative meant to reduce dangerous smoke and gases from homes is said to be putting cash in the hands of women traders in Nigeria and Ghana. The development of clean energy or biofuel gel for cooking is also contributing to efforts to diminish climate change in West Africa. The project was pioneered by Green…

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Global investments in renewable energy hit $244b

Oct 31, 2013

Investment in renewable power and fuels, including small hydroelectric projects was $244 billion in 2012, representing a decrease of 12 per cent from the previous year’s record figure of $279 billion. This was contained in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 2013 report of renewable energy released recently. According to the report, total investment in developed…

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Working towards alternative energy in Nigeria

Oct 30, 2013

How do we generate energy that would not be harmful to the rest of the society? This is the knotty question confronting humanity at the moment. Advocates of alternative energy have maintained that on a global scale, rising energy consumption is linked to the renewed aggressive extraction of natural resources from Africa to meet increasing…

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