Alternative Energy

Nigeria, China to partner on hydro-power generation

Jul 23, 2013

The federal government and its Chinese counterpart have commenced a joint partnership move aimed at developing Nigeria’s hydro-electrical sub sector, as part of the administration’s steps towards revamping the power sector. The two countries were represented in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) by Nigerian conglomerate, AMA Investment and Infrastructure Holdings and…

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Lagos commences power generation from organic waste

Jul 19, 2013

The Lagos State Government has said its waste-to-energy project had started generating electricity, which it said was currently being run at a demonstration centre in Ikosi market, Ketu area of the state. The state government also said the bigger waste-to-energy project located at Olusosun land-filled site was being currently capped to trap methane, which it…

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Philips brings lighting, solar solution to Nigeria

Jul 18, 2013

As part of efforts aimed at expanding its business in Africa with innovations that address local needs, Royal Philips has introduced its led lighting and solar solutions to the Nigerian market. The Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Philips Africa, Mr.  JJ van Dongen,  said the solar-powered led street  and area lighting solutions offered …

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FG to generate 4,000MW electricity from coal

Jul 8, 2013

To address the country’s epileptic power supply situation, the Federal Government has announced plans to generate additional 4,000 megawatts of electricity from coal. This, according to the government, will augment the country’s power generation, which currently is a little above 4,000MW. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, disclosed this in Abuja while inaugurating an…

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New EU support for renewable energy policy in Nigeria

Jul 5, 2013

Yesterday, the European Commission announced €27 million of financial support to help improve the renewable energy policy in Nigeria. Currently, a large part of the Nigerian population lacks access to energy or relies on polluting fuels such as fuel wood and charcoal with severe consequences for health and the environment. The newly launched Energising Access…

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Scientists advance search for greener energy

Jun 27, 2013

Scientists have recorded four major recent breakthroughs in the search for greener and cleaner energy with the development of a highly effective method for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into methanol; an “artificial leaf” that mimics a real leaf’s chemical magic with photosynthesis- but instead converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol…

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‘Funding hinders development of renewable energy’ – BOI/UNDP

Jun 18, 2013

Promoters of the Bank of Industry/United Nation’s Development Programme’s Access to Renewable Energy, AtRE, project, have cited lack of finance and funding as the major factor hindering the development of renewable energy in Nigeria. Speaking at a Bank of Industry, BOI, Forum in Lagos, Mr. Lawal Gada, Renewable Energy Manager/Acting Project Manager, BOI/UNDP AtRE Project,…

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Nigeria to leverage on Turkish expertise for new energy mix strategy – Nebo

Jun 17, 2013

The Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo, has said that Nigeria in its quest for new energy mix strategy would leverage on Turkish expertise in Thermal and Hydro power sources. The minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Amb Dr. Godknows Igali, said that Nigeria offers the best environment for business…

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FG declares importation of mining equipment duty free

Jun 12, 2013

Importation of equipment for mining of mineral deposits in the country is now duty free, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Musa Sada, has said. Sada said this at the Ministerial Platform, which featured his ministry in Abuja on Tuesday. He said it was one of the steps the Federal Government had taken…

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EIA estimates 345bn barrels of shale oil worldwide

Jun 11, 2013

The US Energy Administration, EIA, has issued its first estimate of technically recoverable shale and tight oil worldwide, a sum of 345 billion barrels. The agency also upped its projection of shale gas reserves to 7299 Trillion cubic feet, up 10% from 2011. The report covered 41 countries, 95 basins and 137 formations. The last…

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