Alternative Energy

FEC approves N31.2bn for hydro electricity contract

Aug 21, 2014

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a contractual sum of N31.2 billion for the execution of a 40megawatt electricity project for Kashim Billa Dam in Taraba State. Also, an assurance was given for the early completion on the N15 billion gully erosion in the South-east. The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, dropped the hints…

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GEF-UNDP to spend N21m on renewable energy projects In Nasarawa

Aug 18, 2014

The Global Environment Facility – United Nations Development Programme (GEF-UNDP) said it would spend N21 million on the provision of sustainable energy-related projects in selected communities in Nasarawa State. The National Coordinator of GEF-UNDP, Mr Etiosa Uyigue, said this at Karu, Nasarawa State in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Uyigue told…

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Ministry of Mines launches laboratory for solid minerals

Aug 18, 2014

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) has opened the National Geosciences Research Laboratories of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) for public commercial operation to enable organisations in the sector to conduct laboratory tests locally. This was made possible through the collaborative efforts of NGSA, Cargo Defense Fund (CDF) and Nexim Bank and…

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Poor gas, power supply ground manufacturing sector as Dangote invests $250m in coal plants

Aug 15, 2014

Poor gas supply to power companies for the generation of electricity and for manufacturing concerns to fire their factories is crippling the economy, THISDAY has learnt. In the last six months, gas to power disruptions has been the concern of power and manufacturing companies, and it is estimated that manufacturing capacity plummeted, affecting employment and…

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FG commences final audit for 10mw Katsina wind project

Aug 13, 2014

The federal government has said that the technical audit for the 10 megawatts (mw) Katsina wind farm power project has begun on Monday. This was contained in a statement from Rasheed Olawale, the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of State for Power, Hon. Mohammed Wakil, yesterday. The statement came after several efforts to…

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Mines ministry revokes 600 licences

Aug 12, 2014

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development at the weekend revealed that it had revoked 600 mining licences for non-compliance with the relevant laws guiding mining operations in the country.  The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Musa Sada, made this known while receiving the presentation of the 2013 Report and Audited Accounts of…

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Fashola approves solar power for Lagos schools

Aug 11, 2014

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has approved the provision of solar power to all public schools in the state even as 134 junior and senior secondary schools won a total sum of N268 million in this year’s Governor’s Award under the Lagos Eko Project. Fashola, who announced this at the award ceremony in Ikeja,…

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FG to utilise renewable energy resources across the nation – Sambo

Aug 8, 2014

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Thursday said the Federal Government would utilise the country’s abundant renewable energy resources to enhance electricity supply across the country. A statement by his spokesman, Umar Sani, quoted the vice president as saying this while receiving a delegation from Total Nigeria Limited at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Sambo reportedly told…

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SMEFUNDS honoured for initiating sustainable and renewable devt projects

Aug 5, 2014

SMEFUNDS Green En­ergy & Biofuels has won the 2014 WJF Chuck Dell Award for initiating environ­mentally sustainable projects. A statement by the Chief Operating Officer, SMEFUNDS Mr. Kunle Odebunmi stated the company was selected based on its social impact and potential for growth. According to him the award was a competitive process that considered the…

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FG may begin work at 3050mw Mambilla Hydro Plant in October

Aug 5, 2014

The federal government may in October commence initial phase of work at the 3050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro Power plant situated in Taraba State. Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, who stated this at an inter-agency ministerial press briefing on Nigeria’s gas-to-power sector said  President Goodluck Jonathan will before the 2014 Independence Day celebration flag-off commencement…

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