Alternative Energy

‘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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There’s enough coal to generate electricity for 30 years – Nebo

Oct 30, 2013

Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo said the Federal Government is determined to develop coal as a major source of power, noting that the quantum of coal deposit in the country is large enough to provide electricity for the next 20 to 30 years. Receiving the Zuma Energy Group, led by its Chairman, Dr. Innocent Ezuma…

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‘Overuse of fuel woods is killing energy initiatives’

Oct 30, 2013

The National Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme (REP) of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Hajia Bajjihatu Abubakar, has said the overuse of fuel woods is fast killing alternative energy initiatives just as she has harped on adoption of clean cooking energy practice by Nigerian women. Bajjihatu, who spoke at this year’s Nigeria Alternative Energy Exhibition (NAEE),…

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Kainji turbine gets first turnaround maintenance in 40 years

Oct 29, 2013

The Director General of National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), Engr. Reuben Okeke, has disclosed that the power generating turbine of the Kainji Dam is currently undergoing turnaround maintenance for the first time after 40 years of its operation. Engr. Okeke who stated this while conducting energy correspondents round the facility of the first…

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