Alternative Energy

Accelerating processes for energy efficiency, conservation

Nov 26, 2013

As a way to mitigate climate change’s effects and ensure sustainable development, various stakeholders who gathered in Abuja at the weekend during the 3rd National Energy Efficiency Summit have called for a coordinated policy and action plan among government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in order to promote energy efficiency best practices among Nigerians. The…

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‘Coal can generate 4000mw to national grid’

Nov 22, 2013

President of the Nigerian Committee on Large Dams (NICOLD) Engr. Imo Ekpo, has said coal can generate additional 4000 megawatts of electricity to the national grid when harnessed. Speaking at the 40th anniversary workshop and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NICOLD in Abuja, yesterday, Ekpo harped on the need to expedite the coal-to-power initiative of…

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NNPC worries over preference of wood over gas

Nov 22, 2013

Group Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Engr Bayo Ibirogba, has expressed fear over the preference and continuous use of firewood over gas for cooking. This, he said, has contributed to the high level of deaths among exposed adults, adding that if not properly checked, the situation will…

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Governor seeks credible investors for coal blocks

Nov 22, 2013

The Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, has urged the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) to ensure that the investors bidding for the remaining four coal blocks of the Nigerian Coal Corporation (NCC) have the requisite technical and financial wherewithal to operate the facilities. Chime made this known in Enugu on Wednesday, at the official…

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Diversify coal industry, Nigeria, others told

Nov 21, 2013

Nigeria and other member countries of the United Nations (UN) have been urged to radically transform and diversify the coal industry in their respective nations, to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The call was made by the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, at a meeting…

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Experts canvas solar energy to combat climate change

Nov 20, 2013

Stakeholders in the energy sector have advocated the deployment of a well coordinated solar energy programme in the country to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change globally. This was the focus of the 2013 National Solar Energy Forum (NASEF) jointly organised by the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (SESN) and the National Centre for…

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Jebba generation capacity rises to 450mw

Nov 19, 2013

The capacity of Jebba Power Plant recently taken over by Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited at the weekend moved from 380 megawatts to 450 megawatts. The Hydro Electric Company formerly of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) is currently running five units out if its installed capacity of six units. Another unit was added last…

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Addressing abuse of radioactive materials by oil firms

Nov 19, 2013

As Nigeria looks towards the use of nuclear technology, including generation of electricity from nuclear power plants, there is need to ensure nuclear safety and radiological protection regulations that comply with international obligations. The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA), Dr Martin Ogharandukun, recently stressed on the need to have a…

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‘Biomass fuels second highest killer of Nigerians’

Nov 15, 2013

Biomass fuels-related deaths are only second to those caused by malaria, an expert has said. Senior Gender Adviser, Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NAIF), Hajia Amina Salihu, disclosed this at a workshop organised by NAIF and the Better Life Programme for African Rural Women (BLPARW) on clean cooking in Abuja. Hajia Salihu said inhaling smoke from…

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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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