Alternative Energy

Transformation Agenda, Sustainable Transportation and Alternative Fuel For Vehicles

May 11, 2014

The Nigerian economy has borne the huge burden of subsidy payments on petroleum products. Massive importation of light petroleum products (petrol, diesel, and kerosene) continues unabated because the national refineries are working sub-optimally and new ones are yet to be constructed. Recently, government announced its plan to privatize the old and mismanaged refineries, which was…

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Petroleum Minister advocates robust energy mix policy to address energy deficit in Africa

May 11, 2014

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Friday advocated a mixed basket energy policy to address the energy challenges in Africa. Alison Madueke made the call in Abuja at the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF). She said there was need for African leaders to formulate short, medium and long term policies that would enhance the…

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Skypower Energy to invest $5bn solar powered electricity project in Delta

May 8, 2014

Delta State has taken the lead in the generation of renewable energy as Canada has invested $5 billionin the state to produce 3,000 megawatts of electricity. The initiative of the state government to key into the green economy programme of the global community paid off as the federal government recently signed a Foreign Investments Protection…

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Wakil tasks JICA to partner on renewable energy

May 7, 2014

The Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, has called on Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) to increase partnership in the area of renewable energy for an improved power sector. According to a statement issued yesterday by the Ministry of Power’s Principal Information Officer, Grace Njoku, Wakil made the call when the agency led a…

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MTN partners Schneider Electrics, Nova Lumos to provide ‘mobile electricity solution’

May 5, 2014

MTN has signed tripartite agreement with Nova Lumos BV and Schneider Electric to provide alternative and affordable electricity supply called ‘Mobile Electricity Solution’. The Mobile Electricity Solution is an MTN SIM-enabled solar based system that will enable Nigerians to enjoy about 70watts of electricity. The energy generated is sufficient to power several household items including…

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‘Renewable energy solution to Nigeria’s energy crisis’ – Expert

Apr 21, 2014

For so long, the issue of epileptic electricity supply has been a source of concern for many. A number businesses and manufacturers have suffered setbacks because they do not have power to meet their demands. Many therefore make use of generators but this makes the cost of production very high. Thankfully, people are beginning to…

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Nigeria intensifies efforts on nuclear power

Apr 17, 2014

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority has commenced professional training on nuclear power for employees of the NNRA. To achieve this, the government has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency to carry out a basic professional training course on nuclear power programme for employees of the regulatory authority. According to the NNRA,…

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FG calls for investment in renewable energy

Apr 17, 2014

The Federal Government has called on foreign investors to take advantage of the abundant renewable energy resources in Nigeria by investing in it for power generation. Aside investing in renewable energy, the government also stressed the available investment opportunities in the transmission segment of Nigeria’s power sector. The Minister of State for Power, Mr. Mohammed…

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Expert canvasses use of electricity in transportation

Apr 15, 2014

Can electricity be used to boost transportation? Yes, says Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) Managing Director Dr. Dayo Mobereola who is canvassing its use in urban centres and mega cities like Lagos. Mobereola made the suggestion in a paper titled: “Harnessing electricity to grow the transportation sector,” delivered at Ehingbeti 2014, an investment and…

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SMEFUNDS Green Energy promotes clean domestic cooking

Apr 9, 2014

SMEFUNDS Green Energy has provided over 700,000 liters of cooking gel and 120,000 ethanol gel stoves in the nation. The founder of the group, Mr. Femi Oye who confirmed the development at the recent second anniversary of the group stated, “We took research straight from the laboratories in some of the best universities in the…

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