Reps poised to counter power, mineral exploration issues – Gbajabiamila

Jan 4, 2016

The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said the legislature is poised to address major challenges in the power and solid mineral sectors, Leadership reports. Gbajabiamila said the Energy Commission (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to provide for the establishment of a solar energy development and utilization fund as a way of…

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Egbin looks to invest in renewable energy opportunities in Katsina, others

Dec 31, 2015

Egbin Power Company has said that it is planning to explore opportunities in renewable energy sources in Katsina, Adamawa, Borno  and other states in the Northeastern and Northcentral parts of the country in line with the Federal Government’s goal of boosting power supply through 33,000 gigawatts (Gw) of electricity from renewable energy sources, The Nation…

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FG to begin revamping of Enugu coal next year – APC SE Chapter

Dec 31, 2015

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South-East geopolitical zone chapter, yesterday, said that the Federal Government has concluded plans by 2016, to commence the process that will culminate in the revamping of the moribund coal industry in Enugu State, Vanguard reports. It said the action will boost electricity generation through coal fired power plants and provide…

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FG targets 13GW of electricity from solar

Dec 26, 2015

The Federal Government has announced plans to develop about 13,000 megawatts (13 gigawatts) of off-grid electricity from solar energy. It stated that it was also working to diversify the country’s energy mix, stressing that particular emphasis was on renewable energy and efficient gas power, The Punch reports. The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, disclosed this…

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FG to review all mining licences by March 1

Dec 24, 2015

The mining ministry said on Monday that the Federal Government is to review all its mining licences as it wants to overhaul a largely unproductive sector dominated by artisan miners, Reuters reports. To make a sector which is 80% dominated by artisan miners more efficient, mining minister Kayode Fayemi said all licences would be reviewed by…

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Experts proffer solar solution for Nigeria’s power challenge

Dec 17, 2015

A gathering of solar energy experts, recently, reviewed the energy situation in Nigeria and the consensus was that policy makers and the citizenry must immediately adopt solar as the primary source of power in the country, The Guardian reports. Leading the discussions, the Chief Executive Officer of Cloud Energy, Theophilus Nweke, argued that the geo-thermal…

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Africa Renewable Energy Initiative gets $10bn from G7 nations – Adesina

Dec 15, 2015

The President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative has already received 10 billion US dollars in support from G7-countries, NAN reports. Adesina said; “In the last two weeks, we have worked hard and we (AfDB) have launched what is called the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative. That Africa Renewable Energy Initiative…

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Minister of Water decries poor use of hydropower for generation

Dec 15, 2015

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu yesterday said that the water sector has the hydro potential to contribute 12,220 megawatts of electricity to the national grid, The Guardian reports. Adamu expressed regrets that currently, only a paltry 1,730mw of hydropower potential has been developed from the three dams at Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro, asserting…

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Shell, Akon unveil Africa’s first player & solar powered football pitch in Lagos

Dec 12, 2015

Global music star Akon joined Shell to shine a light on the power of innovative options for access to smarter energy by unveiling Africa’s first human and solar powered football pitch at the Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos. The new pitch is the latest initiative from Shell’s #makethefuture programme, which puts bright energy ideas…

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Renewable solutions will underdevelop Africa – Cross River Gov

Dec 11, 2015

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that the application of renewable energy solutions as a measure to minimize climate change challenges is anti-African, Vanguard reports. Speaking to journalists at the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Paris, Governor Ayade said that applying renewable energy as a solution mitigating the effect of climate change…

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