Alternative Energy

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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FG to partner Total on rural electrification

Apr 9, 2014

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has assured Total Group of government’s readiness to make electricity affordable to Nigerians in rural areas. Nebo, who gave the assurance at the weekend while receiving in audience a delegation from Total Nigeria, said the pilot scheme of the Operation Light-up Rural Nigeria (OLRN) initiated by government provided…

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FG receives reports Of Gurara, Kafin Zaki dam projects

Apr 7, 2014

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Friday received the progress reports on the Gurara Phase I and Kafin Zaki Dam Project from the Ministries of Power and Water Resources. This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Umar Sani, the Vice President’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicit, in Abuja. It said the vice…

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Environmental, health scare over revival of Nigeria’s coal mines

Apr 3, 2014

Plans by the Nigerian government to revive the coal industry as an alternative means of power generation has been viewed as a venture that could come with dire consequences for the climate. This is because coal power plants have been identified as major source of greenhouse gas emissions linked to the fast erosion of the…

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National policy on renewable energy at advanced stage – Wakil

Apr 3, 2014

The proposed national policy on renewable energy has reached advanced stage and will soon undergo review by stakeholders before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) ratification, Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, has said. The minister stated this in Abuja while receiving in audience, the European Union delegation, led by Amb Michel Arrion, where he…

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Industrialists, stakeholders demand policy on renewable energy

Apr 2, 2014

Industrial sector stakeholders have appealed to the government to put in place policies that will support and promote renewable energy and its consumption among Nigerians. They said without regulation and law, renewable energy may not work well for the country. They made this request during the weekend in Lagos at a leadership workshop on Alternative…

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Nigerian dams are underutilised, says Nebo

Apr 2, 2014

The Federal Government, on Tuesday lamented that the hydro power potentials of several dams in the country are yet to be fully exploited for power generation. Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo said in Abuja while receiving the Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Li Yon, that government is looking for collaboration with…

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Schneider Electric supports ‘Go Green’ initiative

Apr 2, 2014

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has unveiled the 100 teams that qualified for the semi-finals of the Go Green in the City global student challenge. In the first year of Africa’s participation in the global competition, three teams emerged from Nigeria and 10 teams emerged from the continent. This year, over 12,000…

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Nigeria intensifies arrangements for nuclear power development

Apr 1, 2014

Nigeria is stepping up preparations for effective regulation of its planned nuclear power generation from nuclear sources. The country’s first nuclear power generation unit is expected to provide about 1200 megawatts (MW) and it is originally scheduled to come on stream in 2020.  It was also projected that Nuclear technology would contribute at least 4,000MW…

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