Alternative Energy

The current state of the shale industry in Europe – Rigzone

Aug 15, 2013

The UK has seen a sea change in its attitude to shale gas exploration in the space of nine months. In early December 2012, the country still had a fracking ban in place. This ban was lifted in mid-December and more recently, the government announced large tax breaks for shale gas production to encourage investment…

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BPE prepares coal mines for sale to complement power sector privatisation

Aug 14, 2013

As a complement to the ongoing privatisation of the power sector, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has initiated the process of selling the seven coal blocks currently being managed by the Nigerian Coal Corporation (NCC). The seven blocks are the outstanding from the concession of the coal mines carried out in 2007. When the…

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Quintas plans biomass power plant, targets rural dwellers

Jul 25, 2013

An indigenous renewable energy company, Quintas Renewable Energy Solutions Limited, based in Akure, Ondo State, is completing a biomass power plant in the state. The Founder/ Chief Executive Officer of the company, Dr. Omotayo Dairo,  who spoke with our correspondent over the telephone on Wednesday, said the company had almost completed a 50 kilowatts prototype…

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FG to diversify Nigeria’s energy mix, begins feasibility study of 8 coal blocks

Jul 24, 2013

As part of efforts to diversify the nation’s energy mix and ensure improved power supply, the federal government has begun feasibility studies of eight coal blocks, Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo,  has said. The minister stated this while presenting his scorecard as part of the mid-term achievement of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in Abuja…

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Nigeria, China to partner on hydro-power generation

Jul 23, 2013

The federal government and its Chinese counterpart have commenced a joint partnership move aimed at developing Nigeria’s hydro-electrical sub sector, as part of the administration’s steps towards revamping the power sector. The two countries were represented in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) by Nigerian conglomerate, AMA Investment and Infrastructure Holdings and…

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Lagos commences power generation from organic waste

Jul 19, 2013

The Lagos State Government has said its waste-to-energy project had started generating electricity, which it said was currently being run at a demonstration centre in Ikosi market, Ketu area of the state. The state government also said the bigger waste-to-energy project located at Olusosun land-filled site was being currently capped to trap methane, which it…

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Philips brings lighting, solar solution to Nigeria

Jul 18, 2013

As part of efforts aimed at expanding its business in Africa with innovations that address local needs, Royal Philips has introduced its led lighting and solar solutions to the Nigerian market. The Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Philips Africa, Mr.  JJ van Dongen,  said the solar-powered led street  and area lighting solutions offered …

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FG to generate 4,000MW electricity from coal

Jul 8, 2013

To address the country’s epileptic power supply situation, the Federal Government has announced plans to generate additional 4,000 megawatts of electricity from coal. This, according to the government, will augment the country’s power generation, which currently is a little above 4,000MW. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, disclosed this in Abuja while inaugurating an…

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New EU support for renewable energy policy in Nigeria

Jul 5, 2013

Yesterday, the European Commission announced €27 million of financial support to help improve the renewable energy policy in Nigeria. Currently, a large part of the Nigerian population lacks access to energy or relies on polluting fuels such as fuel wood and charcoal with severe consequences for health and the environment. The newly launched Energising Access…

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Scientists advance search for greener energy

Jun 27, 2013

Scientists have recorded four major recent breakthroughs in the search for greener and cleaner energy with the development of a highly effective method for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into methanol; an “artificial leaf” that mimics a real leaf’s chemical magic with photosynthesis- but instead converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol…

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