Alternative Energy

Manufacturers urged to explore alternative power sources

Mar 28, 2014

To cater for the growing imbalance and inadequacy in electricity distribution in industrial areas, manufacturers in Nigeria have been urged to explore alternative power supply to such end. Indeed, some manufacturers were also indicted for high energy theft, thereby negatively impacting return on investment of electricity providers as well as shortchanging others consumers. Speaking at…

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‘Nuclear is panacea to electricity shortage’

Mar 26, 2014

Only using nuclear technology for electricity generation can guarantee stable and regular power supply in the country, the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) has said. Acting Director General of NNRA Professor Martin Ogharandukun, who said this in Abuja during the national workshop on basic professional training course on nuclear safety, added that the process of…

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Nigeria is committed to pursue efforts at harnessing nuclear energy – Jonathan

Mar 25, 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday reaffirmed Nigeria’s  commitment to  global fight against the threat of nuclear terrorism. He equally assured that Nigeria, under his leadership, would vigorously  pursue efforts to harness nuclear energy and technology for socio-economic development. The president stated this at The Hague, Netherlands, during the third global security summit. According to him, Nigeria…

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Many Nigerians suffer from renewable energy poverty – Oye

Mar 19, 2014

Lagos State and its environs may soon be able to meet its electricity needs as some entrepreneurs have stated to invest in renewable energy development. A renewable energy expert, Mr. Femi Oye said, “For the past two years, waste from local sawmills has been turned into high quality cooking gel. Bottles of this renewable ethanol…

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FG backs oil industry on shale gas revolution, reforms

Mar 14, 2014

The Federal Government on Thursday tasked the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry to begin to expand and grow processing capacity for local utilisation and export of finished products. Vice President Namadi Sambo made the call at the 2014 Oloibiri Lecture Series and Energy Forum organised by the Nigerian Council of the Society of Petroleum Engineers…

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Nigerian banks, others to drive alternative energy

Mar 13, 2014

Several banks are in the race to be part of the groups pushing for the delivery of alternative sources of energy in the country to bridge the widening energy gap in the country. The banks are Diamond Bank, United Bank for Africa, Ecobank, and Union Bank among others. This coming on the heels of several…

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Lagos State moves to tackle power, climate change

Mar 12, 2014

The Lagos State government has intensified efforts to boost electricity and climate change in the state. The Coordinator of Policy Advocacy Partnership on Climate Change, PACC an Advocacy Partner of SAVI, Mr. Toyin Oshinawa said: “We in Policy Advocacy on Climate Change, PACC have assisted government in developing frameworks that will help produce robust climate…

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FG to procure 250,000 stoves to stop deforestation

Mar 11, 2014

The federal government is to purchase 250,000 gas-stoves to be distributed to women to help in fight against the increasing incidences of tree felling for home use. Permanent Secretary of the environment ministry, Taiwo Haruna stated this yesterday during the defence of the ministry’s climate change department budget provision before the House of Representatives committee.…

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Japan to bequeath $10m off-grid solar power plant to Nigeria

Mar 11, 2014

The Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has secured from the Japanese government, a $10 million grant-in-aid facility to build a solar-powered plant that would provide off-grid electricity supply to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. The plant will mostly power the water treatment plant of the FCT Water Board at the Lower Usman Dam, situated…

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Low water levels at hydro stations to worsen power supply

Mar 4, 2014

There are strong indications that the current unreliable electricity supply in the country will soon worsen due to the seasonal drop in the level of water at the hydro power stations during the period of March, April and part of May every year, THISDAY has learnt. THISDAY gathered from a source close to the hydro…

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