Alternative Energy

Govt to boost investments in renewable energy

Sep 4, 2013

The Federal Government has pledged its commitment to encourage investments in renewable energy by creating the enabling environment through fiscal policy and incentives. The Minister of State for Power, Hajia Zainab Ibrahim Kuchi, who gave the assurance while unveiling the Awango by Total solar lamps, in Abuja on Monday, commended Total Nigeria Plc on its investment…

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Solar energy key to Nigeria’s power problem – Minister

Sep 3, 2013

The Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Ita Ewa, has called for greater emphasis on the use of solar technology as a channel to solve the persistent power problem in the country. According to him, the power cuts, load shedding, low voltage and insufficiency of the country’s energy requirement can be reduced with greater attention…

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Nigeria turns to Poland for clean coal-to-power technology

Aug 27, 2013

Nigeria has pledged its commitment to partner genuine investors in clean coal-to-power technology from Poland, as the country is keenly interested to diversify and include coal as a sustainable part of its energy mix. Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, told visiting Polish ambassador to Nigeria, Przemyslaw Niesiolowski, the country would welcome serious companies from…

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Alison–Madueke tasks operators on nuclear regulations

Aug 20, 2013

The Minister of Petroleum Resources,Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has called on operators and service providers in the oil and gas industry to cooperate with the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, NNRA, in its mandate to ensure effective monitoring of nuclear application in the industry. Delivering a Keynote Address at the Technical Meeting on Regulating Nuclear Application in…

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FG to generate 30% electricity from coal – Jonathan

Aug 20, 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said it was the plan of his administration that 30 per cent of the nation’s electricity generation should come from coal. He said this during a workshop of solid minerals development held inside the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President said the coal resource was an excellent…

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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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