New Innovations Launches Nigeria Into Renewable Energy Hub

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On May 20, 2016
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Renewed efforts by investors in the renewable energy sector raises the hope of energy sufficiency for the nation, Chika Izuora writes. Nigeria is a country with an estimated population of 170 million people, 65 per cent of which are between the ages of 18 and 45 years. According the Ministry of Power, only about 40 […]
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SMEs need alternative energy to boost employment

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On May 20, 2016
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Small and Medium Enterprises need alternative power supply to boost employment and economic growth as Nigeria moves towards addressing its power deficit, the Chief Executive Officer of London-based Contec Power Systems Limited, Mr. Srinivas Ppilla, has said. While emphasising the importance of power supply, the expert said renewable energy was critical to economic resuscitation and […]
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BoI/Arnergy Expands Alternative Power Investment In Rural Areas

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On May 13, 2016
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As Nigeria’s energy crises deepens with erratic power being experienced across all sectors of the economy, the Bank of Industry (BoI) and a utility social enterprise, Arnery, are expanding their footprint in the electricity sector by providing alternative power supply to local communities in Nigeria. Arnery is currently providing solar energy solutions, powered by superior […]
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Cost of solar energy falls every time the sun rises

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On April 21, 2016
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Installing solar panels on your roof is not just for tree-hugging environmentalists. The increasing ease of the process and the financial returns have made going solar practically mainstream. Washingtonians are embracing solar power in a big way. In the District, residential solar installations have tripled since 2011, said Chelsea Barnes with EQ Research. “By the […]
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ElectriFI invites submission of project proposals

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On April 20, 2016
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The Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI opens its doors on 15 April and interested parties can submit their project proposals through www.electrifi.org. ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. The initiative was launched by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr […]
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Nigeria can improve power generation if developed

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On April 17, 2016
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The Country Representative of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), David Tommy, gave the figure in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city on Thursday at a seminar on “Small Hydro Power Development in Nigeria” organized by UNIDO. Hydro power Tommy regretted the power situation in the country, saying that the intervention of UNIDO in its power sector […]
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Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On April 17, 2016
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April 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – The year 2015 was marked by the adoption of four landmark United Nations agreements: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement. The 2030 Agenda provides an overarching vision for all of them as well as a global framework […]
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Borrowing to fund power

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On April 12, 2016
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Taking domestic or foreign loans to build infrastructure for power, experts say, could resolve Nigeria’s energy crisis. Feedback on projects executed by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has shown that borrowing to build power infrastructure could be self-liquidating and profitable. The execution of Phase II of the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) and […]
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Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week in Paris – 6-10 June 2016

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On April 6, 2016
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The International Energy Agency will host its second Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week in Paris from 6 – 10 June 2016. The event is expected to be attended by up to 100 ‘next generation’ energy efficiency professionals from emerging economies, primarily from government institutions and supporting organisations. The aim of the training event […]
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Our €1b support for power, agric, others in Nigeria, by French agency

  • Posted by Kieth Oliver
  • On April 4, 2016
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Country Office of the French development agency, Agence Francaise de Development, says it has spent about one billion euros in Nigeria since 2008. A statement by Mr Olivier Delefosse, AFD’s Country director, yesterday in Abuja, said the agency’s support for the private sector was one of its priorities in Nigeria. The agency said it allocated […]
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