Nigeria has some of the best conditions in the world for generating renewable energies, from such sources as solar, wind, water and geothermal. It is also a major oil producer and exporter. Yet Nigeria has one of the highest energy-poverty rates in the world, with only 10% of rural households having access to electricity. But new thinking and new projects could turn Nigeria into a global leader in clean energy.
Dark Country to Lead in Lighting the World
allAfrica, 20 July 2015
Clean, cheap, inexhaustible sources of electricity - every country needs it. But existing investments in power grids built on fossil fuels keeps most countries tied to costly,… Read more »
Bahijjatu Hadiza Abubakar
Access to clean modern energy services is an enormous challenge facing the African continent because energy is fundamental for socioeconomic ... see more »
Energy Poverty, Household Poverty and Human Rights
Premium Times, 14 July 2015
Energy poverty leads to household poverty. This is because those who consume less energy tend to be poorer than those who consume more energy. And, poverty leads to the consumption… Read more »
Invest in Renewable Energy, Research, Green Technology, FG Urged
This Day, 12 July 2015
The federal government has been advised to focus on investment in renewable energy research, green technology, subsidies and zero tarrifs to promote non-grid clean energy systems.… Read more »
Investment in Energy Technology to Hit U.S.$400 Billion By 2030
Guardian, 24 June 2015
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has projected that increasing investment in renewable energy technologies in the power sector will increase from $270 billion in 2015 to $400… Read more »
NAEE - How Buhari Can Solve Nigeria's Energy Challenges
This Day, 22 June 2015
The National Association of Energy Economists (NAEE) at the weekend said that without careful sequencing of key energy policies to minimise economic loss, the new government of… Read more »
Exploring Alternative Energy Sources
Leadership, 20 June 2015
With the epileptic power supply in Nigeria, windmills and solar energy might just be the answer to the electricity challenge. At this time of climate change, BUKOLA OGUNSINA writes… Read more »
Energy Projects in Nigeria, Cameroon Get $5m Funding
This Day, 18 June 2015
Quaint Solar Energy from Nigeria and Flatbush Solar from Cameroon will soon see their renewable energy projects fired up by a total of $5-million (R62 million) in new funding as… Read more »
Energy Crisis Worsens - 'Only 5 of 23 Power Plants Functional'
Premium Times, 26 May 2015
Nigeria's energy crisis deteriorated Monday, as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the government agency responsible for regulating operations in the… Read more »
Renewable Energy - Solution to Nigeria's Energy Crisis
Guardian, 14 May 2015
Energy is the mainstay of Nigeria's economic growth and development. It significantly serves as a tradable commodity for earning the national income, which is used to support… Read more »
What Chance a Nuclear Future in Nigeria?
African Arguments, 22 April 2015
Nigeria, a country endowed with numerous natural energy resources such as crude oil, gas, coal, hydro, wind, biomass, solar, geothermal, tidal and even uranium has adopted a… Read more »
Nigeria, Others, Have World's Worst Energy Access - - Report
Vanguard, 24 March 2015
Nigeria and other countries of the Sub-Sahara African region have the world's worst access to electricity, the International Energy Agency, IEA, said in its latest report. Read more »
Developing Nigeria's Renewable Energy Potential
This Day, 15 March 2015
Nigeria is facing significant challenges in reforming and providing the required impetus for development of its power sector. The country's Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) has… Read more »
Renewable Energy - How Realistic Is Nigeria's Vision?
Deutsche Welle, 5 February 2015
Nigeria has set out an ambitious project to have energy sufficiency by tapping renewable energy in villages across its 36 states. Africa's largest oil producer is grappling with a… Read more »
Nigerians Turn to Renewable Energy As Solution to Power Crisis
Deutsche Welle, 27 January 2015
Nigeria produces about 2.5 million barrels of oil each day, yet many of its citizens live without electricity. Some residents are now seeking alternative solutions to the country's… Read more »
President Goodluck Jonathan has flagged-off the first phase of the U.S.$1 billion Azura-Edo power plant as part of government's undertaking to reform the ailing electricity sector. Read more »
Fuel shortages have led to long waits at petrol stations across Nigeria. There have also been wdespread cancellation of domestic flights and cell phone service could be "serious ... Read more »
"Providing access to electricity for schools, hospitals, businesses and industries is the single most impactful intervention that can be made to transform the continent. It has ... Read more »
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