Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan (ETP) targets 10% biofuel blends by 2030 and complete EV adoption by 2060. The removal of fuel subsidies aims to bolster the electric mobility sector as government and private initiatives work to promote EVs and charging infrastructure for a sustainable future. Samuel Ajala reports. Read More
Nigeria’s potential for green hydrogen offers a way to solve its perennial energy crisis while creating jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Green hydrogen production could help decarbonise the economy and secure future growth, but coordinated investment needs to get the new venture on track. Samuel Ajala reports.
Inadequate primary healthcare facilities, including lack of access to electricity and health personnel in rural areas, poverty and bad roads, are among the factors fueling maternal and infant mortalities across Nigeria. Samuel Ajala looks closely at the need to provide sustainable energy solutions in primary health centres.
On February 24th, 2022, Russia launched a wide range of attacks on Ukraine. The invasion has left the European Union desperately searching for alternative energy sources to replace Russia’s fossil fuels. As a result, the invasion has also led to global fluctuations in crude oil prices, which directly impact fuel prices, so the higher crude oil prices are, the higher gas prices are likely to be. Samuel Ajala takes a closer look on how these circumstances affect Nigeria.
One of Nigeria’s silent energy crises is the lack of access to clean cooking. In many parts of Nigeria, women and girls bear the cost of fetching firewood, a traditional cooking method. They are also responsible for inhaling most of the deadly smoke. Samuel Ajala takes a closer look.
The leading lights of wunderkind firm Mobisol, a Berlin start-up, left the company to found their own research institute. They still believe that the private sector has a key role in bringing solar power to Africa and the developing world. Paul Hockenos reports
There are an estimated 500 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who may remain without electricity by 2040. Could solar be the key to electrifying the region? Only if investors embrace the change, explain Akinyi Ochieng and Fadekemi Abiru.
Andrew Burger of Microgrid Media looks at international developments in solar power. In particular, mini and micro-grids are key for emerging economies. In Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, and more, people are taking advantage of cheap renewables.
Where in the world is solar going? During 2016, prices fell, capacity expanded, and the future of photovoltaics is looking bright. In this article, Tom Kenning takes a look at solar expansion in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
This article has been republished with permission from PV-Tech.org
Violent conflicts and security crises around the world have many different causes and effects. The vast majority of them, however, are in one way or another related to energy policy. Yet making this link apparent to policy makers has been challenging. Experts from the foreign policy, security and energy communities have been reluctant to fully grasp the security implications of promising green energy technology and market developments, argue Rebecca Bertram and Charlotte Beck.