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Stimulating Renewables for Nigeria's Energy Sustainability

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I remember my first electricity blackout in Nigeria in 1991, my parents said it was temporary, 30years on, its not getting better , perhaps things need to be done differently and smarter. Nigeria's teeming population is getting younger and will require numerous energy needs, this paper highlights the role of renewables in building our sustainable energy future and security while scaling on a multi billion dollar industry with major developmental ,infrastructure and human development gains

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Jim Stack on Jul 11, 2022

They would be able to run on 100% Solar and even make more if they had LED lights instead of old fashioned one. The same for LED TV screens and many other much more efficient items. With a little help they can make a lot of progress. I would imagine they don't have efficient choices in their local stores like many other counties have. 

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akinkunle awotorebo on Jul 12, 2022

true but most people rich , middle income and poor understand the need for led's which is what is mainly used now but for other appliances , it gets tricky. only a few( 30-40%) have the purchasing power for newer energy efficient appliances, the majority opt for used electronics; the government cant do much about it now because of the bad economy and mob actions but they definitely need to promote energy efficiency and conservation

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Mark Silverstone on Jul 11, 2022

Barriers to switching from fossil fuel based to renewable energy sources in Nigeria are clearly formidable. But, as you suggest, there is an increasingly large, trained and determined young workforce to make it happen in a generation or two.

I certainly agree that including energy conservation measures, as suggested previously (LEDs, etc.) should be part of the plan.

But the entrenched fossil fuel interests are the most powerful obstacles. As Africa’s largest economy, it is crucial that the challenges are overcome.

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