Sunday, July 31, 2016

Nigeria Considering Coal Power Plants

In West Africa, the Nigerian federal government intends to use clean coal power plants as part of maximising its power generation mix. On Monday, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, stated that his ministry is conducting research into clean coal power plants that will enable the country to expand its energy resources.

Onu made the announcement at the national technical validation workshop on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), organised by the Energy Commission of Nigeria with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) It is reported that the move for government to develop an interest in the use of coal power plants forms part of the SE4ALL Action Agenda for Nigeria. The objectives of the SE4ALL are to ensure universal access to modern energy services, doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix as well as doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency for all by 2030.

Read the full article @ ESI AFRICA

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