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Bangladeshi Solar-Sharing Start-Up Aims To Cut Power Waste

Bangladeshi Solar-Sharing Start-Up Aims To Cut Power Waste

A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday. SOLshare, set up in 2014, aims to stem the waste of more than a billion dollars in energy each year when home battery storage systems connected to […]

Junta Demands Wider Powers

Junta Demands Wider Powers

 Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has stressed the need to grant the leadership council (Sovereign Council) powers to impose a State of Emergency, declare war, take command of regular forces, and appoint governors of the provinces and ambassadors. The council also stressed its adherence to defining the transitional period of two years TMC Spokesman Lt […]

Libya’s Government Declares State Of Emergency In Tripoli

Libya’s Government Declares State Of Emergency In Tripoli

Libya’s government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and urged rival militias to stop the violence. At least 39 people have been killed in ongoing clashes between armed groups vying for power. Libya’s UN-backed government declared a state of emergency in Tripoli on Sunday after days of fighting left at least 39 […]

Not Enough Women In Clean Energy – Raising Awareness, Training Women

Not Enough Women In Clean Energy – Raising Awareness, Training Women

A social enterprise group, Solar Sister Nigeria, in collaboration with Solar Nigeria programme has called for increased role by women in clean energy access, especially in underserved communities across the country. Speaking at a media advocacy/workshop in Abuja, the Country Manager, Solar Sister Nigeria, Olasimbo Sojinrin stated that Nigeria in particular and Africa as a […]

FG To Invest N72bn In Electricity Distribution

FG To Invest N72bn In Electricity Distribution

Minister of state, power, works and housing, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, has stated that the federal government is ready to dole out N72 billion to electric distribution companies in the country to boost  power supply and increase consumers confidence. The minister who disclosed this yesterday in Gombe during the commissioning of 1x30MVA 132/33KV power transformer at […]

Malawian Government Makes It Cheaper For Women To Run In 2019

Malawian Government Makes It Cheaper For Women To Run In 2019

Female candidates will pay 25 percent less than men to run for parliament in Malawi under a scheme to get more women into power in a general election due next year, authorities have said. The decision, announced on Thursday by the Electoral Commission, follows a fall in the number of women MPs in the last […]

Saudi Prince Mohammed Salman Visits White House

Saudi Prince Mohammed Salman Visits White House

Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince heads to the White House Tuesday, looking to underscore his grip on power and ensure that several emerging points of friction don’t threaten a burgeoning alliance with Donald Trump. In front of the cameras, it will be all back-slapping, handshakes, smiles and warm words. This is Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

EU, Germany Support Nigeria’s Power Sector Growth With €33m

EU, Germany Support Nigeria’s Power Sector Growth With €33m

The European Union and Germany yesterday announced a fresh financial package worth €33 million to support further developments in Nigeria’s power sector especially renewable energy. This new package is coming on the heels of the World Bank’s approval of $486 million credit facility for the country’s electricity grid improvements a fortnight ago. The new financial […]

Nigeria to Start Building $5.8 Billion Power Plant in 2018

Nigeria to Start Building $5.8 Billion Power Plant in 2018

Nigeria plans to start building a $5.8 billion hydro-power plant in the eastern Mambila region this year, after it agrees on loan terms with China’s Export-Import Bank. “We hope to break ground this year if we can conclude the financing,” Power, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola said in a Jan. 23 interview in the […]

Nigeria Loses Almost Half Its Power Output After Pipeline Fire

Nigeria Loses Almost Half Its Power Output After Pipeline Fire

A fire at a Nigerian pipeline interrupted gas supplies to companies generating more than 3,000 megawatts in Africa’s most populous nation, the government said. The fire at the Escravos-Lagos pipeline owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. in the southern Edo state required a shutdown of the pipeline supplying gas to the 1,320-megawatt Egbin power […]

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