25 Feb '12, 1pm

Nigeria, Energy Poverty and Renewable Energy via @reworld

Nigeria’s decision to attain 15% renewable energy use by 2015 has been tagged to be a very proactive commitment. An important fact to note is that more than 60% of the nation’s population is not connected to the national grid and the remaining population can only boast of epileptic power supply. Apart from the ill state of the existing generation, distribution and supply network, decades of ineffective institutional framework and appropriate policies have been responsible for the increasing levels of energy poverty in Africa’s most populous country and second largest economy. So many questions remain unanswered as it becomes clearer day by day that Nigeria is under-performing in terms of the provision of power security to its 160 million people. To further unlock the nation’s economical and industrial potentials and attract more foreign investments, new scientific breakthr...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/02...

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