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The global renewables industry could be providing more than 40 million jobs by 2050, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).   The study, Measuring the socio-economics of transition: Focus on jobs, was presented at the Irena Assembly in Abu Dhabi, at the launch of the new Sustainable Energy Jobs Platform (SEJP).   The SEJP is an initiative...
Exclusive : Ambassador Jens-Petter Nigerian Shipping Association speaks on Norway - Nigeria bilateral relations
  Jens-Petter Kjemprud, (JK) the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria speaks with Petrolgas Report (PGR) on the bilateral trade between both countries, the power sector among other issues. Ayobami Adedinni brings the excerpt You may read our previous chat here  PGR : What can you say about the bilateral trade between Norway and Nigeria? JK: It’s substantial but very difficult to give exact numbers because...
  ...advocate increase in Gender Inclusion Schneider Electric in partnership with the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) and the French Development Agency has concluded the second round of its training programme for electricians in Lagos.   The second round of the training, which commenced September 3rd, rounded off on the 26th of November, 2019. Schneider Electric and NAPTIN made it a commitment to promote...
The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) yesterday issued a gender-themed request for proposals (RFP) targeting women-led renewable energy projects in Africa. By focusing on women in particular, UK-government funded REPP is aiming to channel sources of funding to help create equal opportunities for women in the continent’s rapidly expanding renewable energy sector. The call follows a recent report by Global Entrepreneurship...
Dayo Okusami, Partner at Templars, one of the top full services law firms in Nigeria talks to PGR about the recently signed into law Deep Offshore Act, growth in African oil and gas industry and local funding for the Alternative Energy space. Ayobami Adedinni brings the excerpt PGR : You are obviously one of the most knowledgeable and experienced people in...
Ayobami Adedinni Debates surrounding energy poverty (EP) in Africa have slowly been gaining ground among different social actors. Energy poverty is a lack of access to modern energy services. These services are defined as household access to electricity and clean cooking facilities (e.g. fuels and stoves that do not cause air pollution in houses. According to the International Energy Agency, IEA only...
Financing renewable energy projects require access to significant resources, by multiple parties, at varying points in the project life cycles. However, access and availability of finance is a major challenge for many developers. To bridge this, the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria , (REAN), an umbrella body of Renewable energy companies in Nigeria, is partnering Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Nigeria conference on...
Renewable hybrid systems are becoming the preferred energy sources, and new technologies and their ability to integrate the utilisation of varying fuel sources, are increasing the competitive edge of solar hybrid systems. The speed of solar deployment and its steeply declining cost in comparison with the cost and speed of the deployment of the infrastructure for gas and other energy sources,...
  Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme Amina Maina, Group Chief Operating Officer of MRS Holdings Limited, has said investment in Digital Technologies will reduce costs, improve efficiency in the nation's downstream oil and gas industry. She made this known during the week at an Oil and Gas event held in Lagos. “Today, you cannot afford to have maninual processes in your company or retail outlets....
Ayobami Adedinni There is a growing trend in renewable energy and how women are promoting these activities in Nigeria. While the industry is welcoming more women leaders, its rank-and-file workforce is still dominated by men. Specifically, the IUCN’s Global Gender Office (GGO), says Energy initiatives can shift gender paradigms by promoting the empowerment of women, as these initiatives can have the ability...
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