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Nigeria: Buhari – I’ve Identified Critical Problems in Power Sector

By Isiaka Wakili The Federal Government has said that the monthly fixed charges component of the electricity tariff collected from Nigerian consumers is not “a very good thing”. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Power, Ambassador Godknows Igali, stated this on Wedesday while addressing State House journalists after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the […]

Monthly power sector carbon dioxide emissions reach 27-year low in April

August 5, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Data exclude emissions from biomass energy consumption. The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the lowest for any month since April 1988, according to the most recent estimates in EIA’s . In any year, April is […]

Nigeria: CBN to Lead Revitalisation of Oil Palm Sector

By Obinna Chima The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has disclosed the central bank’s resolve to lead the revitalisation of the oil palm sector in Nigeria in order to provide jobs for Nigerians. Emefiele, made the pledge after meeting with rice processing companies in Nigeria in Abuja at the […]

Nigeria: Oil Sector Reforms – Buhari May Scrap Some Govt Agencies

By George Agba and George Okojie There are indications that some agencies under the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) may be scrapped as part of the reforms being initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The president hinted this yesterday when he listed the removal of bureaucratic bottlenecks created by multiple government agencies as one of the […]

Proposed Clean Power Plan rule cuts power sector CO2 emissions to lowest level since 1980s

May 26, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, In June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. EIA’s newly released analysis of the proposed rule shows power sector CO2 emissions falling to about 1,500 […]

U.S. power sector CO2 emissions expected to increase through 2040

May 15, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015 Although U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with electricity generation have fallen from the 2005 level, they are projected to increase in the coming decades, based on analysis in EIA’s (AEO2015) that reflects current laws and regulations, and therefore does not include proposed […]

Rwanda: German Investors Eye Energy Sector

By Peterson Tumwebaze German investors have affirmed their willingness to invest in the country’s energy sector. The investors were part of the German business delegation that was in the country, last week, to explore investment opportunities in mining, energy, infrastructure, construction, agro processing and ICT, among others. The delegation was accompanied by Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, […]

Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators

December 19, 2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Note: 2014 data are preliminary. The electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 through June 2014 despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-hydro renewable electricity generation jobs, according to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS […]

Tanzania: Shot in the Arm for Energy Sector Projects

THE United States government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has promised to provide 78 million US dollars to support the development of high impact investment projects in the energy sector, it was announced yesterday. The agreement was signed on Friday in Dar es Salaam between the Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Ms Saada […]

Nigeria: Power Sector Problem – Is Obasanjo Not Guilty?

By Yemi Adebisi Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed his successors, including President Goodluck Jonathan, for being responsible for the rot in the country’s power sector. Speaking at the first Green Legacy Moment with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Leadership and Human Security in Africa in Abeokuta, Ogun State, he said his administration laid the foundation […]

Uganda: Oil Sector Faces Criticism Over Transparency

By Lizabeth Paulat Kampala — Uganda’s oil sector is ramping up and many have high hopes for its economic impact on the country. But some in Uganda are noting concerns over the lack of governmental transparency and help for people affected by oil development projects. The discovery of oil in Uganda in 2006 was followed […]

Nigeria: Low Gas, LPFO Supply Killing Industries, Power Sector – -Dangote

By Omoh Gabriel Dangote Cement Plc, yesterday, raised alarm over the continued short supply of Gas and Low Pour Fuel Oil, LPFO, in the country, saying the situation had gone from bad to worse in the last six months. Lamenting the shortage of gas and LPFO supply in the country, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, Managing Director, […]

Liberia: ‘Speak Facts About Oil Sector’

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) Dr. Randolph McClain has cautioned Liberians to speak facts and refrain from falsehood as regard the oil & gas reforms processes of the country. Dr. McClain said the oil & gas sector is one that all Liberians must remain concerned and […]

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