FG Urged to Roll Out National Policy on Alternative and Renewable Energy

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has been advised to immediately roll out a national policy on alternative and renewable energy to boost electricity generation in Nigeria.

The Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Mr Godwin Uyi Ojo gave the advice yesterday in Abuja at the 6th annual Renewable Energy Conference themed: “Renewable Energy Policy for Nigeria.”

According to him, the dramatic slump in the price of oil from about US$148  per barrel barely a year ago to less than US$40 has reawakened the urgent need for diversification and de-carbonization of Nigeria’s economy.

Ojo said fossil fuels are finite and dirty energy than coal, oil and gas, bitumen and nuclear represent, which are deleterious to the environment.

Source: Independent Energy Watch Initiative

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