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Carl Shoupe by a painting of a coal miner in the Kentucky Coal  Mining Museum in Benham, Ky., Tuesday, August 16, 2011. The first  load of coal shipped by rail from Harlan County was shipped in  August 1911, 100 years ago. Charles Bertram | Staff

A Coal Museum In Kentucky Went Solar This Month. The Backstory Is Even Better.

A Coal Museum In Kentucky Went Solar This Month. The Backstory Is Even Better.

Like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Carl Shoupe spent his best years in the mines of Harlan County, Kentucky. Harlan County is a once-vibrant coal mecca nestled against the Virginia border in the state’s southeast corner. Shoupe joined labor fights there in the early 1970s, when union miners battled coal executives and their political patrons

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Power Generating Firms Want Denomination of Gas Prices in Naira

Electricity generation companies have lamented that the Federal government’s refusal to denominate gas prices in Naira has negatively affected their operations in the face of challenges in getting foreign currency. This and many issues were the focus of a communique at the end of an interactive forum organised by the Market Operator, an arm of

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Yaba Residents Seek Activation of Pre-paid meters, Reconnection

Reeling under the untold hardship faced by them due to unnecessary disconnections from the power grid and payment of high electricity bills, residents of Government Quarters, Moore Road Estate, Yaba, in Lagos State, have appealed to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) to commission the already-installed pre-paid metres and restore power to the area. Speaking

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A Closer Look at Lumos’ Pay-As-You-Go Solar Business in Nigeria

Pay-as-you-go off-grid solar energy solutions are on the rise in Africa. Introduced as a means to reach last-mile informal settlements, the industry has since evolved into a multitude of offerings, aimed at both urban and rural populations. With increasing demand for electricity, coupled with unreliable grid power supply, penetration of off-grid solar is estimated to

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Content Act to Cover Power, Other Sectors, say Reps

The House of Representatives has said it’s work on the bill that would extend the Nigerian Content Act to other key sectors of the economy such as power, construction, information communication technology and telecommunications is to enable Nigerians enjoy the sectors. Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Local Content led by its Chairman,

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Nigeria Needs Nuclear Energy to Boost Economy

The President, Council for Renewable Energy of Nigeria (CREN), Anita Okuribido has stressed the need for Nigeria and other African countries to consider substantial investment in nuclear and renewable energy, in order to boost economic development. Speaking at a recent event on renewable energy, Okuribido said: “We need all hands on deck to deploy huge

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