2 Nov 2020
The initiative conceptualises a post-petroleum economy for Nigeria that is related to an energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources in Nigeria. The groundbreaking research toward a post-petroleum economy was commissioned by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) to provide some cost-benefit analysis of oil and gas and the prospects of…
17 Jul 2020
A claim the other day by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite that seven ‘‘strategic minerals’’ that can unlock potential in the mining sector
8 Jul 2020
As Nigeria grapples with its power supply crisis, experts have said that the country can effectively generate up to 53,900 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2030.
16 Mar 2020
New research by think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative has shown that nearly $640 billion investment in coal power capacity worldwide could be lost as power from renewables
26 Dec 2019
Twenty-one people were hospitalised in northern France, two in a serious condition, after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during Christmas mass
9 May 2019
Fifty coal-fired power plants have shut in the United States since President Donald Trump came to office two years ago, an environmental organization said Thursday. The Sierra Club counted 50 closures, along with 51 announcements of closure, since Trump was sworn into office in January 2017. The numbers are distinct because it sometimes takes years…
13 Oct 2018
Investing In Women believes in the power of collaboration and working with thought leaders. This week, Anita has invited researcher and management consultant, Carl Loof of Impeccable Collaboration (New York), as a guest contributor to share a global perspective on economic opportunities for Nigeria, through a strategy of investing in women. As one of the world’s…
29 Jan 2018
Mrs Rabi Umar Sodangi is the Acting Director General and Chief Executive of the National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (NSRMEA). In this interview with BENJAMIN ALADE, she talks about how the nation can move beyond oil and exploit its mineral resources, especially coal for power generation for wealth creation. Excerpts How would you describe activities…
14 Jan 2018
Global Rights Organisation has cautioned government against plans to generate 30 per cent of its energy needs from coal. The body pointed out that not only is coal power the largest single contributor to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, it is also responsible for 41 per cent of mercury emission, which can…
26 Apr 2017
The Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, noted that Enugu was prone to landslide following the ecological problems posed by the abandoned coalmines in the state.
13 Mar 2017
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this during a visit to the Abuja Steel Mills Limited, Minna.
31 Dec 2016
China has set a target of reducing its annual coal capacity by 800 million tonnes, according to a government plan reported Saturday by state media.