Potential for Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in Nigeria

Awogbemi, O and Komolafe, C.A (2011) Potential for Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in Nigeria. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, 12 (1). pp. 161-169.

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Nigeria is currently faced with an energy crisis.Crude oil has been the major source of energyand revenue for the country. Environmentaldegradation, unstable oil prices in the international market, global warming, and the crisis in the Niger Delta area where the bulk ofcrude oil is derived has further made the choice ofrenewable energy inevitable. This paper takes a look atsolar energy, hydro,and wind energy, which are the major renewable energy sources in Nigeria and concludes that for Nigeria to meet the energy needs of its citizens, both domestic and industrial, the abundant renewable energy potentials must be tapped.However, increased awareness amongst the citizenry,investment in research and development in renewable energy technologies, workable policies,and collaboration and collaboration with relevant international agencies are needed to fully tap the gains of renewable energy. solar power, wind power, hydropower,

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 13:03
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2014 13:03
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/21

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