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By Kattie Auth, Todd Moss, and Rose Mutiso   The new U.S. Climate Finance Plan aims to double contributions to climate funding for developing countries. A renewed emphasis on emerging economies is good news for the climate, but in presenting support as “protecting the world’s poorest” and helping “communities in need,” the plan reflects old thinking. Climate finance is not charity to help the vulnerable or an incentive to reduce emissions. It is a rare...

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LAGOS — A group, the All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum (AECPF), has advised the Federal Government to avoid mistakes of the past in its plan to sell five power Generation Companies (GenCos) to investors. Mr. Adeola Samuel-Ilori, National Coordinator, AECPF, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. NAN reports that the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) had recently called for investors to acquire 100 per...

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LAGOS — The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it is concluding the Extraordinary Tariff Review process for the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos). NERC, which is the regulator of Nigeria’s power sector, made this known on Monday in a notice to the general public and industry stakeholders posted on its website. The commission said the review was pursuant to the provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA). According to NERC, extraordinary tariff...

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The federal government has said solar-powered mini-grids will be provided in 200 primary health Centres (PHC) in rural communities and all the 104 unity schools across the country. This was disclosed by the minister of power, Sale Mamman, in a series of posts on Twitter on Wednesday. This move according to him will facilitate effective learning and improve health care services in the country. “The Federal Ministry of Power, under my watch, is embarking on...

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ABUJA — The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman on Thursday said nine power plants were currently shut down, as this was why power outages had persisted recently across the country. The media aide to the Minister Aaron Artimas who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja said the power outages had been bedeviling Nigeria. Mamman expressed regret over the situation and offered apology to all affected Nigerians on the inconveniences the power shortages were causing....

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A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has concluded arrangement to lead the Lagos and Ogun State Communities on the campaign against the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) over non-restore of electricity back to some communities in the two States for a period of time now. They have also reiterated in the campaign that some offices of the IKEDC would be picketed after the expiration of 21- day ultimatum...

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GOMBE — Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) says 19, 317 households have so far been metered in Gombe state, according to Dr. Adakole Elijah, JEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications. Elijah, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe, added that efforts were ongoing to meter more households, in line with the directive of the Federal Government as well as JEDC’s desire to end estimated billing of customers. He...

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In its efforts to create over 60,000 jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in the North East region, North East Governors Forum, has resolved to fund Mambila Hydroelectric Power Projects. In a communique read by Adamawa state Governor, Alhaji Adamu Fintiri, at the end of the 4th meeting of Governors of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States, held in Bauchi, forum noted with dismay, that the project as important as it is to...

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MAIDUGURI  —  Business activities related to the use of electricity as a source of energy were crippled for the past three weeks as a result of the power outage experienced by residents of Maiduguri metropolis and its environs. It was learned that the situation was caused by vandalisation of poles by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Most of the people who run businesses on the national grid as power sources have now resorted to the use...

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Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, in January 2020 embarked on decommissioning of meters which they tagged obsolete despite the fact that such meters were not dysfunctional in any way. With no plans for replacement, they disconnected and destroyed prepaid meters in homes with instructions that such persons apply for new meters while their homes be on direct electricity connections; such homes were then placed on estimated billing, a perfect means to rob the people. In...

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