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Renewables Growth Must Double to Achieve Paris Goals – IEA

The growth of the world’s capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Some 95 percent of growth in global power-generation capacity is projected to come from renewables by the end of 2026. However, the ...

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NUPRC Reiterates Commitment to Tackle Oil Spills

By Engr. Gbenga Komolefe, NUPRC CEO The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has reiterated its commitment to tackle oil spills in the Nigerian oil and gas sector in fulfillment of its regulatory mandate as enshrined in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021, Petroleum Act and the Petroleum (Drilling and Production) Regulations and subsidiary legislations. This assurance has become necessary ...

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PIA Will Serve as Catalyst to Develop Niger Delta Regions — Chevron

……….. Keep an open mind, support a new law to reap its benefits…….. Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) weekend said that the Petroleum Industry Act as well as the Host Community Development Trusts (HCDT), would serve as a catalyst for the development of host communities in the Niger Delta region. The oil giant, therefore, urged community leaders, women and youths to ...

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AITEO Activates Extensive Spill Containment and Remediation Response Engaging Stakeholders

………….by Ben Ndubuwa……..The management of Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO), Operator of the NNPC /Aiteo Joint Venture of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 has activated an elaborate and extensive Spill Containment response and is now engaging major stakeholders and affected host Communities to ensure adequate remediation. Aside from the urgent technical responses to contain the leak, Aiteo explained ...

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Pipeline Vandalism: NOSDRA DG Tasks Host Communities on Advocacy

Director-General, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr dris Musa, has urged host communities and stakeholders to embark on advocacy and protect their immediate environment against pipeline vandalism. Musa stated this on Wednesday in Akure during a sensitisation programme on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Plan on the dangers of pipeline vandalism and the resultant environmental pollution. Represented by ...

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Nembe Spill: Ijaw Diaspora Council Seeks Relief for Impacted Communities

The Ijaw Diaspora Council (IDC) has demanded immediate relief to communities impacted by the current oil and gas leaks from the Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company-operated oilfield at Nembe in Bayelsa State. The demand is contained in a letter dated November 15, 2021, and signed by Prof Monday Gold, President; Dr Festus Odubo, Director of Community Outreach; and Dr ...

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Glasgow Climate Pact is Fatally Flawed – CSE

“Has the Glasgow Climate Pact succeeded in going far enough to keep the world below a 1.5°C temperature rise – necessary to ensure that our world can avoid the worst and catastrophic impacts of a changing climate? The answer is a resounding ‘no’,” says director general of the New Dehli-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Sunita Narain. Sunita Narain, ...

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COVID-19: Ogun Directs Industries To Vaccinate Workers

Following a 60-day ultimatum given to residents of Ogun State to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, the Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Kikelomo Longe, has called on industries operating in the state to encourage their employees to get vaccinated. Longe made the call during a tour of Olam Nigeria Limited and the TGI Group in Sagamu, stating ...

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Energy Transition: Kyari Advocates Justice For Africa

Ahead of the commencement of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland next week, the GMD/CEO of NNPC Ltd, Mallam Mele Kyari has advocated for the consideration of what he calls “energy justice” in the implementation of energy transition. Discussions on countries transiting to less carbon-intensive energy sources have been gaining momentum in the last few ...

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