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Africa in the Global Hydrogen Economy: Thought Collections.

Though collections on Africa in the Global Hydrogen Economy. Hydrogen is on the road to be the energy carrier of the future. If it is produced from renewablepower sources, it is climate-friendly and frequently called “green hydrogen”. Africa’s size andabundance of renewable energy and mineral resources make it ideal for green hydrogen production.Indeed, some large-scale …

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Just Energy Transitions and Partnerships In Africa: A Nigeria Case Study

Just Energy Transitions and Partnerships In Africa: A Nigeria Case Study. Nigeria is a country rich in energy resources, including coal, biomass, crude oil and natural gas. The country also has abundant natural resources that favour it in being a major renewable energyproducer. However, Nigeria must now look at diversifying its energy business to avoid …

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Prospects and Practice of Cross-border Electricity Pooling and Trading in West Africa

Cross-border electricity pooling and trading is increasingly modelled as a solution for overcoming the challenges of insufficiencies and inefficiencies in the electricity sector of many developing countries. Regional electricity pooling and trading can help lower energy costs, reduce power swings and shocks, alleviate shortages, speed up decarbonization, and create incentives for market expansion and integration. …

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Africa’s place in the emerging hydrogen economy

Africa’s place in the emerging hydrogen economy. Hydrogen, as an energy carrier, is not new in Africa and around the world. It has a long history of uses, particularly in the metal, chemical and fertilizer industries. However, as the global pursuit of carbon-neutrality targets intensifies, the production of ‘clean’ hydrogen, has emerged as a key …

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Status of Renewable Energy Pursuit in Africa

Africa is rich in all forms of renewable energy, all of which includes solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower. This puts the continent in an advantaged position in using clean energy technologies, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security, and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity across the entire region. Africa has a priority …

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Africa has what it takes to supply green hydrogen to Germany – but what must be considered?

As the global pursuits for green hydrogen advances, several countries have begun to position themselves for its demand or supply. Germany has expressed that it is willing import up to 50% of its green hydrogen needs from more competitive sources, while countries in Africa are preparing to meet this demand among others. Germany needs green …

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Africa has what it takes to supply green hydrogen to Germany – but what must be considered?

As the global pursuits for green hydrogen advances, several countries have begun to position themselves for its demand or supply. Germany has expressed that it is willing import up to 50% of its green hydrogen needs from more competitive sources, while countries in Africa are preparing to meet this demand among others. Germany needs green …

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Green hydrogen offers a window to redefine the Africa-Australia and Africa-Australia-Europe partnerships

Conflict in Europe has fast-forwarded a global race for green hydrogen. Australia was already well-placed, having already begun pursuit of large-scale green hydrogen development projects domestically and overseas. Africa’s hydrogen potential Africa, like Australia, has abundant and relatively cheap resources in renewable energy, coupled with on average low population density and large-scale availability of non-arable land. …

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WHAT COULD INFRACO DO FOR NIGERIAN ENERGY SECTOR?

In 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria approved the establishment of the Infrastructure Development Company (InfraCo) by the Central Bank as a body dedicated wholly to improving the nation’s infrastructure. What could InfraCo do for Nigerian energy sector? What Is InfraCo And How Is It Structured? In 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria approved the …

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THE SIEMENS-NIGERIA ELECTRIFICATION ROADMAP PARTNERSHIP: AFTER TWO YEARS, WHERE DOES IT STAND?

Upon its inception, the Siemens-Nigeria Electrification Roadmap Partnership was heralded as a landmark intervention in the Nigerian Energy Sector. After 2 years, where does it stand? Although Nigeria has been producing commercial quantities of electricity for over a century, the country’s electricity infrastructure development has been slow and inadequate, with a power supply chain that …

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