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Sustainable utilisation of Nigeria’s gas and renewable energy resources - project summary

Emma Wilson

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Nigeria has vast oil and gas reserves and abundant renewable energy potential. Yet the country is suffering an energy crisis, which has a major impact on its ability to reduce poverty and achieve the MDGs. This project has been conceived to ensure access to modern energy services in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The objectives of the project are to catalyse the development of natural gas and renewable energy markets and
sustainable community-based energy facilities within and beyond target communities and the target states, through policy reform and by demonstrating that alternative community-based energy facilities can provide sufficient power for meeting rural and urban community needs.

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  • IIED code: G02477
  • Published: 2008 - IIED
  • Area: Nigeria
  • Theme: Energy
  • Language: English

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IIED 2008, 'Sustainable Utilisation of Nigeria’s Gas and Renewable Energy Resources'.

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One in five people around the world – 1.3 billion people – lack electricity to light their homes or run their businesses, while wealthy countries consume vast amounts of electricity every day. IIED’s energy team works to promote access to sustainable energy for the poorest communities and a more equitable consumption of energy resources. Energy access is an area of great inequity. Access to sustainable modern energy services underpins health, education and livelihoods and increases resilience to climate change – yet millions of people have no access to electricity and use dangerous and unhealthy fuels for lighting and cooking.

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