The Executive Director of Greenforce GroupChidera Ejiofor, believes that it is possible to power 10 million Nigerian homes with renewable energy by 2030.
Speaking during an interview with Arise TV earlier today, Ejiofor noted that achieving this would be a huge milestone for the country.
Additionally, he addressed the current growth of renewable energy adoption in Nigeria, saying:
- “We are still a long way from achieving the established goals. But with the right collaboration from stakeholders like the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), power distribution companies (DisCos) and renewable energy companies in the country, one million households can receive renewable energy in one space. of 12 months. ”
Here’s how to achieve this: To achieve this, Ejiofor said the Nigerian government and stakeholders need to ensure there is proper implementation of renewable energy policies. He also suggested government incentives to switch to renewable energy sources from carbon sources, as this will speed up the adoption process by citizens.
Renewable energy companies needed: According to Ejiofor, there are still not enough renewable energy companies in Nigeria as there are so many communities to empower. He believes that more renewable energy companies should be operating in various communities in all states of the federation. He said:
- “In Lagos, for example, we don’t have business centers running on off-grid power, we don’t have people with small businesses that have renewable energy solutions to solve all their energy problems, so we’re still a long way from achieving the goal. of massive adoption of renewable energies.
Education based on renewable energy: In his speech, Ejiofor pointed out that renewable energies should be implemented in the country’s educational systems, to educate young people, so that they have an idea of how to operate renewable energy systems. In this way, Nigeria will have more renewable energy companies by 2030, to support the already active companies.
Concerted Stakeholder Effort: Commenting on why Africans should commit to climate change goals, Ejiofor said that it is the responsibility of every human being to think of ways to support the fight against the impacts of climate change. He said:
- “We must first reduce carbon emissions and electric vehicles and buy appliances that are less energy intensive and can cope with renewable energy sources. We must support renewable energy initiatives in our local communities. It is not only the work of the government, but also a community effort.”
Suggests that Africans can commit to changing their behavior and energy purchases to contribute to the fight against climate change, highlighting the fact that Africans should not look to the West for support every time, but rather use what they have to deliver climate goals. He said that Africans should:
- Buy appliances that consume less energy
- Buy cars that are electric or hybrid
- Encourage tree planting.
- Discourage tire burning and other local practices that contribute to C02 emissions.
For the record: Ejiofor believes that Africa must mine lead and lithium to have batteries, which are an integral part of the renewable energy value chain. Addressing the challenge of managing electronic waste (e-waste) in the country, Ejiofor said that when batteries have reached the end of their life cycle, plastics can be turned into plastic pellets, lead dust can be sell to factories and the lead can be exported back to the West.
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