Oil-rich Nigeria turns to renewable energy as population booms

June 13, 2019 Off By Editor

Faced with a population boom that has sent carbon emissions soaring and stretched power supplies to breaking point, oil-rich Nigeria is turning to renewable energy in a big way.

Africa’s most populous country needs more than 10 times its current electricity output to guarantee supply for its 198 million people – nearly half of whom have no access at all, according to power minister Babatunde Fashola.

Source: Reuters, May 3, 2018