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Nigeria’s Energy Policy: Issues of Sustainable Energy Development in Nigeria

Ajayi, O. O. and Aderonmu, P. A and Ajayi, Oluwatoyin O (2012) Nigeria’s Energy Policy: Issues of Sustainable Energy Development in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Energy Policy: Issues of Sustainable Energy Development in Nigeria.

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Abstract

The concerns for environmental sustainability have become the subjects of global discussion. This has prompted debates, negotiations, declarations and legislations world over. The outcome of these engagements has favoured the reduction of anthropogenic emissions that are deleterious to the environment and at the same time promote environmental sustainability in the face of economic development. One of the major sources of anthropogenic emissions has been linked to energy production. The Nigeria energy development process has gone through various policy developmental phases. This has led to the creation of some policy statements which include the energy policy of vision 20:2020 and the Renewable Energy Master Plan. This study was therefore used to critically assess the various policy issues of sustainable energy development in Nigeria. It appraised the level of development as highlighted in the policy statements and also analyzed the index of renewable energy production as stated by the policy statement. Further to this, some challenges impinging on the development and utilization of sustainable energy in the nation were identified and discussed. Some suggestions and legal proposals which may aid the promotion of renewable energy development in Nigeria and also improve the nation’s energy policy are also highlighted

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewable energy development, Energy policy, Environment, Nigeria
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 12:08
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 15:31
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3124

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