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Efficient energy utilization as a tool for sustainable development in Nigeria

Oyedepo, Sunday Olayinka (2012) Efficient energy utilization as a tool for sustainable development in Nigeria. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, 3 (11). pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

This study takes a look at the national energy outlook of Nigeria. Energy utilization pattern of the country was investigated, and possible areas of energy conservation in the major economic sectors (industry, transportation, office and residential buildings) were considered. The study reveals that there is inefficient utilization of energy in the major economic sectors of the country. This study presented several energy conservation opportunities to cause energy savings and identified about six major areas through which energy conservation measures can effectively cause some savings in energy and allow for its stability. Such areas of focus for application of energy conservation measures include manufacturing/industrial setup, office and residential buildings, power generation and distribution, transportation, energy conservation through waste control etc. Various measures that need to be considered and appropriately addressed in moving towards energy sustainability in Nigeria have been recommended among which are energy use in ventilating equipment, lighting, electrically operated industrial machines and engines, design for energy-efficient buildings etc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Sunday O Oyedepo
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 10:22
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 10:22
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7064

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