NASENI making inroads in renewable energy technologies, says EVC

He said: ”With consideration to Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets for emission reduction by 2030, the use of energy-efficient cooking stoves will boost it.

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Prof. Mohammad Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman of, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), said it was making inroads in renewable energy technologies.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Haruna disclosed this at the unveiling of the ‘save 80 efficient cooking stoves ‘, designed and manufactured by Atmosfair, Germany in collaboration with the agency.
He said: ”With consideration to Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets for emission reduction by 2030, the use of energy-efficient cooking stoves will boost it.
”NASENI hitherto had made several efforts in renewable energy technologies including biomass, wind energy and solar module manufacturing plant at Karshi, Abuja.
“Our progress in the production of solar cells locally will drastically reduce the per megawatt cost of clean electricity and making solar electricity available.”
The NASENI EVC said that the local solar cells development would promote affordability of solar energy as the prices resulting in price reduction and bolster the energy mix.
Haruna said:” This will help the nation to achieve the UN SDG no. 7 on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all.
“It will also help in achieving Nigeria’s NDC target on emission reduction by 2030.”
Representative of Atmosfair, Germany, Dr Dietrich Brockhagen said in line with Nigeria’s NDC to the Paris Agreement, 7.3 million efficient cooking stoves were envisaged to be in use in Nigerian households by 2030.
He said:” The intergovernmental panel on climate change has identified the decline of sub-saharan forests as a tipping point for Ad ca, but for the entire world climate.
“So, we are all together in this and international cooperation will only strengthen our forces in combating global warming.
“Germany is too much dependent on Russian gas, Nigeria depends on firewood, but we can cooperate in both fields, be it with cooking stoves or green hydrogen gas and become stronger together.”
Nigeria’s immediate past Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amb. Faruk Malami-Yabo said that the ‘save 80 efficient cooking stoves’, would help to combat the various disasters relating to climate change.
Three of the beneficiaries, Mrs Agada Mathew, Tani Tanko and Hafsatu Adamu commended NASENI and Atmosfair, Germany for the invaluable gesture.
 
”We will ensure the judicious usage of the stoves as they will curb many of the problems we are facing while using firewood or charcoal,” they said.