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Nigeria’s average electricity tariff drops by 48% in 4 years

NIGERIA’s average electricity tariff drops by 48 percent in four years to 8.10 cent per kilowatts hours, kWh, from 15.67 per cent recorded in 2014. In its latest report obtained by Vanguard, the World Bank stated: “Between 2009 and 2014, rapid movement towards cost reflexivity were made such that by 2014, the average end-user tariff in Nigeria was close to the median for other West African countries.

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175 killed, 10,000 hospitalized in fresh Cholera outbreak in north-east.

According to the council, about 10,000 people have also been hospitalized in the three states. It attributed the cholera outbreak to crowded internally displaced persons (IDP) camps and host communities. In a statement on Tuesday, Janet Chenero, programme manager of NRC, said there is urgent need for improved hygiene facilities to combat the deadly cholera outbreaks.

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Kenya keen to go completely green by 2020

Kenya targets 100 per cent transition to green energy by 2020 as it scales up investment in renewable energy to address the climate change challenge, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. “In concrete terms, renewable energy makes up 70 per cent of Kenya’s installed electric power capacity,” he added.

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World has no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants, warns IEA

The world has so many existing fossil fuel projects that it cannot afford to build any more polluting infrastructure without busting international climate change goals, the global energy watchdog has warned. The International Energy Agency said almost all of the world’s carbon budget up to 2040 – the amount that can be emitted without causing dangerous warming – would be eaten up by today’s power stations, vehicles and industrial facilities.

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