Climate Change And a Case For Renewable Energy Options

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In November 2012, I presented a co-authored study at the African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS) Network’s Annual Conference and Workshop held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Professor Lynn K. Mytelka gave the concluding remarks at the conference and talked about the decisions African countries needed to make when considering options for meeting their energy needs. Those remarks got me thinking about Nigeria’s situation and gave rise to this piece.

With Climate Change as a present reality, this piece makes a case for Nigeria to focus on Renewable Energy Options in tackling its energy challenges. The piece specially focused on why renewable energy technologies were a better option for Nigeria than Nuclear Energy Technologies at that point.

In writing the piece, I reviewed and/or discussed recent debates on Nuclear Energy  and Renewable Energy; Technology Management principles; Safety practices in Nigeria; and new developments in the Energy Sectors of some European countries.

The piece was published in the Nigerian Guardian’s Youth Speak Column on July 1, 2013 and can be found here.

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