Nigerian operators slam tariff hike on solar panels call for govt intervention
24 September 2018 | 5:40 am
Operators in Nigeria’s energy space are clamoring for government's intervention on tariff hikes for solar panel importation. Segun Adaju, President of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the details and its implication on Nigeria’s bid to improve its energy mix.
The windfall levy on energy companies that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is proposing could make billions of euros available to cushion the blow of soaring energy costs. That's likely to come as welcome news to many households.
The European Commission’s energy supremo, Estonian Kadri Simson, recently visited Ukraine to discuss what can be done to help energy infrastructure damaged in Russian missile attacks. She details plans to transfer specialised machinery and devices to Ukraine through a dedicated fund. The Commissioner also updates us on the negotiations among EU member states on a possible price cap on gas imports – a potential response to Europe's energy crisis.
CO2 shortages caused by high energy prices are hitting the food and beverage industry hard. Breweries are taking some of the biggest hits.
Rising gas and oil prices have plunged Europe into its worst energy crisis in decades. France has been hit hard, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. Nuclear and hydroelectric power, the country's main sources of electricity, are both running out of steam. Has the French energy mix hit a breaking point? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
France has become the first country to tender out industrial-size floating offshore wind farms. The floating platforms are more promising than existing renewables but still have some hurdles to overcome.
Talks are taking place in Brussels on a proposal to set the ceiling for the price of Russian natural gas at €275 per megawatt hour. The plan has come under criticism from all sides for either being too complicated, too high or unnecessary.
As we wrestle with an energy crisis, should we turn on the lights to cheer ourselves up? DW asked people at Berlin's Botanical Garden what they think of the fine line between festivity and sustainability.
A Swiss company has built what is being called a giant water battery deep under the Alps that provides energy storage capacity equivalent to 400,000 electric car batteries. It could be a game-changer.
German Economy Minister Robert Habeck sees corruption as the only explanation for Qatar getting the World Cup. Qatar's Energy Minister Saad Sharida al-Kaabi has now fired back in an interview with a German tabloid.
Moldova relies heavily on Russia and Ukraine for energy and has been badly hit by Russia's invasion of its eastern neighbor. In this interview, Moldovan PM Natalia Gavrilita explains the challenges her country faces.
The government has already said it will cap the cost of gas and electricity next year. Bild newspaper reported that energy firms could now be banned from raising prices, with hikes already announced set to be revoked.
Africa boasts massive energy production potential, yet millions of people are without electricity. At a recent roundtable in Dakar, energy experts said that technology transfer is crucial to achieving energy transition.
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