FG needs to diversify to renewable energy – Expert

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A renewable energy consultant, Engr Akubuo IfeanyiChukwu Clinton, has urged the Federal Government to diversify some of its electricity needs.

He said the diversification to renewable energy sources is to curb incessant blackout caused by grid collapse.

Clinton, the Managing Director, Anyinson Solar And Logistics Ltd made the urge in an interview in Imo state, South East Nigeria.

He added that diversifying some of its electricity needs to renewable energy sources will reduce the incessant blackout in the country.

Clinton said, “We cannot be relying on few hydro dams and gas powered stations, with a population of over 200 million people.

“Our government must begin to harness alternative energy sources to shore up our electricity needs to industrialise.”

He noted that the federal government could invest in more of renewable energy because it is environmentally friendly and the energy of the future.

“This sources of energy is the best, owing to its green nature and does not cause any sort of emission to the ecosystem.

“This is so because unlike other sources which exacerbate the climate change challenge, it does not pose a threat to humanity,” Clinton said.

He noted that the tiers of government could harness enormous sources that renewable energy provides owing to country’s weather patterns.

“The authorities could take advantage of the intense sunlight to power government institutions and homes with solar energy supplies.

“While wind turbines or mills cold be built in areas that is desert prone, so as to meet their energy needs,” he said.

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