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This Guidance Note provides recommendations for the government and other key stakeholders in the Nigerian renewable energy sector towards actualizing the transition to clean modern lighting and energy access for all Nigerians by 2030. Developed by Power For All; on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the “Reducing Black Carbon Emissions by Transitioning to Clean and Sustainable Lighting” project, this Guidance note follows extensive research and consultation with key stakeholders in the Nigerian renewable energy sector cutting across public, private, donor community and civil society. It also considers successful experiences from other African countries adapted to suit the Nigerian context. With the implementation of the recommendations in this Guidance Note, the enabling environment for driving energy access to all Nigerians will be created with its profound socio-economic benefits.
Section 1 - Introduces the Nigerian energy situation and potentials of modern solar lighting.
Section 2 - Describes the negative impacts of Nigeria’s energy poverty and define the socio-economic benefits of increased and sustained energy access.
Section 3 - Provides specific and simple recommendations to be implemented by the government in actualizing energy access for all Nigerians by 2030