African Energy trains Nigerians on re...

African Energy trains Nigerians on renewable energy

There are 2 comments on the Vanguard story from Apr 21, 2013, titled African Energy trains Nigerians on renewable energy. In it, Vanguard reports that:

One of the major complaints by Nigerians about renewable energy, especially solar, apart from the cost, is that it does not work.

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Ms Nike Newton

Bath, UK

#1 Apr 22, 2013
I would imagine that the way forward for Nigerian transport systems is to invest in trams and low energy transport systems. They should also invest in trawlers and small boats. The existing transport systems such as cars, trucks and aeroplanes need to be supported so that it is cheaper, viable and safe. Miss Nike Newton.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#2 Apr 23, 2013
Nigerian are experiencing the same false ideologies that we are all continuously being bombarded by the oily Robber Barons. It fair them well to embrace their neighbors Green policies. Take advantage of their deserts and Barron Lands and remove the tyrannical claws of the Oily Robber Barons.

Arab, African American deserts can very well be the new glut for energy source. Consider that with a mere 35,000 square miles of barren desert, it can provide the entire planet with its energy requirements.
Presently such an adventure is being studied to do just that. Europe is pushing for a Desertec plan to embrace solar thermal collectors in North Africa and Southern Europe. Heated water to provide the energy to the dynamos to feed their nations. Goal at present is to achieve 15 to 20 percent of Europe’s electrical needs by mid century.
Logistical barriers, from the deserts to the cooler Northern regions, are being addressed by Franz Trieb, German engineer who is responsible for the initial studies on Desertec.
One strategy he proposes is to gather solar and wind as well as thermal energies into a large storage tanks of molten salt.
[ Giant Capacitors!] to be tapped into as demand requires 24/7.
Control on distribution is regulated by a central command system.
Representatives of the Moroccan and Egyptian government have publicly expressed support for Desertec.
Solar Thermal Collectors are more efficient than solar panels. Infrastructures required to logistically serve Northern Europe, would require subsides to make them competitive to oil and coal. Considering that governments around the world contribute $312 billion in subsides to fossil fuel industries and only $57 billion to renewable, is an area of corporatist political biases. One that calls for a solution. To suggest or imply that we need to prioritize our wealth investments into a depreciating, limited, polluting cost systems is beyond reason. With complete non polluting renewable system at the ready for deployment. Increase in productivity of employment and an added benefit in reducing negative health issues through out the world and all species.
Deployment of the magnitude will take years as we transfer our energy base and the required technologies upgrades to our present infrastructure to increase efficiency in use of all energies and communicational information.
Joseph Romm, a physicist at the Center For American Progress, emphasizes the vast out lay and importance of the infrastructure. Solar Thermal Plants of the magnitude of 500 megawatts are presently under construction in Quarzazate, Morocco. As these plants come to maturity additional plants will go under constructions in various barren desert regions of the world. Infrastructure to address the distributions will be of a paramount quest for our present undertaking.
The GREEN Is Bursting Out!!

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