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Sustainable Energy Implementation In Urban Nigeria

  • Richard INGWE


    (Centre for Research and Action on Developing Locales, Regions and the Environment, 14b Musaha Street, Calabar South, Cross River State, Nigeria)

  • Benjamin INYANG


    (Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria)

  • Simon ERING


    (Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences Building, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
    Cross River University of Technology, Calabar Campus, Calabar South LGA, Cross River State,Nigeria)

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    A global new deal (describing a comprehensive programme designed to respond to multiple crises in financial, economic, environmental and social sectors) recently adopted by advanced countries comprises sustainable (renewable and efficient) energy and environmentally-friendly technologies. Despite the abundance of natural renewable energy resources in Nigeria, sustainable energy remains ignored and underplayed. Aetiological method and concept of postneoliberalism were used to analyse historical data on sustainable energy production and use in Nigeria. The findings include prolonged use of neoliberalistic political framework: military dictatorship, ineptitude in terms of adoption of sustainable energy due to the culture comprising historical scramble to steal and misappropriate funds earned from export, production and use, of fossil fuels (petroleum oil and natural gas). After criminally enriching themselves by stealing public funds, Nigeria’s elite (characterized by opulent living) over-use and rely on conventional energy technologies (CETs)-especially gigantic and powerful fossil fuel-run power generating sets It is concluded that the failure of Nigeria’s elite to facilitate massive and rapid implementation of sustainable energy technologies to address multiple crises hampering the achievement of sustainable development in the country beckons for the creation of new postneoliberalistic policies are required to promote massive and rapid implementation of sustainable energy technologies at decentralized sub-national urban regions based on the proven model of distributed generation and supply of SETs.

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    Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (December)
    Pages: 39-57

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