NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
West Africa to phase-out inefficient incandescent lamps

By News Express on 10/07/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 4,541


DAKAR, Senegal, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Government representatives from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have successfully established a regionally coordinated framework to transition to energy efficient lighting. The strategy identifies the complete phase-out of inefficient incandescent lamps by 2020, the latest. The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Senegal agreed to sponsor all events of efficient lighting initiative, at the request of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in order to rally other ECOWAS member states.

The announcement comes on the heels of a workshop for the development of a regional strategy for Energy Efficient lighting held from 2 – 3 July, 2013 in Dakar, Senegal, hosted by the ECREEE and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) en.lighten initiative, with support of the Club of National Agencies and Structures in Charge of Rural Electrification (Club-ER).

The workshop raised awareness and built consensus on the various technical options available at regional and international levels for the development of a concrete regional efficient lighting strategy. Addressing gender issues was also on the agenda, as women are both the proponents and beneficiaries of positive changes in the energy sector.

“The achievement of a permanent and sustainable transition to efficient lighting in ECOWAS countries is dependent on the development and implementation of national and regional efficient lighting strategies with an integrated policy approach, which incorporates global best practices,” said Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE. “We are pleased to partner with UNEP’s en.lighten initiative in the task of accelerating global market transformation to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies.”

A transition away from general service incandescent lamps to more efficient lighting would save the region an estimated US$ 220 million each year in energy costs. West African nations together could save a total of 2.4 terawatt hours of electricity, which is equivalent 6.7% of the total yearly energy consumption. The savings would be enough to power over 1.2 million households.

ECREEE, as the leading organization in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency in West Africa, launched the initiative on energy efficient lighting, as one of its priority programs as part of the ECOWAS Policy on Energy Efficiency adopted in Accra, Ghana in October 2012. The use of energy was identified as a fundamental component of achieving the UN Secretary-General’s “Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)” objectives in the ECOWAS region.

The UNEP en lighten initiative seeks to address the challenges of accelerating global market transformation to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies by providing technical support for the phase-out of inefficient lighting. The ECOWAS efficient lighting initiative with en.lighten is part of the overall development goal for West Africa to improve access to modern, reliable and affordable energy services, energy security as well as the reduction of negative impacts on the energy system.

“To achieve a permanent and sustainable transition to energy efficient lighting, regional efficient lighting strategies need to follow an integrated policy approach and incorporate global best practices,” said Gustavo Manez, Project Manager for the en.lighten intiative. “We are pleased to see that consensus has been reached in the ECOWAS region for pertinent policy aspects such as minimum energy performance standards, supporting policies, monitoring, verification and enforcement activities, and the environmentally sound management of lighting products.”

The meeting in Dakar follows a launch workshop held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in April of this year, attended by delegates from the ECOWAS Ministries of Energy as well as representatives from standards organizations, and international lighting experts. Here, participants agreed on a roadmap for the development of the regional efficient lighting strategy.

Photo shows Executive Director of ECREEE, Mahama Kappiah.

Source News Express

Posted 10/07/2013 5:36:29 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
IPOB begins road repairs

HURIWA suspects sabotage in Federal Secretariat inferno, seeks...

Police seeks support to tackle kidnapping challenges

Ozubulu church massacre: ‘Bishop’ buries father in grand...

APC behind Alamieyiesagha’s death —Ijaw group

Electoral Violence: Rivers APC Committee indicts PDP, lists...

Over-confidence: Learn from King Solomon’s experience, Christians told...

The change mantra, by Folu Olamiti

Trade: FG calls for standard packaging of made-in-Nigeria...

Why we’re sponsoring U-17 Africa Championship —Airtel

Kano fanatics who killed Igbo woman for alleged...

Herdsmen kill 10 in Kogi invasion

 

Latest News UBA shareholders approve N22.23bn dividend for 2017 Lawmaker loses 10 family members in road accident Drug Abuse: Over two million bottles of codeine consumed daily in Kano Protesters storm Melaye's residence as security operatives invade premises 2018 budget: MDAs have complied with FG’s directives –Akabueze …Says 2019 elections won’t affect implementation Dangote Cement appoints Makoju Managing Director/CEO Atiku to unveil agenda for Nigeria Wednesday JOHESU Strike: FG sets up committee to review unions’ demand Sex for marks: OAU asks Monica Osagie, to appear before panel Tuesday Ekiti 2018: Buhari grants Fayemi leave of absence as minister Zamfara Govt. increases corps members’ allowance ahead of 2019 elections Hope rises for increased power supply as TCN inaugurates 100MVA transformer

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (339,636 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (334,630 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (267,774 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (220,187 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (202,099 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (198,102 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (172,837 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (155,195 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (147,121 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (139,030 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (136,894 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (129,582 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (36) Business & Economy (3,069) Business Verdict (40) Columnists (836) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (483) Features (569) Global Business Monitor (264) International (1,924) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (116) News (34,704) Opinion (916) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,808) Religion (723) Sports (1,484) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

NLNG Science and Literature Prize Awards

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement