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Renewable Energy Potentials Across North Eastern Nigeria: A Review

The increasing demand for energy has enhanced the usage and pursuit for whatsoever form of energy. Regrettably, some forms of energy have numerous negative impacts socially, economically and on our physical environment. In addition to that, Nigerian national grid could not provide enough power to the country. This necessitated the hunt for an energy source that is; environmentally friendly, economically viable and socially acceptable. Some of these renewable sources are practicable at individual stage while some require government intervention. North eastern Nigeria been one of the most populous geopolitical zones in Nigeria still believe and rely on hydroelectric power generated by government which is not sufficient. Others rely on petroleum generators which are not friendly (socially and environmentally) and are increasingly becoming costly. This paper highlights the renewable energy potentials of the region based on previous researches. The renewable energy sources reviewed are solar energy, Geothermal energy, Wind energy and Biomass. The advantages and potentials of these sources are discussed. This will help to awaken individuals to energy solutions that require no recurring cost and are environmentally friendly.

Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Geothermal Energy, Biomass, Wind Energy, North Eastern Nigeria

Ahmad Alhassan, Abdullahi Hussaini, Ohakwere-Eze Michael Coat, Abubakar Babangida, Abubakar Magaji, et al. (2023). Renewable Energy Potentials Across North Eastern Nigeria: A Review. International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy, 12(3), 29-34.

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