An Overview of the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Projects in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects by Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo

ABSTRACT

This paper reviews the existing legal and regulatory framework for renewable energy projects in Nigeria. The paper further examines the key provisions of various extant legislation and policies on renewable energy existing in Nigeria, and highlights the key policy thrust in these legislative instruments. The paper also looks into the various challenges confronting the development of renewable energy project so far. With a view to developing the legal and regulatory environment, the author examines the United States Legal and regulatory environment in order to draw invaluable lessons from such examination for the benefit of the legal environment in Nigeria. This concludes with significant recommendations from such study which, it is hoped, should be taken seriously by the Nigerian government and the relevant regulatory authorities with a view to strengthening the rising potential of Nigeria as a Renewable Energy (RE) hub of Africa in the very near future.

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