Over the years, Nigeria’s primary source of energy and earnings has been fossil-type energy resources such as crude oil, natural gas, coal, lignite, and tar sands. As the negative effects of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions become more apparent, key players throughout the world agree that it is time to shift the focus to renewable energy. In comparison to traditional energy sources like coal, oil, and natural gas, renewable energy sources like biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind are limitless and environmentally friendly. Furthermore, the utilization of renewable energy in Nigeria will offer energy security while also promoting economic development and combating climate change. Renewable Energy (RE) resources are abundant in Nigeria, and it is high time the country utilised its abundant RE resources. This paper analyses the legal framework for renewable energy in Nigeria in calling for a more environmentally friendly approach to sourcing for energy.
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UNILAG Law Review, (2022) Volume 5 Edition 2
About the Author
Oluwatobi Fagbemi is an Associate at Kenna Partners and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.