The necessity for the adoption of clean energy has yet again been reiterated as Clean Technology Hub in partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa, OSIWA organizes a workshop to promote access to clean energy solutions in Nigeria.
Speaking at the one day workshop, Yeside Dipo-Salami disclosed that there are over one billion people in the world without access to energy with 621 million people in Africa adding that they thereafter rely on unclean energy as alternatives.
Dipo-Salami explained that it is imperative to adopt clean and safe energy instead of using expensive, dangerous and unsustainable sources of energy. She identified the benefit of the use of clean energy as that which eliminates “adverse health effects on women and children”.
Conversations at the workshop also focused on distributing renewable energy services to rural communities where there are no access to clean energy. Participants who were majorly women were enlightened on using solar to make money.
Panellists urged participants to transit from the inefficient energy sources and adopt clean energy sources.