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Nigeria’s Diesel-dependent Economy Braces for Clean-fuel Rules

A diesel-run generator is on display at Mikano head office in Lagos, Nigeria, Sept. 9, 2019.

Nigeria’s frenetic commercial capital, Lagos, is plunged into darkness several times a day.

Then its generators roar, and the lights flood back on.

Nigeria is one of the world’s largest economies where businesses rely so heavily on diesel-powered generators.

More than 70% of its firms own or share the units, while government data shows generators provide at least 14 gigawatts of power annually, dwarfing the 4 gigawatts supplied on average by the country’s electricity grid.

The machines guzzle cash and spew pollution, but they are reliable in a nation where nearly 80 million people – some 40% of the population – have no access read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com