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Embrace alternative energy, save environment – LASG

Governor of Lagos State, Raji Fashola

The Lagos State Government on Monday urged residents to use alternative sources of energy to address environmental challenges and reduce carbon emission responsible for global warming. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Fouad Animashaun, during the opening of the fourth Alternative Power Exhibition in Lagos, said science had provided alternative options for sourcing energy without destroying the environment.

He said, “We have the renewable lanterns, renewable cookers; these are developments that will help reduce hazards to our environment. “Solar energy is going to be very useful. This is a good time to get one solar product in our houses.” The SSA said the state government had keyed into alternative sources of energy, which could be seen in its solar-powered street lights project.

He said, “At the moment, the problem we have with solar lighting has been illumination. But at the moment we are solving them.” Animashaun advised residents to form the habit of switching off electrical appliances to save energy that could be used by others who needed it. In his keynote address on ‘Government’s Challenges in the Sustainability of Solar Project’, a representative of the Council for Renewable Energy, Mrs. Anita Okuribudo, listed some of the challenges of alternative energy as substandard equipment, inadequate research and development activity and lack of skilled manpower.

From: The Punch

Source: http://www.punchng.com/news/embrace-alternative-energy-save-environment-lasg/