Energy Transitions in Nigeria: The Evolution of Energy Infrastructure Provision (1800–2015)

Edomah, Norbert and Foulds, Chris and Jones, Aled W. (2016) Energy Transitions in Nigeria: The Evolution of Energy Infrastructure Provision (1800–2015). Energies, 9 (7). p. 484. ISSN 1996-1073

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en9070484

Abstract

The provision of energy infrastructure is essential for economic growth, social cohesion, and environmental sustainability. Understanding the multiple functions and services it provides us requires firstly a deeper understanding of the factors that influence energy infrastructure itself. This paper focusses on the factors that influence the evolution of energy infrastructure in Nigeria. By studying different eras of energy use according to the technologies that were being implemented, resources that were available, and the political practice of the time it is possible to better frame the drivers of energy infrastructure. The paper explores the transitions of how Nigerians managed to obtain the vast majority of energy from food calories and traditional biomass, to the broad portfolio of energy sources that is in use today.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: energy transitions, energy histories, energy demand, energy efficiency, energy policy, developing countries, Africa
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Prof Aled Jones
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 13:22
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 11:30
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/700123

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