Nigeria To Partner With US On CEDI, Benefit From Energy Initiative

The governments of Nigeria and the United States have signed an agreement to partner on the Climate Energy Demand Initiative (CEDI).

United States Special Envoy on Climate Change, John Kerry signed the Climate Energy Demand Initiative (CEDI) with Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi.

This happened on Tuesday, September 13, when Kerry during his visit to Nigeria told the minister of environment that the US president, Joe Biden has also created the President’s Emergency Programme for Adaptation and Resilience.

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CEDI was launched by the United States Government in November 2021, for the purpose of connecting countries with companies seeking to rapidly deploy clean energy to offset electricity demand in their sectors, including health, manufacturing, retail, technology, and transportation.

Nigeria as a CEDI partner, could stands to benefit from the $12 billion set aside for the implementation of the programme.

This means that Nigeria will now be able to implement a robust, reliable, cost-competitive, and credible procurement options that are free of human rights violations to help meet clean energy targets and enable other corporates to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Nigeria and the United States will work together to reduce carbon emissions in the country while exploring natural gas for industrialization and electricity supply

Both countries will work to maximize the use of renewable energies, particularly solar energy and wind.

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