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PhD, Professor Asher BEN-ARIEH, Director of Haruv Institute, Ierusalim, Israel

PhD, Professor Gary B. MELTON, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

PhD, Professor John LUTZKER, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

PhD, Professor Michael J. PALMIOTTO, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

PhD, Professor Jill KORBIN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Professor Keith HALEY, Tiffin University, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Jimmy TAYLOR, Ohio University, Zanesville, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Andrea WIGFIELD, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

PhD, Professor Elizabeth ECKERMANN, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

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PhD, Professor Amitabh KUNDU, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , India

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PhD, Professor Manuel Antonio GARRETON, Chile University, Santiago de Chile, Chile

PhD, Professor Renata FRANC, Social Science Institute "Ivo Pilar", Zagreb, Croatia

PhD, Professor Asun LLENA BERNE, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

PhD, Professor Nawab Ali KHAN, Saman bin Abduaziz University, Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PhD, Professor Nicolae SALI, "Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova", Chisinau, Moldova

PhD, Professor Mihaela TOMIŢĂ, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Valeriu IOAN-FRANC, Director Adjunct al Institutului National de Cercetari Economice

PhD, Professor Corina CACE, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

PhD, Professor Mircea ALEXIU, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Stefan COJOCARU, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi


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Electronic: 2247-6571


Articles:
NONGOVERNMENT SECTOR FIGHTING CANCER IN ROMANIA
Adela Elena POPA, Ionela VLASE, Felicia MORÂNDĂU


REPOSITIONING RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN A FOSSIL FUEL-RICH ECONOMY

Abstract
How has being a fossil fuel-rich country affected the large scale adoption of renewable energy and its associate technologies for rural electrification and development projects in Nigeria? This is one of the most prevalent questions of significant interest to energy experts and observers in Nigeria. Discerning the factors at play it is believed, could help soothe the troubling energy dichotomy of having an abundance of energy sources and being one of the least served with electricity in the world. This qualitative phenomenological study explored across a spectrum of selected energy bureaucrats within some federal government agencies, the seemingly lack of interest in the utilization of the abundant renewable energy sources for rural electrification projects in Nigeria and the influence if any, fossil fuel has had on the use of these energy sources for rural electrification. Following a qualitative research methodology, data on specific issues affecting the uptake of renewable energy technologies in rural electrification in Nigeria was collected through document analysis and semi-structured interviews. It was found that for renewable energy to be entrenched in the rural electrification sector in Nigeria, it needed a high level of legitimacy. As found by the study, this required conscious government participation, increased awareness, serious advocacy, improved bureaucratic involvement, and efforts to overcome liabilities of newness of the concept of renewable energy powered rural electrification.
Keywords
Legitimacy; Renewable energy; Rural electrification

Author
Theophilus Ifeanyichukwu AMOKWU
PhD Candidate at the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand, e-mail: t.i.amokwu.07@aberdeen.ac.uk

How to cite
Amokwu, T.I. (2016). REPOSITIONING RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN A FOSSIL FUEL-RICH ECONOMY, Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 2/2016, 70-85


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