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LGs, states told to promote clean energy systems

States and local governments have been urged to empower rural communities to promote the use of clean energy systems.

States and local governments have been urged to empower rural communities to promote the use of clean energy systems.

This was even as the National Bureau of Statistics said only 10.5% of all households used Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking.

Ewah Eleri, the Director of the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), stated this in Maiduguri. He said that it would take a shift in policy and political prioritisation for goal of universal access to clean cooking to be reached by 2030.

According to Eleri, “there is the need to have a clear and strong national agency to lead the effort to reach universal access. States and local governments must be involved in the delivery of clean cooking energy services. It is also important that we strengthen the supply chain for LPG and improve wood stoves, and ensure that this fuel and technologies reach the poor.”