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AN OVERVIEW OF THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS
UNILAG LAW REVIEW (2017)
  • Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo
Abstract
This paper reviews the existing legal and regulatory framework for renewable energy projects in Nigeria. The paper further examines the key provisions of various extant legislations and policies on renewable energy existing in Nigeria, and highlights the key policy thrust in these legislative instruments. The paper also looks into the various challenges confronting the development of renewable energy project so far. With a view to developing the legal and regulatory environment, the author examines the United States Legal and regulatory environment in order to draw invaluable lessons from such examination for the benefit of the legal environment in Nigeria. This concludes with significant recommendations from such study which, it is hoped, should be taken seriously by the Nigerian government and the relevant regulatory authorities with a view to strengthening the rising potential of Nigeria as a Renewable Energy (RE) hub of Africa in the very near future.
Keywords
  • Renewable energy,
  • energy policy,
  • Power Sector
Disciplines
Publication Date
Summer June 7, 2017
Publisher Statement
The article is well researched and constitute a reference guide for the existing legal and regulatory framework for the renewable energy projects in Nigeria. It is a must read for any professional interested in this emerging area of the law in the Nigerian Energy Market.
Citation Information
Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo. "AN OVERVIEW OF THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS" UNILAG LAW REVIEW Vol. VOL.1 Iss. NO.1 (2017) p. 22 - 47 ISSN: 1
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/oluwaseun_ojo/16/