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Renewable energy advocate seeks end to greenhouse emissions

An advocate of cleaner environment through the use of renewable energy, Temidayo Joshua, has urged Nigerians to embrace clean energy as part of measures to reduce carbon emission in the environment.

According to her, the ‘Go Green’ campaign she embarked upon is aimed at creating awareness on the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on planet earth.

Temidayo, who started her campaign by publishing articles urging Nigerians to embrace replacing dirty fuels with renewable energy, asked Lagosians to go green and support a girl child to achieve her dream of a cleaner environment.

Addressing journalists during the campaign, she expressed gratitude to Lagosians for supporting her by accepting her message on the Go Green Campaign.

Regarding her inspiration for the campaign, she said: “It all began in my secondary years when I was given a topic on the effects of greenhouse emissions on planet earth. Through research, I discovered that rising greenhouse emissions will lead to increase in global warming which may make the earth inhabitable for you and me.

“I couldn’t study sciences in the university due to lack of financial support, but I had the opportunity to get trained in solar energy installation and today, I am not just an expert in solar panel installation, but also an advocate of cleaner energy in Nigeria and the world.”

On the perception that solar energy is relatively expensive, she argued that on the contrary, it is relatively cheaper when compared to conventional grid energy in the long run.

“As you may be aware, with the recent hike in electricity tariff, customers are now paying an average of N56/kwh and there is also the challenge of crazy billing whereby customers will pay for energy they didn’t consume.

“With solar energy, you spend less than N30/kwh, you have total control of your energy consumption, you need not bother about crazy billing and most importantly, you are contributing to the promotion of cleaner and sustainable energy.”

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