Overview of the Benefits and Drawbacks of Renewable Energy in Nigeria

Tochi Andrew Owunna

Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan, Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu *

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Kampala International University, Western Campus, Ishaka, Uganda.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Fossil fuels (crude oil, natural gas, coal, and lignite) have historically been Nigeria's main energy source. Unfortunately, all of these factors combined with additional factors—including an increase in industrial activity, an increase in national population, and worldwide climate changes—could no longer support us. As a result, our houses and businesses now face significant energy demands. There must be a different source of energy that is not exhaustible in order to keep up with the rush. Given that Nigeria is a resource-rich nation, the article aims to provide an overview of renewable energy, list its benefits and drawbacks, and make recommendations for how to use it more effectively in order to compete favorably with other nations.

Keywords: Renewable energy, benefits, drawbacks, effective use

How to Cite

Owunna, Tochi Andrew, and Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu. 2022. “Overview of the Benefits and Drawbacks of Renewable Energy in Nigeria”. Journal of Energy Research and Reviews 12 (3):1-5. https://doi.org/10.9734/jenrr/2022/v12i3238.


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