Satya Shah, Olumide Olajide Ojo, Elmira Naghi Ganji, Ahmed Kadry Idris Abdellah
Energy savings, Climate change, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Telecommunications, Nigeria
The efforts towards mitigating the effects of climate change should be more focused towards reducing CO2 and greenhouse gases emissions within the current regulations. One of the ways to achieve this is through encouraging more energy saving practices and reduction of carbon footprint within all production, commercial and service related functions within organisations. Nigeria has been identified with higher emission of greenhouse gases due to downstream gas flaring combined with rapid industrialisation, urbanisation and commercialisation activities. This research paper examines the potential impacts of energy saving within Nigerian telecoms industry, and highlights how telecoms base stations have great challenges and threats towards the climate change from the amount of energy generated within the system. The paper conducts a literature study on energy savings with key focus towards energy usage, its impacts, and concepts and towards the benefits of energy saving practices. The research also investigates within the concept of energy saving towards using sustainable methods for addressing the climate change issues. Further investigations towards the prospect of using renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar, geothermal and others are presented within the paper. Finally, sustainability assessment of these renewable technologies had been conducted towards providing recommendations for more suitable, alternative and affordable strategies for replacing or complementing conventional methods of powering telecoms industries in future.
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Satya Shah, Olumide Olajide Ojo, Elmira Naghi Ganji, Ahmed Kadry Idris Abdellah. (2017) Impact of Sustainable Energy Savings in Nigerian Telecoms Industry. International Journal of Renewable Energy Sources, 2, 27-35