The present study examined the energy and SO2 emission performance in electricity generation in Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to determine thetrend analysis aggregate Green House Gas emissions in Nigeria, evaluate the effect of SO2 gas emissions on energy performance in Nigeria, examine the effect of SO2 gas emissions on electricity generation in Nigeria and analyse the trend of SO2 gas emissions against Gross Domestic Product emission index in Nigeria. The study adopted ex post facto research design. Secondary data from National Green House Gases Inventory Report over a period of 18 years. The greenhouse gases and other parameters that were extracted from the statistical bulletin include; SO2 Emission, CH4 emission, NO2 Emission (Gg), CO2 emission, (Gg), Energy consumed, Gross Domestic Product emissions index and Electricity generation in Nigeria. Econometric View version 9 was used for the trend analysis of the combined gas emissions. The trend analysis of aggregate gas emissions from 2000 to 2017 showed that SO2, CO₂, CH4 and NO₂ had a positive trend of persistent and continuous increase over the years under study. The result showed that aggregate gas emissions of gases ranged between 148,086Gg and 182,686Gg for CH4, 19,822Gg and 32,614Gg for NO2, 296,508Gg and 462884Gg for CO2 within 2002 and 2017 respectively. SO2 gas emissions on energy performance in Nigeria from 2000 to 2017 increased from 41Gg to 68Gg. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that the government should maintain expenditure on infrastructures that are environmentally friendly and encourage renewable energy investors through subsidies and incentives so that as the economy grows, the threat of climate change can be adapted and mitigated through reduction in emissions.
AZUBUIKE, M (2023). Energy and S02 emission performance in Electricity generation in Nigeria. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Dec 06, 2023, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/energy-and-s02-emission-performance-in-electricity-generation-in-nigeria-7-2
MUNACHIMSO, AZUBUIKE. "Energy and S02 emission performance in Electricity generation in Nigeria" Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 12 Sep. 2023, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/energy-and-s02-emission-performance-in-electricity-generation-in-nigeria-7-2. Accessed 06 Dec. 2023.
MUNACHIMSO, AZUBUIKE. "Energy and S02 emission performance in Electricity generation in Nigeria". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 12 Sep. 2023. Web. 06 Dec. 2023. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/energy-and-s02-emission-performance-in-electricity-generation-in-nigeria-7-2 >.
MUNACHIMSO, AZUBUIKE. "Energy and S02 emission performance in Electricity generation in Nigeria" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2023). Accessed 06 Dec. 2023. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/energy-and-s02-emission-performance-in-electricity-generation-in-nigeria-7-2