Enhancing the Use of Renewable Energy in the Transportation Sector of Nigeria

Imhade P. Okokpujie, Lagouge K. Tartibu, Innocent O. Tukuru

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Energy efficiency and conservation stand as pillars of sustainable economic growth, facilitating job creation and climate change mitigation. Renewable energy, a sustainable and recyclable energy form, is increasingly being integrated into several systems. However, the transportation sector, a crucial component of national infrastructure, remains heavily reliant on petroleum, particularly in Nigeria. The dependence on petroleum, a fossil fuel derivative, has resulted in escalating costs and environmental pollution due to CO2 emissions. This study aims to assess the potential for integrating renewable energy into Nigeria's transportation sector, focusing on the environmental and economic implications. A comprehensive literature review was conducted, with sources predominantly drawn from Scopus-indexed journals. The review covers various modes of transport, including inland and ocean water transport, land-based transport, and electric vehicles. Our findings reveal a pressing need for renewable energy integration to counteract the environmental and economic challenges posed by petroleum dependency. This study also highlights the barriers to renewable energy adoption and proposes viable solutions. By transitioning to renewable energy sources, Nigeria's transportation sector could become more sustainable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-198
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Transport Development and Integration
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • electric vehicles
  • electricity markets
  • energy policy
  • petroleum
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development
  • transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation


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