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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:11 am
by Dora Jimenez
First of all, I want to highlight the importance and the need for studies on the economic impact of renewable energies in developing countries with great dependence on highly polluting energy sources.
Second, I have the following comments on the project that could help improve the proposal:

• The relationship between renewable energy and gender inequality in the project is not clear. It is clear that this type of energy improves the welfare of the population in general, but not necessarily in favor of a certain gender. Therefore, the authors should broaden this aspect and clarify if for the specific case of Nigeria there is a favorable state power generation policy that aims to benefit a specific gender in terms of employment and salary.

• In case there is a state policy in favor of a specific gender, I consider it necessary to make a description about this policy. In order to have a clearer scenario.

• Some of the policy instruments proposed by the Nigerian government in the transition to renewable energy scenario should be presented more broadly. This in order to have a much clearer idea about what types of shocks could be introduced in the model and in this way to understand what the expected impacts would be.

• On the other hand, it should also be clarified a little more about what would be the types of renewable energy to be studied and their expected impact on welfare. The above due to some sources of renewable energy also has negative effects on the environment, such as biomes. since its combustion generates nitrogen dioxide and other pollutants.