Ramblings of a Writer… about Urbanization and Energy

Dee's Cache

Sustainable Energy and Technology

For those who know me and are unfortunate to hear me speak on my beloved country, Nigeria, they’ll know exactly where this piece will go. You can probably already hear the groans and “oh-boys” among my circle of friends and loved ones. I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, neither am I a public speaker or grandiose orator. I’m just a concerned daughter, born and half-raised in Lagos, Nigeria before making the United States my home.

For most of my childhood in Nigeria, I remember the intermittent, flickering light and the long stretches of dark quiet in my neighborhood. Later on, the humming incessant noise of generators filled the silence and for a while, there was a respite from the uncomfortable darkness. I’ve never been a fan of darkness, a most uncomfortable visitor whenever it comes… unannounced and staying for longer than…

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