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Multi-dimensional energy poverty patterns around industrial crop projects in Ghana: Enhancing the energy poverty alleviation potential of rural development strategies

Literature findings have concluded that, providing stable employment and increase in income could improve the economic status of a household and thus enable them transition from the use of traditional fuels like fuelwood to modern energy sources like electricity; and this could aid in energy...Read more

ASSESSING RENEWABLE ENERGY USE IN GHANA: THE CASE OF THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR

To alleviate the issue of energy poverty in Ghana, a number of the resources used in this PECE essay have recommended investing in renewable, sustainable and affordable energy sources to diversify the power generation mix. This paper analyses renewable energy trends in...Read more

GHANA’S ELECTRICITY POLICY SINCE 1920

In a bid to provide quality and reliable electricity to households and industries, Ghana’s first attempt to establish a modern legal framework for the energy industry was developed in the 1920s. A strategy paper was then launched in between 2012-2016 to support the 2 strategic stalwarts: “...Read more

GHANA ENERGY POLICY 2010

The 2010 National Energy Policy for Ghana was designed by the Ministry of Energy and approved by Cabinet on March 16, 2010 to facilitate the development of Ghana’s energy sector. The aim of this policy was to provide a framework to ensure the efficient management of energy resources as well as...Read more

Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy & Cost Saving Opportunities In Public Tertiary Institutions in Developing Countries: The Case of KNUST, Ghana

Having had to study with a candle or portable rechargeable light a number of times when pursuing my undergraduate studies back home in Ghana got me curious about finding alternative sustainable and renewable energy sources for my school. Depending solely on hydroelectric power coupled with...Read more

AMBITIOUS TARGETS SET FOR GHANA’S ENERGY SECTOR IN 2020 & BEYOND

This artifacts highlights Ghana’s plan to tap into her offshore potential. Currently, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation has designated 2 blocks in the Voltain Basin in which it will assume exploration activities. This is going to be done in collaboration with international agencies in...Read more

The Electricity Situation in Ghana: Challenges and Opportunities

This artifact is a paper written by Kumi (2017) and commissioned by the Center for Global Development in a bid to obtain a better understanding of Ghana’s context, and the role of international actors with respect to energy: specifically, electrification. Despite the doubling of installed...Read more

Using cocoa husks to create power in Ghana

This artifact throws more light on a project led by the University of Nottingham aimed at creating energy from cocoa husks to enable Ghana achieve her target of universal electricity access by 2030.

With Ghana being the 2nd highest cocoa producing country in the world, the probability of...Read more

DUMSOR: ENERGY CRISIS IN GHANA

This paper by Owusu-Adjapong (2018) highlights the incidence of regular power outages in Ghana, and the impact of relying heavily on the Akosombo Dam, the largest generator of Ghana’s hydropower. Despite the fact that installed generation capacity has increased (almost doubled) over the course...Read more

Why the Government's Plans for Coal Must be Replaced By a Renewable Energy Alternative.

This artifact suggests that producing energy through renewable sources especially solar and wind is the choicest option for the private sector to produce and commercialize energy using the distributed model. This model is used to describe the setting where equipment for power generation using...Read more

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