Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

SHS Solar Program To Cost $420m – Energy Ministry
  It would cost government more than $420 million to roll out solar power generation in all second cycle schools across the country. This amount, however, would not include subsequent maintenance of the equipment. The Deputy Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy, Seth Mahu who disclosed... Read more
Government to strictly enforce new LPG regulatory measures – President
Government is fully committed to the enforcement of the new regulatory measures for the operations of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated. The new government regulatory measures, agreed at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, October 12, arises out of the need for... Read more
Gas Explosion: Gov’t Will Be Tough – Bawumia
Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has given the strongest indication that the government will announce a new directive in the coming days to deal with the frequent gas explosions in Ghana. Speaking at the scene of a gas explosion at the Atomic Junction in the nation’s capital Accra Sunday,... Read more
Flagstaff House, Parliament To Run On Solar Energy
Ghana’s seat of government, the Flagstaff House and Parliament would soon be running on solar energy, following the ratification of a framework agreement on renewable energy.With the ratification, a 400 megawatt solar plant would be established with engineering being provided by Early Power Limited. Being the 14th country in... Read more
ECREE ,Koforidua Technical University build capacity on solar thermal energy exploitation in Ghana
The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREE ),has began processes to help Ghana exploit the abundant solar thermal energy potential for domestic ,Commercial and industrial use. Ghana’s geographic location around the equatorial sun-belt  provides strategic advantage to exploit the abundant solar energy resources to fix its... Read more
GHACCO to implement new Strategic Business Plan
The Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels (GHACCO) will soon implement its new Five-Year Strategic Business Plan (SBP), as part of the support to the Clean Cooking project in Ghana. Mrs Sarah Naa Dedei Agbey, the Chairperson of GHACCO, said the organisation was led by this SBP process... Read more
Solar programme launched to boost sustainable energy supply
Phanes Group, an integrated end-to-end solar provider, has launched its first Solar Incubator programme, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative, ‘The PV Solar Incubator, Your Project, Our Expertise, for a Sustainable Future,’ would be... Read more
African Ministers partner Ghana to launch radio telescope
  The launch of Ghana’s first Radio Astronomy Observatory on Thursday was preceded with the Fourth Ministerial Conference involving the nine partner African countries that are institutionalising cooperation in radio astronomy in Africa. The conference, hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), served as a... Read more
Traditional cookstoves encourage environmental degradation – GHACCO
Mr Raymond Kusorgbor, the National Programme Coordinator of Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels (GHACCO), said over reliance on traditional cookstoves had encouraged deforestation, environmental degradation and climate change. He said traditional cookstoves and open fires had posed a number of health risks including infections of the eye,... Read more
In Kenya, fuel made from human faeces keeps the home fires burning
A Kenyan company has taken the mantra “waste not, want not” to unusual lengths by using human faeces to manufacture briquettes for use for use in cooking and heating. The fuel is made by workers from the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company, who dry it, treat it in... Read more