Open Defecation menace :Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah would have been dissapointed

On the occasion of Founders Day, the Media Coalition Against Open Defecation has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the contributions of Ghana’s forebears which led to independence. A statement signed by the Convener, Emmanuel Addai, reminds the public of the threat posed by the practice of open defecation to…

Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace

The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and…

Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan

Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt, One…

Big Oil pledges to slash potent greenhouse gas emission
A group of the world’s top oil and gas companies pledged on Monday to slash emissions of a potent greenhouse gas by a fifth by 2025 in an effort to battle climate change. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), which U.S. giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron joined recently,... Read more
Tropenbos holds forum on Sustainable Charcoal Production
  Tropenbos International Ghana, a Forestry -oriented  non-profit organization has organized a forum at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana  on Sustainable charcoal production as part of the Ax Project, which was being implemented in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of... Read more
EU probes VW, BMW, Daimler over alleged emissions collusion
U antitrust regulators are investigating whether BMW (BMWG.DE), Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) colluded to restrict the rollout of clean emission technology, a move that could lead to hefty fines for the German carmakers.   The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation on Tuesday, nearly a year after it... Read more
EU countries agree to explore hydrogen as energy source
European Union energy ministers agreed on Tuesday to pool efforts to increase the use of hydrogen in transport and power as part of the bloc’s attempt to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The non-binding initiative, seen by Reuters and endorsed by 25 EU nations, calls for... Read more
Ghana to achieve 10% renewable energy by 2020 -President
  The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, 15th September, 2018, commissioned a 20-megawatt solar plant, and inspected ongoing works at the Casa de-Ropa Ltd, a “1-district-1-factory” initiative, all in the Gomoa West constituency. Speaking at the commissioning of the 20-megawatt solar plant at Gomoa... Read more
26 Health facilities connected to solar-powered micro-grids
The government has inaugurated 26 solar-powered micro-grids for remote off-grid health facilities in the Northern, Brong Ahafo and Western Regions to improve health service delivery to the people. Eleven health facilities including Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS compounds) located in West Gonja, North Gonja, Central Gonja, Zabzugu, Gusheigu,... Read more
Ethiopia opens first-of-its-kind power plant that turns waste into energy
  Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people. Named Reppie, the facility is the first of its kind in Africa, according to the government and the... Read more
Ghana’s President reveals commitment to harnessing Solar Energy
  President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has stated that his administration will pay particular attention to solar energy and give the harnessing of same high priority. Speaking at the inaugural Session of the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance held at the shtrapati Bhavan... Read more
Eni-Ghana to develop renewable energy in Ghana
  Eni-Ghana has signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding with the Volta River Authority and the Bui Power Authority to develop power generation from renewable sources. The signatories of the agreement are Mr Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, the Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority, Mr Fred Oware, the CEO... Read more
Clean Cooking system can work in Ghana
  The thick black walls, the hailing smoke that meander into the skies through the kitchen roof, emanating from traditional tripod, announcing the day’s preparation of meals is no longer winning hearts. This is due to growing concerns of exploitation of fuel wood for cooking and the attendant effects... Read more