Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

Bui Power Authority starts 250MW solar farm next month
 The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has started processes towards the setting up of a 250 megawatt solar plant to boost grid power supply, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Mr Fred Oware, has said. He said discussions for the installation of the first 50MW under the “Bui... Read more
BOST explains why it sold contaminated fuel
 The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) has challenged anyone with information on the illegal sale of contaminated or off-spec product at the pumps to report such action to the appropriate authority for immediate action. A statement from BOST and copied to Graphic Online said a technical team... Read more
KFC sneak-previewed the voyage last month in a commercial It’s one small step for a chicken sandwich, and one giant leap for fast food. On June 21, KFC plans to launch its Zinger chicken sandwich into a space via a high-altitude solar-powered balloon known as a “stratollite,” a word... Read more
Record power capacity of 161 gigawatts added, for 23 per cent less investment – $241.6 billion
  REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report, the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts installed, increasing total global capacity by almost 9 per cent over 2015, to nearly 2,017... Read more
Technicians trained on Installation of Solar PV
The University of Energy and Natural Resource, Department of Environmental Engineering in collaboration with Solar Grid has held their 6 edition of special installation training in Solar PVDesign in Accra, at Adenta. The five day training program which has provided the practical concepts needed to work on all PV... Read more
MTN Switches to solar energy
The leading telecommunication company in Ghana,MTN ,has announced plans to switch to the use of Solar energy to gradually power its  cell sites in the Country. The move apart from reducing dependency on national grid and reduce utility expenditure ,is also in line with global drive towards renewable energy... Read more
Renewable energy projects ‘violating people’s rights’
    The rush to develop renewable energy projects is leading to violations of human and land rights, a former UN Human Rights Commissioner has warned. Speaking at the Commonwealth’s Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change (RDRCC) conference in London, Mary Robinson cautioned: “It’s important to remain cognisant that... Read more
IAEA submits INIR Mission report to Ghana’s Energy Minister
Ghana on Wednesday recorded a major headway in its Nuclear Power agenda, when it received the official report of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission through an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation. The two-member delegation, led by Mr Mikhail Chudakov, the Deputy Director-General and Head of the... Read more
Moves to halt gas explosions…Refill at stations to be banned
Mr Hassan Tampuli – The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Petroleum Authority  Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) outlets will no longer be allowed to refill cylinders at their plants under a comprehensive national policy aimed at halting gas explosions at gas filling outlets.Under the policy, soon to... Read more
Addis Ababa — The 6th World Hydropower Congress (WHC), a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together leaders and specialists with hydropower-related responsibilities from government, industry, finance, United Nations agencies, academia and civil society, continued in Addis Ababa Thursday with Senior Expert in the ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre, Linus Mofor, delivering... Read more