Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission is ineffective – Minister

  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been ineffective thereby allowing illegal mining to fester in the country. He said the Inspectorate Division was supposed to supervise the reclamation of mined areas and safety…

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…

Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels
Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement Solar panels for sale at a market in New Delhi. India’s solar power prices have fallen to 2.62 rupees per kilowatt hour. Photograph: Saurabh Das/AP Wholesale solar power prices have... Read more
Rwanda:Govt pushes for innovations, efficiency to meet energy targets
The government of Rwanda is set to prioritise off-grid energy solutions such as solar energy and mini-power plants, reduce energy losses, as well as consider using natural gas instead of diesel in energy generating systems to ensure efficiency. According to the Minister for Infrastructure, James Musoni, the development is... Read more
Government will reform power sector- Boakye Agyarko
Mr Boakye Agyarko, the Minister of Energy on Wednesday reiterated Government’s commitment to reform the country’s power sector to meet the exponential demands of industry, businesses and households. He said there had been attempts by the successive governments to bring the needed transformation under the Ghana Power Compact, otherwise... Read more
VRA develops ‘Water Lease ‘ Policy to Protect Akosombo Dam
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has developed a “Framework for Aquaculture Development on the Volta Lake” to regulate aquaculture activities on the Volta Lake to save the Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam from environmental dangers as a result of unsustainable Aquaculture developments particularly Tilapia farming  on the Volta Lake . The approved... Read more
Waste-to-energy: Fuel from Africa’s landfills This story is part of a special focus on South Africa and how it is shaping the future and paving the way for the rest of the continent. (CNN)What we may see as waste, others see as a resource. Clean Energy Africa is one... Read more
Rural communities in Ghana to get electricity from Palm Kernel shells
    Many rural Communities in Ghana are expected to benefit from electricity generated from Palm Kernel shells. The Project is facilitated by Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) and partnered by the  Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA). The pilot  Project at Pappase , an off-grid... Read more
Africa rejects Europe’s ‘dirty diesel’
Ghana and Nigeria are the first countries to respond to reports of European companies exploiting weak fuel standards in Africa. Stricter limits on the sulfur content of diesel will come into force on July 1. Governments in West Africa are taking action to stop the import of fuel with... Read more
EU, France accused of hijacking ‘Africa-led’ clean energy scheme
  African head of $10bn programme quits, saying French environment minister Ségolène Royal intervened to impose EU-preferred projects French environment minister Ségolène Royal has been accused of undermining African leadership of a flagship clean energy programme (Pic: Flickr/COP Paris) By Megan Darby A $10bn clean energy programme launched at the... Read more
Clean Energy: President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod For 400MW Bridge Power Project
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the 400-MegaWatt Bridge Power project, the world’s largest LPG-fired power plant. At the ground-breaking ceremony, at Tema, on Thursday, 27th April, 2017, President Akufo-Addo noted that the $1 billion project... Read more
Govt to sell VRA’s thermal plants
  Government has commenced the process to sell thermal plants belonging to the Volta River Authority (VRA) to Independent Power Producers (IPP). The move, according to the deputy Finance Minister Kwaku Kwarteng is part of measures to restructure the country’s energy sector for effective performance. President Akufo-Addo in February... Read more