Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

  Brief on Ghana’s island-based renewable energy mini grid systems
Ghana’s main challenge in achieving universal energy access is the electrification of about 20% of its population living in mostly remote, rural and not easily accessible island and lake side communities. As part of the initiatives to overcome this challenge, five Solar PV and Wind powered Mini-grids with a... Read more
Jack and Jill School go solar
Jack and Jill School, located in Accra, will depend solely on solar energy and will no longer rely on power from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) by the end of July 2017. According to the school, plans are far advanced to install solar panels to ensure regular power... Read more
US backs Ghana to convert her nuclear research reactor
  Ghana has again made history by being the first African country to successfully undergo a nuclear research reactor conversion from a Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) sensitive fuel, to a Lower Enriched Uranium (LEU) sensitive one. The conversion, which was done by a joint team of scientists from the... Read more
KNUST constructs solar-powered 4X4 vehicle
  The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in partnership with the Technical University of Munich, has constructed a solar-powered 4×4 vehicle. The environmentally-friendly vehicle, meant to carry passengers and goods, was inaugurated by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the 51st congregation of the KNUST,... Read more
Siemens committed to first wind power project – Seeks govt’s guarantee to start
Participants in the Siemens Customer Engagement seminar Siemens Ghana is hopeful the government will soon provide the needed sovereign guarantee for the financing of the first wind power project in the country. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Ghana, Mr Edward Acheampong, told the media on the sidelines... Read more
We will protect Akosombo dam from Galamseyers
  Mr Richard Oppong Mensah, Director of the Akosombo Hydro Generating Station, has assured that robust measures are in place to bar illegal miners (Galamseyers) from destroying the Akosombo Dam. He indicated that there was adequate surveillance on the river body, which guarded it against the activities of Galamseyers... Read more
NGO wants speedy implementation of energy  cooking reform
  Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability (ORGIIS),  a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has called on the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and the Ministry of Energy to as a matter of urgency implement the proposed energy cooking reform policy. The implementation would help arrest the spate of environmental degradation and... Read more
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