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…

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
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