Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

G7 Energy Ministers focus on electricity in Africa
  Energy Ministers from the G7 industrialised countries have reiterated their commitment to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in Africa. At the just-ended meeting in Rome, under the Italian Presidency, the G7 ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the Secretary of Energy... Read more
Researcher mounts campaign on clean cookstove
Organisations, households, and schools have been called upon to shift to the use of improved institutional stoves to avoid heat emissions and diseases. The improved stove is to help address domestic heating by using solid fuel such as wood and charcoal for household cooking. Mr Mchael Kweku Commeh, a... Read more
New magazine scrutinises Ghana’s energy policies
  Energy Ghana has launched a news magazine that looks critically at the happenings in the country’s downstream, midstream and upstream energy sector policies and draws on pertinent issues from the global market. The 60-page quarterly magazine takes a critical look into energy expectations of Ghanaians from President Nana... Read more
Project to support Clean Cooking Sector in Ghana launched
The Strategic support to the Clean Cooking Sector in Ghana (SSCCSiG) project has been launched in Accra with the aim to support stakeholders engaged in clean cooking market development to build an enabling environment. The 910,000 Euro project is running from November 2016 to May 2018 in Ghana and... Read more
Ghana woos investors for renewable energy production
The Ministry of Energy is optimistic of meeting its ambitious ten percent target of installed renewable energy capacity by 2020, with the completion of the relevant policy and regulatory framework. The move is also expected to drive down the high cost of power in the country.At present, renewable energy... Read more
W/R: GOIL commissions $15m marine Gas oil facility
Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has commissioned a 13.5 million litre bunkering facility at the Takoradi Port in the Western region. Speaking at the commissioning, the Board Chairman of GOIL, Professor William Asumani disclosed that the faculty, which cost 15 million dollars,  was solely funded by GOIL from its internally... Read more
Kofi Annan backs fossil fuels to light Africa
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has backed African governments’ use of fossil fuels – especially the continent’s large endowment of coal – to bridge Africa’s huge energy gap. In the face of opposition to the use of coal by climate change activists, Mr Annan said: “We are not... Read more
Energy Minister vows to revamp power sector
 Energy Minister Mr Boakye Agyarko has affirmed the Government’s resolve to overhaul the country’s ailing energy sector to meet consumers demand for improved economic performance. “This government’s vision for the provision of state reliable and secure power supply also include initiatives such as restructuring of debts of the utility... Read more
Ghana to integrate renewable energy sources to national grid by 2020
Ghana will soon explore renewable energy sources available to integrate into the national grid to increase install capacity of the country to meet  increasing energy demand. The power generation mix of Ghana is therefore  expected to include 10 percent of renewable energy sources by 2020. According to the Environment,... Read more
Govt’s commitment towards renewable energy laudable – 3SIL CEO
The Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Security Systems International Limited (3SiL) the parent company of Strategic Power Solutions (SPS), the only solar panel manufacturing plant in West Africa, Mr. Ofori Boateng has lauded plans outlined by government in the 2017 budget statement towards the development of renewable energy. Government... Read more