EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

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
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