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…

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
Ghana Gas seals deal with Chinese firm for major gas pipeline project
The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has signed a deal with Chinese multinational, Yantai Jereh Group, for the construction of an onshore 278 km natural gas pipeline from the Aboadze enclave in the Western Region to the power enclaves at Tema in the Greater Accra Region. The project agreement,... Read more
Bill to regulate gas industry in the offing
  The Ministry of Energy is currently in the process of developing a Gas Bill and intends to submit it to Parliament for approval, this year. The bill, when approved is expected to provide a transparent regulatory framework for the gas industry, and also address the infrastructure requirements of... Read more
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