Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

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…

Eni-Ghana to develop renewable energy in Ghana
  Eni-Ghana has signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding with the Volta River Authority and the Bui Power Authority to develop power generation from renewable sources. The signatories of the agreement are Mr Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, the Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority, Mr Fred Oware, the CEO... Read more
EU governments agree renewable energy targets for 2030
European Union environment and energy ministers on Monday agreed renewable energy targets for 2030 ahead of negotiations next year with the European Parliament, which has called for more ambitious green energy goals. European Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete holds a news conference on mobility and climate change package at the... Read more
Renewable Energy is the new paradigm – VRA Chairman
The Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku Awotwi, has led a delegation of stakeholders in the energy and cocoa sectors to inspect a solar facility implemented by cocoa processors, Cargill Ghana Limited. The entourage included the Chairman of HFC Bank (Gh) Ltd, Mr. Charles Zwennes,... Read more
Cargill takes steps to modernise Ghana’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure
Stakeholders in the energy industry in Ghana got their first viewing of the new Cargill state-of the-art solar facility, which was commissioned on November 8, 2017 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. This energy project contributes to Cargill’s global strategy to enhancing sustainable food processing and entrenching environmentally friendly,... Read more
Leaders at Bonn commit more to renewable energy
  Various leaders and actors from a wide range of sectors attending the UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change, on Friday announced a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy. They also have indicated that more ambitious clean energy development could quickly become a bigger part... Read more
  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
Renewable energy project from Ghana among winners of $7m global competition
Three African renewable energy projects announced as winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility competitition. Access Power , a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy a global independent power producer, are delighted to announce the three winners of... 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
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
Foreign: Ohio House Passes Bill to Roll Back Renewable Energy Standards, Again
After Gov. John Kasich vetoed the last bill to weaken clean energy in the state, the Republican-led House tries again. Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich has championed his state’s renewable energy standards, while Republican legislators try to roll them back. Credit: Getty Images Legislation that would undo a renewable... Read more