Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Nyakrom Secondary School gets Solar plant
The second phase of the solar plant donated to Nyakrom Secondary Technical School (NYSTECH) has been inaugurated by the Second Lady, Hajia Samiria Bawumia at a ceremony at Nyakrom. It would cover the girl’s dormitory and other buildings of NYASTECH and help reduce huge monthly payment of electricity bills... Read more
Eni CEO meets Akufo-Addo to discuss Ghana’s renewable energy sector
President Akufo-Addo Thursday met with the CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, in Accra to discuss the role of the company in developing Ghana’s renewable potential. The meeting which took place in the presence of the Minister for Energy also discussed Eni’s operational activities and the frontrunner role Ghana can... Read more
Akon brings his solar power project to Sierra Leone
Senegal’s international music star Akon is planning a solar investment programme for Sierra Leone as part of plans to support the government of president Julius Maada Bio. Akon, real name Aliaume Damala Badara, met with the president in the United States on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations... Read more
Big Oil pledges to slash potent greenhouse gas emission
A group of the world’s top oil and gas companies pledged on Monday to slash emissions of a potent greenhouse gas by a fifth by 2025 in an effort to battle climate change. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), which U.S. giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron joined recently,... Read more
Tropenbos holds forum on Sustainable Charcoal Production
  Tropenbos International Ghana, a Forestry -oriented  non-profit organization has organized a forum at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana  on Sustainable charcoal production as part of the Ax Project, which was being implemented in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of... Read more
EU probes VW, BMW, Daimler over alleged emissions collusion
U antitrust regulators are investigating whether BMW (BMWG.DE), Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) colluded to restrict the rollout of clean emission technology, a move that could lead to hefty fines for the German carmakers.   The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation on Tuesday, nearly a year after it... Read more
EU countries agree to explore hydrogen as energy source
European Union energy ministers agreed on Tuesday to pool efforts to increase the use of hydrogen in transport and power as part of the bloc’s attempt to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The non-binding initiative, seen by Reuters and endorsed by 25 EU nations, calls for... Read more
Ghana to achieve 10% renewable energy by 2020 -President
  The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, 15th September, 2018, commissioned a 20-megawatt solar plant, and inspected ongoing works at the Casa de-Ropa Ltd, a “1-district-1-factory” initiative, all in the Gomoa West constituency. Speaking at the commissioning of the 20-megawatt solar plant at Gomoa... Read more
26 Health facilities connected to solar-powered micro-grids
The government has inaugurated 26 solar-powered micro-grids for remote off-grid health facilities in the Northern, Brong Ahafo and Western Regions to improve health service delivery to the people. Eleven health facilities including Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS compounds) located in West Gonja, North Gonja, Central Gonja, Zabzugu, Gusheigu,... Read more
Ethiopia opens first-of-its-kind power plant that turns waste into energy
  Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people. Named Reppie, the facility is the first of its kind in Africa, according to the government and the... Read more