Renewable Energy

Big Plans to Save the Planet Depend on Nanoscopic Materials Improving Energy Storage

It starts with addressing the state of the world and acknowledging the needed change to avoid a problematic future. It then goes into the problem of energy distribution and storage. With the popular sources of renewable sources, wind and solar, there is no way to regulate the intake due to...Read more

BAMBOO BIOFUEL TECHNOLOGY ENHANCING GHANA’S GREEN ENERGY SECTOR

“Bamboo, the perfect biomass grass, grows naturally across Africa and presents a viable, cleaner and sustainable alternative to wood fuel,” said Michael Kwaku, Country Director for INBAR Ghana. “Without such an alternative, wood charcoal will remain the primary household energy...Read more

GHANA’S ELECTRICITY POLICY SINCE 1920

In a bid to provide quality and reliable electricity to households and industries, Ghana’s first attempt to establish a modern legal framework for the energy industry was developed in the 1920s. A strategy paper was then launched in between 2012-2016 to support the 2 strategic stalwarts: “...Read more

Iceland: A 100% renewables example in the modern era

This article brings up the current state of Iceland and how they use renewable sources. Iceland has achieved 100% renewable energy when it comes to producing electricity. This is true for the capital where ⅔ or residents live but it was difficult to find if that held true for the scattered...Read more

Can India realize its ambitious renewable energy targets?

Having already doubled the country's solar power potential from 3GW to 7GW in just 18 months, this developing country is aiming to move ahead to reach their goal of 100GW by 2022. There is no denying this ambition, but the question really is, can India achieve these set targets with the current...Read more

ASSESSING RENEWABLE ENERGY USE IN GHANA: THE CASE OF THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR

To alleviate the issue of energy poverty in Ghana, a number of the resources used in this PECE essay have recommended investing in renewable, sustainable and affordable energy sources to diversify the power generation mix. This paper analyses renewable energy trends in...Read more

DUMSOR: ENERGY CRISIS IN GHANA

This paper by Owusu-Adjapong (2018) highlights the incidence of regular power outages in Ghana, and the impact of relying heavily on the Akosombo Dam, the largest generator of Ghana’s hydropower. Despite the fact that installed generation capacity has increased (almost doubled) over the course...Read more

GHANA ENERGY POLICY 2010

The 2010 National Energy Policy for Ghana was designed by the Ministry of Energy and approved by Cabinet on March 16, 2010 to facilitate the development of Ghana’s energy sector. The aim of this policy was to provide a framework to ensure the efficient management of energy resources as well as...Read more

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