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Renewable Energy Deployment in Ghana: The Hype, Hope and Reality

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Over recent years, few areas of international development research have seen as much transformation as those relating to energy access and low carbon transitions. Ghana, amongst other African economies, has seen an increase in energy demand surpassing the supply of energy in the last decade. The incorporation of the incorporation of renewable energy into the mix is, therefore, seen as a significant role in addressing the energy needs by replacing conventional fuels with clean and reliable domestic electricity with the advantage of local economic opportunities. The country has adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG); SDG goal 7 targets ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services. This target presents a formidable challenge to Ghana because the country still relies mainly on non-renewable energy sources. The country has a huge potential for renewable energy that remains underexploited. This study, therefore, seeks to assess the current renewable energy resource situation, examine the trend in Ghana’s energy consumption and undertake a comprehensive review and critical evaluation of Ghana’s renewable energy drive and policies.

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  • Catherine Kuamoah, 2020. "Renewable Energy Deployment in Ghana: The Hype, Hope and Reality," Insight on Africa, , vol. 12(1), pages 45-64, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:inafri:v:12:y:2020:i:1:p:45-64
    DOI: 10.1177/0975087819898581
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