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Title: A review of trends, policies and plans for increasing energy access in Ghana
Authors: Kemausuor, Francis
Obeng, George Yaw
Brew-Hammond, Abeeku
Duker, Alfred
Keywords: Trends
Policies
Plans
Energy access
Ghana
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: The need to secure future energy in the forms of electricity and modern cooking fuels is recognized as critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, particularly poverty reduction, ensuring improved education, health, water supply and environmental sustainability. This paper presents a review of the trends, policies, plans and programmes for increasing energy access in Ghana with primary focus on electricity, cooking fuels and renewable energy. The paper argues that even though governments over the years have had the provision of energy services high on the national development agenda, past and existing policies and plans have not delivered effective results to accelerate energy access, especially in the rural and peri-urban areas where the services are badly needed. The paper therefore calls for a coherent national energy policy with inputs from a wider section of the public that has precise targets and clearly laid down strategies, including financing mechanisms to achieve the targets.
Description: This article is published in Elsevier and also available at 1364-0321/$ – see front matter © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.041
URI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.041
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