alexa

GET THE APP

Climate Change and the Viability of Renewable Energy in Ghana | OMICS International| Abstract
ISSN: 2576-1463

Innovative Energy & Research
Open Access

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)
  • Review Article   
  • Innov Ener Res 2018, Vol 7(2): 196
  • DOI: 10.4172/2576-1463.1000196

Climate Change and the Viability of Renewable Energy in Ghana

Caleb Mensah1,2,4,5* and Mary Magdalene Mensah3
1Department of Matter and Energy Fluxes, Global Change Research Institute CAS, , Brno, Czech Republic
2Earth Observation Research and Innovation Centre, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana
3School of Natural Resources, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana
4School of Geosciences, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana
5Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic
*Corresponding Author : Caleb Mensah, Department of Matter and Energy Fluxes, Global Change Research Institute CAS, Brno, Czech Republic, Tel: +420 511 192 221, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 26, 2018 / Accepted Date: Apr 07, 2018 / Published Date: Apr 10, 2018

Abstract

The observed changes in climate is expected to have adverse effects on the demand and supply of energy as projected by most global climate models, due to growth in towns, cities and other socio-economic indicators globally. As such, there is the need for countries to start considering clean but sustainable energy technologies to support other existing sources of energy and possibly reduce or stop the usage of those energy sources that tend to emit more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and the pollute the environment. The application of renewable energy technologies that support measures to mitigate climate change but yet meet the future energy demands is highly recommended. However, there are certain global and national challenges that also inhibit the opportunities to be realized from the successful application of these renewable energy technologies. Inadequate information on these modern energy sources to create the awareness, easy access or availability to the raw materials and technology, and market failures for the application of these renewable energy resources are the identified challenges that contribute to these hindrances.

This study sought to assess the viability of alternative but clean renewable energy resources, with much emphasis on the need to harness the tremendous energy from Wave energy, as a way of augmenting the existing sources of electrical energy in Ghana, with the threat of global climate change looming. The study further suggested that there was the need for proper regulatory and legal frameworks to ensure sustainability of any future renewable energy technology facilities, and the need to further partner with other countries that have been successful with these technologies, whiles encouraging private-public partnership as a means of financing the construction and operation of any future renewable energy technology plants.

Keywords: Climate change in Ghana; Renewable energy technology; Wave energy; Sustainability; Carbon footprint; Carbon market

Citation: Mensah C, Mensah MM (2018) Climate Change and the Viability of Renewable Energy in Ghana. Innov Ener Res 7:196. Doi: 10.4172/2576-1463.1000196

Copyright: © 2018 Mensah C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language

Post Your Comment Citation
Share This Article
Article Usage
  • Total views: 2628
  • [From(publication date): 0-2018 - Jan 23, 2022]
  • Breakdown by view type
  • HTML page views: 2265
  • PDF downloads: 363
Top