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Use of dirty fuels is pervasive in Ghana. What can be done to transition to clean energy

By Abdul-Wakeel Karakara Alhassan, PhD Candidate, School of Economics, University of Cape Coast
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Many Ghanaian households are energy poor. Households that use biomass like wood, grass, animal dung and charcoal are considered energy poor while households that use clean energy like electricity and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are non-energy poor.

In 2018 the International Energy Agency indicators showed that only 25% of Ghanaian households had access to clean energy for cooking.

Lack of access to modern energy by households, to…


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