Ghana Needs Renewables to Counter Climate Change

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has said turning to renewable sources such as wind and energy is the way to tackle the threat of climate change. According to the overlord of Ashanti, Africans have assumed that the debate about climate change is about the industrial world and their excessive consumption, but recent severe weather changes, the combination of droughts and uncontrolled storms and flooding, have brought home forcibly, the idea that climate change is a reality and all are obliged to play their part in saving mankind from its effect. In his opinion, therefore, moving away from fossil fuel to new renewable energy is the way to tackle the threat of climate change. The Asantehene was speaking at the Inauguration of a Solar Power solution (SPS) project. He said the over $20million investment in SPS by businessman Francis Akuamoah Boateng will provide one of the most vital components for the energy mix the nation needs going forward because although Ghana’s energy crisis may be in the past, the path to sustainable energy supply is still bumpy.

Hernán Piñera


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