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Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Reducing the amount of energy used in producing a given output is a cost-effective way of tackling global warming. In addition, energy efficiency promotes energy security and saves cost. This study is structured in three parts. First, the energy efficiency practices of small and medium…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:13 — No Comments

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

Open and competitive bidding process (toss a coin) promotes transparency, efficiency and cost reduction as compared to direct negotiations (shake a hand). This paper provides an overview of renewable energy interventions in Angola, Algeria, Cote Dvoire, Ghana and Nigeria. Further,…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:09 — 1 Comment

Politics of Oil and Gas in Ghana

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The discovery of oil should transform economies, since oil revenues can be invested in infrastructure and the non-oil sector. Whilst oil discovery has transformed the economy of countries such as Indonesia, Norway and UK, the story is different in…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on July 2, 2016 at 15:17 — No Comments

SACRIFICING CEREALS FOR CRUDE: HAS OIL DISCOVERY SLOWED AGRICULTURE GROWTH IN GHANA?

https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/69953/2/MPRA_paper_69953.pdf

This study applies the quadratic hill climbing model, stepwise regression, and a dynamic generalized method of moments to investigate the relationship between oil rents and agriculture growth in Ghana. Agriculture, once considered the backbone of Ghana’s economy recorded a reduction of its contribution…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 15, 2016 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Mixed Blessings in Africa. Does Oil Windfall Lead to Economic Downfall?

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The sustainable development of oil and gas resources requires policies, principles, and practices that support the utilization of resources in a…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on February 13, 2016 at 12:49 — No Comments

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