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Petrolio e gas decisivi per lo sviluppo del Ghana (Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen, DIIS)

Decision-makers’ concerns over energy security in combination with new oil and gas resource endowments decisively influenced the development of the Ghana’s energy sector. These domestic priorities became conspicuously clear with the discovery of oil and gas in 2007.

Back then, the development of Ghana’s petroleum resources was fast-tracked in order to improve access to cheap modern energy and promote economic development. By comparison, new forms of renewable energy like solar and wind had featured in Ghana’s energy planning but their share in the energy mix remained limited. 

Discovery of oil and gas shaped the development of Ghana’s energy sector | DIIS