Ghana and the rest of the developing world should not imitate the West’s approach to fossil fuels, but should develop a national narrative on their energy transfer agenda.
The Deputy Minister of Energy, Dr. Mohamed Amin Adam, said that identifying the plan for the transition of fossil fuels to renewable energy in the West would hamper the use of hydrocarbon resources and create challenges, including income and employment in developing countries. Losses.
The tenants of the two international agreements, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement are required to convert fossil fuels into fossil fuels.
Renewable energy is a type of renewable energy that includes solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric power.
Dr. Adam made the remarks at the launch of Think Energy 2021 on November 25, 2021, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy (AGREE) in Africa.
The theme of the event will be “Sustainable Development Seven and 13, Think Energy, Global, Start Local”.
The deputy minister said, “The transfer of power has not started yet. We have decided to move from coal to oil and gas and now to renewals but by 2030 the global energy mix forecast shows that coal will still be 26 percent of the global energy mix.
By 2030, we need 28 percent oil and 23 percent gas for the global energy mix. So where is the transition and why do I want to be so careful?
“Power transitions can be a curse because such transitions can be so disruptive that countries like ours pay the price for disrupting the transition by facing shortcomings that contribute little to global pollution.”
“That is why some of us think the transition is a curse for African countries to grow their economies and for those who are small in the air but face the pressure of the transition.”
“So the West may have money and it can move from oil to renewables, but there are some challenges. We have to invest in carbon.
He also said that despite Ghana’s abundant energy resources, the academy has not responded to the development of chemicals and courses in the country’s energy industry. The country.
Mr. Hamfrey Tate, AGREE’s Chief Operating Officer, said the three-day event will provide an opportunity to advise energy executives and vice chancellors of universities on how to bridge the gap between energy. Industry and academia and adequately prepare students for the world of work.
He said the forum will create an opportunity for industry actors to explore their products and services for students in the energy sector and provide problem-solving technology tools and ideas.
To conclude the event, a ‘national energy test’ will be held for students at both public and private universities, Mr Teteh said.