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Energy Security in Ghana

A Call for Diversification and Resilience

Ghana's energy consumption has increased steadily over the past two decades, nearly doubling according to the Energy Commission of Ghana. This rapid growth has taken the country away from its historical reliance on biomass, though it remains a significant contributor to the energy mix, and second only to fossil fuels. However, Ghana's dependence on fossil fuels, particularly imported oil, exposes the economy to the impact of mild to severe external shocks. This vulnerability highlights the need for a more diversified energy mix to ensure long-term stability. 

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