Promoting Sustainable Domestic Fuel Consumption in Ghana

Linda Appiah Boamah Kazi Rabeya Khatun Chibesa Pensulo

Predominant domestic fuels used in Ghana: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Wood Charcoal

Percentage share of main cooking fuel in Ghana (2005)
Source: Ahiataku-Togobo W. & Ofosu-Ahenkorah A.

Overall aim of the project
This study seeks to compare the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the various domestic fuels consumed in Ghana; the factors that influence domestic fuel choices; the alternatives available; and possible policy options to promote sustainable fuel consumption in Ghana.

Key questions
‡ What factors that influence domestic fuel choices? ‡ How can the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the various domestic fuels consumed in Ghana be compared? ‡ What alternatives are available that are worth pursuing in order to promote sustainability? ‡ What is the optimal policy option for promoting sustainable fuel consumption in Ghana?