The challenge of energy transition in the Global South: The case of electricity generation planning in Ghana

Anthony Afful-Dadzie 
Alexandra Mallett
Eric Afful-Dadzie


  • The study expounds on the major challenges that prevent countries in the Global South from fully embracing renewable energy.
  • The study advances the debate on the challenges of renewable energy adoption in the Global South from a quantitative point of view to put into perspective the magnitude of the challenges.
  • The study illustrates through a case study how these challenges have prevented Ghana from achieving its renewable energy target.
  • The study offer suggestions for increasing renewable energy in the Global South even in the presence of the challenges identified.

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