Abu Dhabi // The UAE released 199.65 million tonnes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in 2013, the Ministry of Energy announced yesterday. Electricity and water generation accounted for the bulk of emissions, at 33 percent or 64.89 million tonnes of green-house gases.
Advances in energy storage technology will lead to a huge transformation of the Middle East and Africa’s energy market in the next decade. That was the message from Sami Khoreibi, CEO of the transformative energy company Enviromena, as he spoke to the World Economic Forum in Jordan this week. Mr Khoreibi, who founded Enviromena in 2007, says […]
Sitting under a tent in the bright, clean sunshine of Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser listened intently as His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani shared an inspiration with her. It was early 1995, and together the noble couple conceived a plan for the post-carbon, cleantech future of their country. Envisioning a […]
An increasing number of international developers are investing billions in solar projects in the country, including three Saudi-led projects aiming to construct 5.5 GW of PV capacity across the country.
The unpredictability of fossil fuel prices is a boon for solar power, even when the direction of those changes is downward, according to the head of a Middle East-based EPC firm.
The US President Barack Obama invoked the spirit of John F Kennedy in this annual state of union speech this week to inspire Americans to embrace clean energy. “We’re telling America’s scientists and engineers that if they assemble teams of the best minds in their fields, and focus on the hardest problems in clean energy.
PV does work in the Middle East. And it will keep unemployment down, as they need lots of laborers to brush the dust off the panels every two weeks. While attending the World Future Energy Summit, we received a tour of Masdar City given by Martyn Potter, the Director of Operations and Facilities. And there […]
Abu Dhabi plays host to the World Future Energy Summit this week, bringing together climate change experts and investors from around the globe. Despite sitting on one tenth of the world’s oil, the emirate is trying to promote itself as a pioneer for of clean energy. Its biggest project is Masdar, a sustainable, zero-carbon city […]
From a nation often known for communicating or meditating rather than producing tangible stuff, these Canadians leave big things behind wherever they go.