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Saudi Arabia issues rules for small-scale solar energy generation

Saudi Arabia has issued a regulatory framework for electricity consumers to operate their own, small-scale solar power generating systems and export unused power to the national grid, the government said on Monday. The rules will come into force next July 1 and cover small photovoltaic facilities with generating capacity of no more than 2 megawatts, the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory …

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Mideast renewable power sold as low as $30/MWh

Economic and environmental sustainability has a direct relationship in which environmental measures contribute to economic gain. As more companies aim to increase their bottom line, growth stage companies that work along the value chain of the green industrial revolution are beginning to experience rapid growth. “Investors who want to be a part of the Green Industrial Revolution’s success story need …

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Egypt adopts river banks natural filtration technology to deliver drinking water at low cost

As part of the project’s objectives of supporting and developing the infrastructure, the project was able to provide clean drinking water with innovative technology to 150,000 residents of Al Adwah and Maghagha centers in Minia governorate in less than 6 months and at a cost of less than 5% of the cost of water delivery using traditional technology As Egypt …

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Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant

The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, an independent non-profit research institute based in Norway, seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and the social, economic and environmental benefits of solar-fuelled electric boat transport in Tunisia and the wider region Furthermore, the project will conduct capacity development workshops for Tunisian and other regional stakeholders. A partnership working to promote solar-powered …

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Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action

The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his presidency will not overturn the global agenda on climate change. …

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Clean energy gains ground, but old dirty habits die hard

By Laurie Goering Solar power is becoming so cheap so fast that in Abu Dhabi it’s now less costly to produce a unit of energy from the sun than from oil, leading energy experts said this week. But that doesn’t mean a global switch to renewable energy will be inevitable or speedy, they told a London conference. Difficult and sometimes …

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority signs power purchase agreement with Masdar for third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Abu Dubai Future Energy Company (Masdar), for the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The agreement was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State …

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Qatar’s premier green building meet to take place next week

Qatar Green Building Conference 2016 to Mark Launch of Qatar Sustainability Week. Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is preparing to host hundreds of leading environmentalists, academics and sustainability experts from Qatar and around the world at its second annual green building meet entitled, ‘Qatar Green Building Conference 2016 – The Action’. The conference will take place from 13th to 15th …

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UAE residents show promise for a greener community – YouGov study

65% of those who don’t shop with reusable bags would consider using them if supermarkets started charging 64% of non-solar panel users would consider installing them with incentives from the government 9 in 10 recycle at work when there is a recycle system available A new YouGov study into the green habits of UAE residents has found that the population …

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RTA adopts 15 innovative ideas to enhance energy, green economy initiatives

The Roads and Transport Authority – Nashwan Atta’ee: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has adopted 15 innovative ideas during the Innovation Lab organized by the Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector in the Dubai Tram Depot at Al Sufouh. The session focused on improving RTA’s energy and green economy initiatives, which are of paramount importance to RTA’s long-term plans. RTA …

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