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BBAC Funds and Launches Groundwater Extraction Project Using Solar Power


BBAC (Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries) inaugurated a groundwater extraction project using solar power in Maknah village, Bekaa. The ceremony took place under the patronage of the Ministries of Industry and Agriculture in the municipality premises in the presence of political, social and economic personalities and dignitaries of the region. The project is a step in the right ...

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Alba announced as a winner in the International Green Apple Awards 2015

Alba's COO, Isa Al Ansari

The Company recognised as a winner in the Environmental Best Practice category. The 2015 award ceremony will be held on November 16, 2015 in The Houses of Parliament, United Kingdom. Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C . ( Alba ), a leading aluminium producer in the world, is proud to have been recognised as a winner in the Environmental Best Practice category of ...

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Shams Dubai initiative: a qualitative addition to Dubai’s renewable energy portfolio

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

Dubai – Sustainable development, in its comprehensive sense, contributes to improving the quality of life at various levels. It encourages the rational and responsible use of natural resources, striking a balance between the general requirements of development and the sustainability of the ecosystem. A focus on sustainability also drives social development, including job creation. Adopting green practices also advances several ...

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Bubble desalination latest effort to boost crop growth

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By Ian Randall – SciDev.Net Researchers in Australia are seeking to build a prototype ‘Bubble-Greenhouse’ that could provide remote, arid places with a low-tech, low-maintenance way to turn salt water into fresh water to grow food. The engineers from Murdoch University, who published their study last month in the journal Desalination, estimate that a 150 square metre Bubble-Greenhouse could produce ...

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Masdar Institute and MIT Developing Innovative Renewable Energy Storage Technology


Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries Can Provide High Performance Energy Storage for the Future Electrical Grid Abu Dhabi – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop an innovative energy storage technology that can support renewable energy in the UAE. ...

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Emirates Green Building Council strengthens UAE’s sustainable built environment with 9 years of path-breaking initiatives

Saeed Al abbar - Chairman of Emirates GBC

• EmiratesGBC has been prime driver in facilitating UAE’s vision to be a global leader in sustainable built environments • EmiratesGBC has hosted numerous networking events to date attended by over thousands of professionals • New Board Advisory Committee with government representatives being set up in line with National Agenda Dubai – Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum ...

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Seychelles unveils renewable energy plan in collaboration with Masdar


Seychelles President James Michel has declared the launching of a renewable energy initiative in collaboration with the UAE’s Masdar Company to ensure new sources of energy for the country’s people, the first of its kind in the African continent. He said the “democracy of renewable energy” initiative would give hope to the Seychelles people to obtain solar and wind energy ...

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Building Energy and SES SMART Energy Solutions to install the first off-grid temporary hybrid plant in Saudi Arabia


The portable diesel-solar project is expected to produce 54MWh per year, saving diesel fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. Building Energy, Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, will team up with SES SMART Energy Solutions, a leading rental power provider in the MEA region, to develop the first on-field temporary hybrid plant, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The ...

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Climate data project seeks to prepare poorer nations

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By Puneet Kollipara – SciDev.Net A global initiative to help developing nations prepare for the impacts of climate change will be piloted in Bangladesh, Colombia and Ethiopia, following its launch in the United States last week. The Climate Services for Resilient Development partnership has more than US$34 million worth of funding and goods to use to pool scientific data and ...

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World record breaking Solar Impulse 2 pilot to speak at Gulf Sol 2015

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Dr. Bertrand Piccard’s first public address set to take place at the region’s leading solar summit. Dr. Bertrand Piccard, one of The Solar Impulse 2 pilots, which made global aviation history this weekend, will speak publically for the first time since breaking the world record at the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit. The summit will take place on 14tth September alongside ...

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