Green Technologies

DEWA releases RFP to develop strategy, governance structure, and framework of AED 100 billion Dubai Green Fund

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and DEWA President

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultants to develop the strategy, structure and execution plan and the governance framework for the AED 100 billion Dubai Green Fund, which was launched last November by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler …

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Bee’ah concludes participation in World Future Energy Summit 2016

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The leading environmental company’s input at the summit was highlighted by agreement with Masdar and in-depth talks with Saudi Arabia Officials. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – Bee’ah , the Middle East’s award-winning and leading integrated environmental and waste management company, has successfully completed its participation in the World Future Energy Summit and ECO-Waste Exhibition, which was held in Abu Dhabi …

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Masdar Unveils 2015 Sustainability Report


Masdar has released its 2015 Sustainability Report, documenting the renewable energy company’s sustainability milestones in the period October 2014 to September 2015. Masdar developed the report using the internationally recognised sustainability reporting framework from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), in accordance with the latest GRI G4 guidelines. The report discloses a wide variety of sustainability indicators, ranging from economic and …

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$46 Million in Loans Announced for Four Renewable Energy Projects in Africa, Caribbean


Projects selected by IRENA/ ADFD will power rural communities, decrease emissions, improve health and create jobs. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ( ADFD ) today announced USD 46 million in concessional loans for four renewable energy projects in developing countries. The loans will fund a wind and solar project in Antigua and …

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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016 to Focus on Business Potential of Renewables and Sustainable Development

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces on stage at the 7th Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony in 2015 Global decision …

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Soil project seeks to soak up excess carbon

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By Tania Rabesandratana – SciDev.Net France is leading a worldwide push to increase the amount of carbon locked in soils through better farming practices. Supporters of an initiative launched at the COP 21 summit say this would limit global warming by removing carbon from the atmosphere, while also increasing the range and amount of food farmers produce by improving soil …

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China’s Renewable Energy Sector Presents USD 2.2 Trillion Investment Opportunity to 2030


World Future Energy Summit to Host Largest-Ever Chinese Business Delegation. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Following the UAE and China’s recent landmark agreement to collaborate on renewable energy innovation, the World Future Energy Summit announced today it will host its largest-ever Chinese business delegation. As one of the world’s largest energy consumers, renewable energy investment in China could reach USD …

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Solar energy investments will help achieve net zero energy buildings, say experts at EmiratesGBC Focus Day


Dubai, UAE: The UAE has the right regulatory environment to foster solar energy investments, which will help achieve net zero energy buildings to support the nation’s sustainable development goals, experts said at a Focus Day organised by the Emirates Green Building Council ( EmiratesGBC ). An independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, …

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GCC hydrocarbon economies setting global benchmark in race for renewable energy through innovation


The COP21 climate change deal, signed last week in Paris, confirms that the leaders of 200 nations are now committed to embracing renewable energy as an important tool to limiting the rise of the ambient temperature on earth without compromising on continuing to provide much needed energy to fuel social development and economic growth. Commenting on what the deal meant …

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Green Buildings and Sustainability Seminar at Ajman University


College of Engineering at Ajman University of Science and Technology held a seminar and dialogue on sustainability. The seminar was aptly titled “The impact of Green Buildings on Sustainability” and was presented by Mr. Subhi Qahawish, he is an expert architect in Green Architecture with long experience in Canada, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Palestine. He explained in his presentation the …

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