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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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Abu Dhabi to host IAEA Nuclear Power Conference

The Ministry of Energy has announced that the UAE will host the upcoming IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 30th October to 1st November. The conference is being organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) and hosted under the patronage …

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Saudi Aramco gets approval to set up companies for energy industrial city

Saudi Aramco received the approval of the Saudi government to set up two new companies that will develop and operate a new Energy Industrial City in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom seeks to expand its industrial base, state news agency SPA reported on Monday. The city will be developed over 50-square km of land in the oil producing region, SPA …

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Going solar saves Dubai firms 15-20% on energy bills

Dubai: Three factors are working against greater uptake of solar power generation among UAE businesses, says Jeremy Crane, CEO of alternative energy consultancy Yellow Door. Cost isn’t one of them. Crane estimates going solar saves Dubai firms 15-20 per cent on energy bills. In an interview at Yellow Door’s offices in Jumeirah Lake Towers, just hours before US President Donald …

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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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Prince Alwaleed Joins Bill Gates in Supporting Energy Investment Fund with $50 Million

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies, announced supporting the Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) with $50 million, through joining Bill Gates and members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC) in their commitment to invest more than $1 billion in energy technologies. Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) is an investor-led fund that will finance emerging energy breakthroughs …

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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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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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DEWA organises Innovation Lab to promote Shams Dubai and innovation in solar energy projects

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised an Innovation Lab at its Sustainable Building in Al Quoz. Attendees included representatives from Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP), and innovators from various government departments, organisations, and foundations in Dubai. The Innovation Lab was organised to promote the Shams Dubai Initiative, which was launched by DEWA to achieve the Smart Dubai Initiative, …

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