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Qatar Solar Technologies wins Top Middle East Leaders Award

The 4th Middle East Business Leaders Awards, honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the region, announced that Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) was voted as a winner of the Leadership in Global Solar Technology Awards during the recent event in Abu Dhabi. Dr Khalid Klefeekh Al Hajri, QSTec Chairman and CEO, joined hundreds of senior executives from some of …

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North African and Middle East Countries Poised to Upgrade Concentrated Solar Power Use with AfDB, World Bank, and CIF Support

On March 19, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Bank convened a workshop with representatives of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in Rabat, Morocco to review and upgrade the region’s path-breaking regional Investment Plan for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), with funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The workshop presented an important opportunity for the five countries …

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3rd SmarTech to be held alongside 15th WETEX 2013

The 3rd SmarTech, the exhibition dedicated to showcasing energy-efficient products, green building tools and solutions and related-technologies, will be held alongside the 15th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2013, which is organised under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and under the …

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Future energy potential in North-Africa and Middle East

10th Maghreb, Mediterranean, MidEast Upstream Conference 2013 in Paris With oil prices and production still going up, North Africa and the Greater Middle East remain the key anchor area in the world’s oil and energy markets and will continue to shape the dynamics of the global upstream industry. Which new discoveries and production developments, gas-LNG finds, state oil/gas policies and …

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Saudi electricity output to grow 49 per cent through 2019

Saudi Energy 2013 to address energy demand, expand market opportunities Saudi Arabia’s energy sector has been experiencing rapid growth due to burgeoning demand, economic expansion, and solid investment flows. A 13 per cent average electricity generation growth rate is needed by 2015 to meet demand; investments in electricity projects to address supply requirements have already cost SAR 140.7 billion in …

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Insects’ gut microbes hint at biofuel breakthrough

By Li Jiao Deep inside insects’ guts may lie the key to one of the biofuel industry’s great challenges: how to cost-effectively turn tough plant waste into profit-making fuel. About 50 million tonnes of lignin are produced every year worldwide, mostly as waste after the sugar, or cellulose, in a plant has been converted into ethanol. Finding a way to …

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Dubai: Supreme Council of Energy delegation heads for China

A high-profile delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA) today is visiting China to discuss areas of cooperation in the energy sector with their counterparts in the country. The visit follows an invitation from the Chinese Government and aims to strengthen cooperation and joint efforts with the Chinese organisations working …

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Philippines seek green UAE investment

The Philippines hope to woo investors from the UAE for the Southeast Asian country’s renewable and clean energy projects, it emerged during a visit of Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay in Abu Dhabi on January 14. Binay, who has been attending the ‘1st International Water Summit,’ the ‘5th Zayed Future Energy Prize Awarding Ceremony’ and the ‘6th World Future Energy Summit’, …

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6TH world future energy summit opens in Abu Dhabi today with 30,000 attendees from 150 countries expected

The sixth World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which opens today (Tuesday 15 January) in Abu Dhabi, looms as one of the most important renewable energy gatherings in recent times. More than 30,000 people from 150 countries including world leaders, government ministers, official delegations C-level business executives, academics, scientists, engineers, developers, global companies and entrepreneurs will converge on the Abu Dhabi …

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IRENA launches roadmap to double renewable energy by 2030

International efforts to double the share of renewable energy by 2030 are attainable, but need to accelerate substantially if they are to be successful, according to a new global roadmap launched at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly in Abu Dhbai. More than 150 countries are attending the two-day assembly, which has become the world’s pre-eminent policy gathering to …

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