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Renewable power potential in the Middle East

Declining renewable energy prices and increasing energy demand in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region present a unique opportunity for stakeholders to accelerate renewable energy production, invest in long-term competitiveness and energy security. The bright future for renewable energy in the region was explored in-depth at a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) event in Dubai, attended by …

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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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10th World Future Energy Summit Demonstrates the Business Case for Sustainability

Falling Costs Make Renewable Energy an Investment in the Future. Co-Located Events for Water Security, Waste management, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, and Sustainable Transport. 35,000 Attendees Expected at Milestone 2017 Event in Abu Dhabi. With the cost of solar energy plummeting, the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES) will showcase an unprecedented range of financially profitable clean energy solutions, opening …

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Renewables ‘vital’ to Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification, says DC PRO engineering chief

Saudi Vision 2030 targets production of 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2022 and 54 GW by 2040. George Berbari, CEO of DC Pro Engineering, urges Kingdom to transition to Tri-Generation & Renewable District Cooling. Riyadh – One of the world’s foremost voices in pioneering District Cooling technologies believes public and private sector entities across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia …

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Saudi’s USD 100 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Meet Skyrocketing Power Needs

Saudi Arabia Hosts Middle East’s ‘Biggest Potential’ for Solar and Wind, Supporting Economic and Job Growth: Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: More than USD 100 billion in Saudi renewable energy projects will help meet its skyrocketing energy demand and diversify its energy sector, industry experts said today in the build-up to the World …

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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, 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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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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AfDB supports a greener pathway in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt, June 13, 2013/ — As part of its ongoing activities under the South-South Cooperation Trust Fund (funded by the Government of Brazil), the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org) hosted a high-level workshop in Cairo, Egypt, on June 11, 2013 to showcase the results and recommendations of an analytical study, “Clean Technology …

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Renewable agency applauds U.A.E. solar launch

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date, as the Middle East turns to clean energy to fuel future growth. The Shams 1 thermosolar plant – in the desert of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates – adds 100 megawatts (MW) of sustainable, renewable electricity …

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