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Sunny side up: Solar will be cheaper than conventional power by 2020, says IRENA

Utility-scale renewable energy projects will generally produce cheaper power than fossil fuels by 2020, says the International Renewable Energy Agency. Staff Writer, ZAWYA Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is underway, with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) opening its eighth annual assembly on Saturday, publishing a report which argued that renewable energy projects that were commissioned last year “largely” fell within …

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Work on $3bln Saudi Arabia’s New Taif energy project begins

TAIF – A major solar energy plant will be established in the techno valley of this summer resort as part of the SR11 billion New Taif project. The King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) has started building 600 bases for the plant. The energy project includes establishment of solar panels on the bases and construction of management and security …

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District cooling key to energy storage in future

District cooling and tri-generation will play an increasingly vital role in the storing and integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the future, said an engineering consultancy expert. “We are all aware that renewables are on the way to becoming the dominant source of energy. But because of the intermittent nature of renewables particularly solar and wind as a power …

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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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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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Frost & Sullivan Perspective on: India and the UAE Signing Cooperation Agreement for Sustainable Energy

India and the United Arab Emirates’ (U.A.E.) energy demands are expected to soar at a fast pace over the next couple of years, making the share of renewable energy pivotal to meet the increasing energy demands. This cooperation between the nations is clearly beneficial for both countries. Aspects like providing and training scientific and technical personnel would assist U.A.E in …

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Final preparations made for COP18/CMP8 Doha

The Higher Organising Committee of COP18/CMP8 met on Thursday to oversee the final preparations for COP18/CMP8 Doha, which starts on November 26. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah the President-elect of the COP18/CMP8 conference, and chairman of the Higher Organising Committee. H.E. Al-Attiyah will take over the COP presidency – a year-long role – when the …

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Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury Members Visit Masdar’s Shams 1 Solar Power Station

Commend Abu Dhabi for its Renewable Energy Leadership Shams 1 to be the Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant in the Region Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 October, 2012 – Jury members of the Zayed Future Energy Prize including His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland, His Excellency Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Republic of the Maldives, and Her Excellency Elizabeth …

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Lebanese market is sizzling

Banque Libano-Française gets the highest market share in solar water heater loans Beirut, October 3rd, 2012 During the Beirut Energy Forum organized on September 13th, 2012, at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel, in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Water, and the Central Bank of Lebanon, BLF ranked at the top thanks to its financing …

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