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Emrill awarded membership with Emirates Green Building Council

Emrill, the leading Facilities Management provider in the UAE, were recently awarded membership with Emirates Green Building Council in recognition for their active involvement and contribution towards sustainable energy solutions. The Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC) was formed in 2006, with the goal of advancing green building principles to protect the environment and ensure sustainability in the United Arab …

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Dubai residents urged to take part in DEWA’s Earth Hour Walk on 29 March

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has urged residents in Dubai to take part in the Earth Hour Walk, a key activity that is being held as part of the Earth Hour 2014 celebrations on Saturday 29 March at Bay Avenue Park, Business Bay. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince …

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MENA: Showcase for green technology

Latest technologies in green buildings and their implementation in construction industry in the Mena region will be discussed at a three-day event opening in Bahrain tomorrow. The third edition of the Arabian MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing) Conference and Exhibition will be inaugurated by Works Minister Essam Khalaf at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. More than 100 exhibitors from …

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New global coalitions for green tech solutions

By T. V. Padma – SciDev.Net The global community needs three kinds of new ‘coalitions’ of countries that can spur innovations and cut down costs in green technologies, and deliver affordable energy to all people, says Kandeh Yumkella, chief executive officer of the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative. Yumkella told the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit last week (6—8 …

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Focus on Private Sector: Encouraging start on ‘e-cycling’

By Joanne Sonenshone With the swelling use of tablets, laptops, smartphones and other technologies that keep us connected come concerns over what happens when those gadgets are discarded for the latest model. According to the Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, technology users are poised to produce 65.4 million tonnes of e-waste in 2017. That’s a dire scenario, since e-waste …

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JinkoSolar Supplies Modules to CSEM-uae for Solar Outdoor Laboratory

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE:JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has supplied solar PV modules to CSEM-uae (“CSEM”), an independent, non-profit Swiss-UAE joint venture company for applied research. The modules will be used for CSEM’s Solar Outdoor Laboratory, an R&D and innovation center for renewable energy in Ras al-Khaimah, …

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ESMA participates in World Future Energy Summit

For the second year, ESMA has a remarkable presence in World Future Energy Summit with five new and distinctive services The Emirates Authority for standardization and Metrology (ESMA) has effectively participated in World Future Energy Exhibition (WFES), as a part of the World Energy Future Summit, held in Abu Dhabi on 20 January and ended on 22 January 2014, where …

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Africa Clean Energy Corridor to Boost Renewable Energy

African ministers commit to accelerated development of renewable energy and energy infrastructure Energy ministers and delegates from 19 countries committed to the creation of an ambitious initiative, the Africa Clean Energy Corridor, at a meeting in Abu Dhabi, convened by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Corridor will boost the deployment of renewable energy and help to meet the …

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Schneider Electric Announces Participation in World Future Energy Summit 2014 in Abu Dhabi

Energy Leader Eyes 2014 as ‘Year of the Smart City’ To Showcase Smart City Solutions at Green Event Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and winner of the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize in the category of ‘Large Corporations’ for leading efforts in renewable energy and sustainability will showcase its integrated Smart City solutions at the seventh World …

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RTA powers 11 buses by biofuel, 60 in 3 years

Roads & Transport Authority – Majdi Abu Zaid: The number of Green Buses powered by biofuel within the fleet of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has risen to 11 buses under a plan based on the Green Economy initiative launched in January 2012 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and …

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