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Masdar Announces Winner of Second International Blogging Contest Focused on Cities and Sustainable Development

Contest received over 100 entries from 35 countries and inspired discussions from thousands of readers from around the world. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today announced the winner of its annual Engage Blogging Contest. Masdar initiated the competition to drive international discussion about the role cities can have on sustainable development across the world. The contest received 117 entries …

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Securing Reliable Energy Sources Fundamental to Sustaining Future Economic Growth, UAE Minister of Energy Says

UAE Minister of Energy, Sri Lanka Minister of Petroleum Industries Among Senior Officials to Address 5th Gulf Intelligence U.A.E. Energy Forum in January The United Arab Emirates is committed to developing a well-diversified and efficient energy portfolio that will sustain future economic growth and support the country’s position as a reliable supplier of crude oil to global markets, U.A.E. Energy …

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Yingli Green Energy Wins 233 MW of Solar PV Projects in Algeria

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy ” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar”, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited (“Yingli China”), together with Sinohydro Corporation Limited and Hydrochina Corporation (“Hydrochina”), formed a three-party Consortium (“Consortium”) to win 233 …

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UAE Green Festival 2014 announces official launch of its activities

Event line-up unveiled during press conference in the presence of representatives from government and private organizations under the theme: “Live, Learn and Have Fun in a Low Carbon World” The UAE Green Festival 2014 was officially launched by the Committee during apress conference held on the 29th of September in Masdar City-Abu Dhabi, in the presence of representatives from government …

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How maggot farming might just save the planet

Two entrepreneurial brothers from Cape Town have created a sustainable system of feeding livestock but before I explain, you’d better put down your lunch because at the centre of this story is a creature with a rather unsavoury reputation – the maggot! In 2011 AfricanBrains covered the story of Agroprotein Technologies – a business founded by Cape Town-based entrepreneur David …

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Qatar Green Building Council helps residents stay green this summer

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is helping residents “stay green all summer long” by sharing simple techniques for saving energy and protecting the environment during Ramadan and the summer months in an online campaign. “This social media campaign is part of our efforts to raise awareness among residents about how to live sustainably within the specific climate and cultural conditions …

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GE’s Jenbachergas engine technology helps averda launch Lebanon’s new clean energy project

GE’s ecomagination qualified Jenbacher gas engine assists in landfill gas-to-energy project operated by averda On-Site power generated by GE’s gas engine to enable upgrading the environmental performance of landfill Landmark project to be a model in addressing Lebanon’s environmental sustainability practices Doha; July 14,2013: In an ambitious renewable energy initiative that can potentially help address the growing demand for electricity …

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DEWA begins implementation of “Green Footprint” initiative

In line with the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai which aims to promote sustainable development, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has commenced the implementation of the “Green Footprint” initiative. This is part of DEWA ‘s …

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AfDB supports a greener pathway in Egypt

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 Transfer Mechanisms in Egypt Based on …

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CSE: Certified Carbon Strategy Practitioner (Dubai, 29&30 of September, 2013) IEMA Approved

Event details: Date:  29&30 of September, 2013 City/Town: Dubai Website: http://www.amiando.com/SMDUQIQ.html Event Type: training, General information The Certified Carbon Strategy Practitioner training is approved by the leading UK Institute for Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and delivers extensive and specialized knowledge for managers dealing with environmental and corporate sustainability issues. Who should attend? The training is designed for General Managers, …

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