Energy

    Why long-term energy thinking is crucial for climate solutions
    20 Jan 2024

    When my father was born, European and American homes were heated with coal, horses were still a common means of transportation, and there was no such thing as nuclear power. My children may well make it into the 22nd century when I hope today’s energy systems will seem as antiquated. In an attempt to overcome our […]

    UAE’s Masdar announces inauguration of 230MW solar park in Azerbaijan
    03 Nov 2023

    Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar on Thursday announced the inauguration of the 230-megawatt Garadagh Solar Park in Azerbaijan, the region’s “largest” operational solar plant, which is due to open soon. Masdar also signed agreements for solar and onshore wind projects with a total capacity of 1 gigawatt in the Central Asian country, the company said in a […]

    Engie seeks new hydrogen projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman
    25 May 2023

    France’s Engie is keen to start new hydrogen projects in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman as it aims for 4 gigawatts of green hydrogen capacity globally by 2030 amid energy transition strategies to cut emissions, a senior executive has said. The Paris and Brussels-listed company has new projects planned in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, Stephan […]

    More GCC green energy projects set to tap into capital markets for financing, S&P says
    01 Mar 2023

    The number of renewable energy projects, including solar plants, expected to tap into capital markets for financing is set to rise in the six-member GCC economic bloc, S&P Global Ratings has said. The UAE and Saudi Arabia — the Arab world’s two largest economies — have already set up public-private partnership frameworks, making project financing an “obvious […]

    Green investments in Mena region not enough, say climate advocates
    28 Feb 2023

    More must be done to accelerate green investments in the Mena region and help it make a sustainable transition, climate advocates and business leaders said in Cairo. Better investment will increase employment opportunities and boost economic development, Tarek Tawfik, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Mena Regional Council and president of AmCham Egypt, said on Sunday. “Countries […]

    Dubai opens world’s largest solar-powered data centre
    17 Feb 2023

    Dubai is now home to the world’s largest solar-powered data centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world. The complex is developed by Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a subsidiary of Digital Dewa, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Recognised as the biggest solar-powered […]

    Adani crisis highlights need for India to diversify green energy financing
    13 Feb 2023

    The crisis engulfing India’s Adani Group highlights the need for India to further expand its sources of green energy investment and production beyond a heavy dependence on a few private conglomerates, analysts say. The sector could see a slowdown in investment amid the fallout of the Adani crisis, although experts say that the country’s renewable energy industry is in a […]

    Masdar opens an office in Azerbaijan amid plans to boost its renewable portfolio
    08 Feb 2023

    Abu Dhabi’s clean energy company Masdar opened an office in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku and pledged to strengthen its support for the central Asian republic’s renewable energy programme. Azerbaijan aims to generate 30 per cent of its total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2030. “The United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan both recognise the importance of investing […]

    Renewable energy revolution to create 100 million jobs by 2030
    31 Jan 2023

    As humankind grapples with climate change, biodiversity loss and myriad other environmental issues, the world of work is also facing upheaval. About six million people work in the oil and gas sector and more than 10 times as many are employed by the industry indirectly, according to the International Labour Organisation. But as the world moves away from […]

    First glimpse as Dubai’s hydroelectric plant in Hatta takes shape
    26 Jan 2023

    The flow of water will soon help power businesses and homes in the UAE with clean energy. A huge hydroelectric power plant is under construction in the rugged Hajar Mountains, outside Dubai, that will utilise the turquoise waters of Hatta Dam. The station is planned for completion towards the end of 2024 and will have a […]