Science & Technology

    Wind and solar power drive record UK year for renewable energy generation
    04 Apr 2024

    Electricity generation from fossil fuel dropped to its lowest share last year as sources of renewable power delivered the highest amount of energy recorded in the UK. The Energy Department said renewable generation hit 135 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2023, although this was broadly in line with 2022 levels as new capacity was offset by difficult weather conditions. The […]

    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 […]

    Could quantum computing solve climate change
    08 May 2023

    It is a measure of how technology has advanced that a modern smartphone is now more powerful than the vast computer Nasa used to manage the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, which culminated in Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. This extraordinary progress in computing power is set to continue and even accelerate, because the […]

    Developing countries could miss out on green tech-related economic boost, UN body says

    Developing countries could miss out on the economic opportunities resulting from green technologies if governments and international bodies do not take decisive action, a UN body said. There is a risk of increasing economic inequalities as developed countries stand to gain the most from green technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and electric vehicles, […]

    Dewa links up with Enoc to develop pilot project to use hydrogen for mobility

    Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company has joined forces with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority to develop and operate a joint integrated pilot project for the use of hydrogen in mobility. The proposed project would take advantage of Dewa’s existing green hydrogen production facility in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Enoc’s knowledge of the fuel market and customer […]

    Masdar-led consortium to produce sustainable aviation fuel from methanol

    A consortium led by Abu Dhabi’s clean energy company Masdar plans to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from methanol. The consortium, which also includes France’s TotalEnergies and Siemens Energy, is currently focused on SAF from green hydrogen, but is “actively working” with licensors to certify a new production pathway for aviation fuel from methanol, the companies said […]

    DEWA launches Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System
    28 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 27th June, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the launch of an Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System (ASGR), the first of its kind in the MENA region, to increase the control, management, and monitoring of its power network. The system works around the clock without any human intervention. It […]

    Major retail outlets in Abu Dhabi support implementation of Single-Use Plastics Policy

    ABU DHABI, 23rd May, 2022 (WAM) — A group of senior executives from major retail outlets in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi recently signed a voluntary declaration, committing them to support the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Single-Use Plastic Policy. The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched the policy in March 2020, which, along […]

    RTA ramps up power-saving, recycling, waste management initiatives

    DUBAI, 12th May, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is making every effort to enhance the sustainability of all services and operations. The drive is part of efforts to provide vital support to the Dubai Government’s efforts to make Dubai the most sustainable and happiest city in the world. The CEO of […]

    The battery set to transform renewable energy
    03 May 2022

    We all know that renewable energy will play a pivotal role if we’re to decarbonise the environment. One of the key challenges with alternative power sources, such as wind and solar, is storing what they produce at scale. But scientists at the University of Jena think they may have found the solution. They have developed […]