Tag: energy

    High oil prices show need to ‘double down’ on renewable energy, says Scottish minister
    26 Mar 2022

    Soaring oil prices, predominantly caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, have highlighted the need for countries to “double down” on moving to renewable energy sources, Scotland’s trade minister said on Wednesday. Brent, the global benchmark for two thirds of the world’s oil, reached $120.64 a barrel on Wednesday following disruption to Russian and Kazakh crude exports. […]

    Green Hydrogen, one of DEWA’s solutions to diversify energy sources
    21 Mar 2022

    DUBAI, 2nd March, 2022 (WAM) – Today, the world is witnessing an increasing demand to invest in clean and renewable energy sources, which will change the global energy scene in the next few years using environmentally friendly and relatively low-cost energy sources. In line with this global trend, green hydrogen for power generation and supporting […]

    Abu Dhabi Department of Energy issues ‘2020 Annual Technical Report for the Water, Wastewater, and Electricity Sectors in Emirate of Abu Dhabi’

    The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) has issued the ‘2020 Annual Technical Report for Water, Wastewater, and Electricity Sectors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’, as part of its role as the regulatory entity tasked with monitoring and enhancing the energy sector’s performance in the emirate, WAM reports. The objective of the report is […]

    GCC – United Kingdom Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, 20 December 2021: joint communiqué
    22 Dec 2021

    The Rt. Hon Liz Truss MP, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland met Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and the Secretary-General of the GCC at Chevening on 20 December. They published a joint communiqué. Foreign Ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council and the UK […]

    Swedish scientists turned bean roots into a battery

    Scientists at Linkoping University made bean roots conduct electricity and store energy. For this, the plants were watered with a solution with a conjugated ETE-S oligomer. It absorbed into fabrics and created a conductive polymer film, liu.se reports. Bean roots could conduct electricity for at least a month with an indicator of 10 siemens per […]

    Saudi Arabia plans $92bn sustainability projects for Riyadh

    Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) has announced its new sustainability strategy for the Saudi capital, including 68 ambitious initiatives and projects across five sectors: energy and climate change, air quality, water management, waste management, biodiversity, and natural areas. HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of […]

    Bahrain aims to bring shale oil project online by 2023
    31 Oct 2021

    Bahrain remains on pace to bring offshore shale reserves online by 2023, although a final investment decision and outside investor interest is still a work in progress, Zawya states. Bahrain did not move beyond the test drilling phase, oil and gas minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Khalifa said October 19. He added the project remained […]

    Dubai charts strategy, roadmap to achieve net-zero emissions
    31 Oct 2021

    Dubai has developed a roadmap and unveiled a practical path to transform itself into a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, GDN online states. For this, Dubai Future Council on Energy has conducted an in-depth study on how the Emirate of Dubai can achieve carbon neutrality (Net-Zero Emissions) by 2050, a WAM report said. The study was […]

    Coldplay will extract electricity for concerts from jumping fans

    British rock band Coldplay has announced an “eco-friendly” concert tour supporting their Music of the Spheres album, released on October 15. According to the musicians’ website, the carbon footprint of their performances will decrease by 50% compared to their performances in 2016-2017. To achieve its stated goals, Coldplay will use renewable energy in their shows […]

    On the campaign trail, Iraq’s would-be lawmakers ignore the climate crisis
    17 Oct 2021

    Election campaigns and slogans have filled social media, the airways, and the streets of Iraq for the past month. Candidates vying for votes are promising citizens a better future, but these prospective lawmakers have failed to address one of the biggest issues facing Iraq – the climate crisis, Rudaw states. “This concerns me greatly,” Rosetta […]