Tag: renewable energy

    An official at Iraqi Kurdistan region praises UAE’s environmental protection efforts

    Abdulrahman Sadiq, Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Improvement Board of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, has praised the UAE’s experience in protecting and improving the environment, and the pivotal role which the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan played in building nature reserves. This came during his meeting with Ahmed Al Dhaheri, UAE Consul-General to […]

    Renewable energy and batteries will soon overtake fossil fuels in the United States
    01 Aug 2021

    The number one energy source in the United States is still natural gas. But the same companies that own thermal power plants are instead investing in solar power plants and energy storage batteries. This does not mean that fossil fuels will disappear – but they are already losing their dominance, WSJ states. Decades ago, natural […]

    Oman: solar electrical power production project in Sohar completed
    21 Jul 2021

    Majis Industrial Services Company (MISC), an affiliate of Oman Investment Authority, has completed the solar electricity production project at Sohar Industrial Port with a production capacity of 36 kiloWatts per hour, the Arabian Stories reports. In this renewable energy project, electricity production was linked to the water treatment plant supply network in the sea to […]

    Saudi SPARK, King Faisal University partner for sustainability studies

    King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Faisal University in Al-Ahsa for collaboration on environmental conservation and renewable energy studies. The agreement was signed on June 30, in the presence of King Faisal University Rector Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Ohali and President and CEO of SPARK Saif […]

    Renewable energy in Arabia: The molecule of the future
    18 Jul 2021

    About five years ago, the Car and Sustainable Energy Fund CEO, Christofer Rathke, visited Saudi Arabia. There he wanted to warn investors and high-ranking officials that fossil fuels could quickly become less critical as renewable energies would “soon be competitively priced.” But beyond the declarations of intent, the course did not reverse. However, the fund […]

    PIF-backed ACWA Power plans to invest $16bn in new projects in 2021
    12 Jul 2021

    ACWA Power, the utility developer, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), is planning to invest $16 billion in new projects worldwide in 2021, ahead of plans for an initial public offering (IPO), Arab News reports. Early last year, CEO Paddy Padmanathan said the company planned to invest $10 billion in new projects in […]

    GMIS2021 in the UAE to convene global leaders to discuss the future of global digital transformation
    07 Jul 2021

    The Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) has today announced that its fourth edition (GMIS2021) would invite global leaders to the United Arab Emirates to spearhead discussions on the future of the US$6.8 trillion global digital transformations. The GMIS2021 agenda will spotlight the importance of data intelligence and connectivity, highlighting the evolving integration of humans […]

    Two-thirds of renewable energy is already cheaper than fossil fuels – IRENA
    01 Jul 2021

    Renewable energy sources (RES) stations to appear in 2020 will reduce the cost of the electricity sector by at least $ 6 billion. It means that renewable energy continues to spread across the planet, despite the pandemic, and is becoming cheaper. Nearly two-thirds of solar and wind power plants built in 2020 produce electricity that […]

    Why it is difficult to dispose of used wind turbines

    Turbines from the first great 1990s wave of wind power are reaching the end of their life expectancy today. About two gigawatts worth of turbines were refitted in 2019 and 2020. And disposing of them in an environmentally-friendly way is a growing problem, BBC states. Some call wind turbines a stunning element of environmentally friendly […]

    Iraq is in talks with Saudi and UAE firms to deliver clean energy, minister says
    29 Jun 2021

    Iraq is in talks with Masdar to implement solar energy projects targeting an electricity capacity of up to 2 gigawatts, Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Asharq Business, Arab News reports. There are also discussions with Saudi ACWA Power, to implement renewable energy projects, he added. “It is expected to sign contracts for renewable energy […]