Energy

Azerbaijan and Turkey’s Shared Dream: TANAP, the Project of the 21st Century

Azerbaijan and Turkey’s Shared Dream: TANAP, the Project of the 21st Century

Harun Yahya opines that mega projects like TANAP, apart from bringing in huge financial benefits will play an important role in bringing peace and well-being to the region. The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline project (TANAP), described in person by senior members of the Azeri state as the “project of […]

 
 

Masdar Invests In The U.K.’s Offshore Wind Market

Masdar Invests In The U.K.’s Offshore Wind Market

Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based energy company has announced a new partnership with the Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft for a 402 MW offshore wind farm. Masdar acquired a 35% stake in the 402 MW Dudgeon wind farm, which is enough to power up to 410,000 U.K. households. ‘Combined with […]

 
 

Fujairah to Emerge as Newest Global Energy Hub, says UAE Minister

Fujairah to Emerge as Newest Global Energy Hub, says UAE Minister

Fujairah, one of the seven Emirate of the UAE is to emerge as a leading Energy Hub. Fujairah, which has built the largest oil export terminal on the Indian Ocean and has plans for one of the largest LNG regasification plants, is positioned to emerge as a leading global energy […]

 
 

QSE Opens Enormous Solar Panel Factory In Qatar

QSE Opens Enormous Solar Panel Factory In Qatar

Qatar Solar Energy has launched an enormous solar panel factory in Qatar, and they even want to expand production further to 2.5 GW. Qatar, a country located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf, has an arid climate and long summers. Qatar receives 11 hours of sunshine per day […]

 
 

Middle East to Drive Global Energy Security for the Next 30 Years

Middle East to Drive Global Energy Security for the Next 30 Years

As Global Energy Consumption is Set to Rise 41 Percent by 2035, ADIPEC 2014’s Theme is “Challenges and Opportunities for the Next 30 Years” The 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC 2014) will kick off from 10 to 13 of November. RELATED: UAE-World’s Renewable Energy […]

 
 

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Diversification: Challenges Ahead

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Diversification: Challenges Ahead

Saudi Arabia has been one of the best-performing G20 economies; however, the key to long-term sustainable economic growth lies in its economic diversification. Saudi Arabia’s reliance on oil for wealth needs no introduction. It accounts for nearly 80% of budget revenues and 90% of export earnings. Overexposure and reliance on […]

 
 

Middle East Chemical Exports to Outgrow Oil & Gas

Middle East Chemical Exports to Outgrow Oil & Gas

Chemicals will be fastest growing industry in Middle East for next three years, as producers move toward higher value products, says IHS. Driven by U.S. shale competition and changing feedstock mix, investments in technology and integration will help chemical industry diversify, maintain growth and expand job creation IHS Inc., the […]

 
 

Innovative Ideas Revealed To Stimulate Investment in Clean Energy

Innovative Ideas Revealed To Stimulate Investment in Clean Energy

Finance for Resilience (FiRe) selects 12 ideas with significant potential to increase global investment in clean energy The pre-selection panel of Finance for Resilience has revealed a list of 12 promising ideas to accelerate the flow of finance for clean energy worldwide. Finance for Resilience (‘FiRe’) is a non-profit initiative […]

 
 

UAE achieves Nuclear Milestone

UAE achieves Nuclear Milestone

UAE has set a unique precedent in the Middle-eastern region by installing the condenser for its nuclear power plant at Barakah. While many countries are involved in the bid to come out as ‘nuclear super powers’, the United Arab Emirates has set a unique precedent by installing the condenser for […]

 
 

Curtail Domestic Energy Consumption Habits: UAE Energy Minister

Curtail Domestic Energy Consumption Habits: UAE Energy Minister

UAE Needs to Curtail Domestic Energy Consumption Habits, Minister of Energy Says The United Arab Emirates, with the second largest Arab economy, will develop a diversified and efficient energy portfolio that will sustain future economic growth and extend the country’s position as a reliable supplier of crude oil to global […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Energy/Water nexus

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Energy/Water nexus

by Nicholas Brown. Many of the world’s countries have been trying to address current or impending water shortages, adopt renewable energy sources, and more. However, while some have made strides, others are struggling. They need ideas, and Masdar is addressing this by bringing many people (including world leaders) together in […]

 
 

Engagement, the Key to Sustainability!

Engagement, the Key to Sustainability!

by Nicholas Brown. People often argue about whether the economy or the environment is more important. As they are both critical, we must find a way to protect both. Fortunately, much can be done for both the environment without compromising the economy, and economic rewards accumulate even in the near […]

 
 

Energy Efficiency and Savings a UAE Priority

Energy Efficiency and Savings a UAE Priority

Energy Efficiency can save consumers and businesses money. No matter how ‘green’ the energy supply is — it is not as ‘green’ as conservation. Turning the lights ‘Off” or lowering the demand on the air conditioning unit, always results in real savings. Newer buildings have dramatically lower energy costs per […]

 
 

Solar panel canopy to make 50% of Expo 2020 power

Solar panel canopy to make 50% of Expo 2020 power

by Nicholas Brown. At the centre of Dubai’s 2020 Expo, a flexible canopy of solar panels will be installed above the crowds to generate electrical energy and to provide shade. Solar canopies are one of the most sustainable solar applications because the solar panels not only offset fossil fuel energy […]

 
 

Qatar Non-Hydrocarbon Sector to Surpass Oil + Gas

Qatar Non-Hydrocarbon Sector to Surpass Oil + Gas

Qatar Non-Hydrocarbon Sector to be Worth Half of Qatar GDP by 2015. QNB Group Economists: ‘Non-Hydrocarbon Sector’ Infrastructure Investments Are Driving Double-Digit Growth. Future Development in Focus at The Euromoney Qatar Conference. Qatar’s real GDP is expected to grow by 6.5 percent in 2013 and 6.8 percent in 2014. Qatar […]

 
 

Japan Plans Major Lunar Solar Panel Installation

Japan Plans Major Lunar Solar Panel Installation

by Nicholas Brown. Giant lunar solar panel installation planned by Japan will beam the energy back to the Earth via microwave transmissions. Shimizu Corporation, wants to use the moon as a platform for solar power generation. One might wonder why they would place solar panels in such a remote location, […]

 
 

ADIPEC 2013 Middle East’s biggest oil and gas event opens

ADIPEC 2013 Middle East’s biggest oil and gas event opens

Third Largest Oil and Gas Event in the World convenes in Abu Dhabi, with global policy makers, industry experts, academia and media in attendance.

 
 

Middle East Pivot to Asia for Big Trade & Energy Growth

Middle East Pivot to Asia for Big Trade & Energy Growth

Middle East & North Africa need $1 trillion energy boost by 2030 Six Gulf Cooperation Council countries will make up 50% of MENA GDP by 2015, says IHS in their latest report More than USD1 trillion of investments are needed by 2030 to meet demand for gas and electricity in […]

 
 

Top Six Oil and Gas Industry Trends for 2014

Top Six Oil and Gas Industry Trends for 2014

Booz Allen Announces Top Six Oil and Gas Industry Trends for 2014 Today’s oil and gas industry executives – including control room operators monitoring use data, chief information security officers analyzing the potential cyber security risks of a new IT system, and oil rig managers discussing drilling sites with geologists […]

 
 

Gas crisis to hit GCC by 2015

Gas crisis to hit GCC by 2015

Estimates of a global consultancy firm show that the GCC could face severe gas shortages as early as 2015 as the supply is struggling to keep pace with the surging demand. Published by Booz & Company, the report titled ‘Gas shortage in the GCC – how to bridge the gap’, […]

 
 

Qatar Solar buys into Germany’s SolarWorld

Qatar Solar buys into Germany’s SolarWorld

SolarWorld, Germany’s largest but financially struggling solar firm, has approved restructuring efforts and paved the way for acquisition of a large stake in the company by Qatar Solar. Under the comprehensive restructuring plan, Qatar Solar will acquire a 29 percent stake in the debt-laden firm, helping it to avert an […]

 
 

UAE, KSA’s billion-dollar solar push

UAE, KSA’s billion-dollar solar push

The UAE and Saudi Arabia prepare to raise more than USD 1.5 billion by the end of 2014 to finance new solar energy projects and reshape the future of renewable energy in the region. Both nations are major oil producers in OPEC and are heavily reliant on hydrocarbons to meet […]

 
 

Energy efficiency = comfort, lower utility bills

Energy efficiency = comfort, lower utility bills

Across the UAE, where the average daily temperature in the summer can soar to over 40-degrees celsius (104-degree Fahrenheit) for weeks at a time, it might seem the weather is to blame for the country’s huge per capita carbon footprint, as the perpetual heat makes air-conditioning a necessity for most […]

 
 

MENA embraces green revolution

MENA embraces green revolution

A new report shows the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is making a conscious effort to reduce its reliance on hydrocarbons and aggressively move toward renewable energy resources. The MENA Renewables Status Report by the World Future Energy Summit says the region must reconsider its approach to energy […]

 
 

Gulf oil spill exposes a legal double standard

Gulf oil spill exposes a legal double standard

The images of the Gulf Oil Spill caused by the negligence of BP are still fresh in people’s minds. President Obama’s early days in office saw the oil spill take place, and continuous efforts were ongoing to plug the undersea blowout. At the time, public pressure was on to make […]

 
 

UAE & Saudi Score High in GCC Renewable Energy Readiness Index

The Port Victoria Wind Farm in the Republic of Seychelles accounts for 8 percent of Mahé Island’s energy capacity – the main island of Seychelles

UAE and Saudi Arabia Score High in GCC Renewable Energy Readiness Index UAE scored 4.75 out of 7, leading the Renewable Energy -Readiness Index, followed closely by Saudi Arabia with 4.60 Assessment Report Calls for Clear Policy and Legal Framework in GCC Region to Ensure Sustainable Deployment of Renewable Energy […]

 
 

London Array – World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

London Array – World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Prime Minister David Cameron inaugurates the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The London Array powers half a million UK homes, with only 175 wind turbines. The completed project produces 630MW of electricity. DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm on Thursday, the 175-turbine London […]

 
 

UAE to invest $25 Bn in Gas development projects

UAE to invest $25 Bn in Gas development projects

Natural gas is a clean and environmentally-friendly source of energy and will remain a major factor in the world energy supply equation and a driving force for world economic growth, according to Suhail Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy. The potential role of gas in the world energy mix […]

 
 

Masdar launches Wind Farm in Seychelles

Masdar launches Wind Farm in Seychelles

The Port Victoria Wind Farm delivers clean energy to more than 2,100 homes on Mahé Island, Seychelles. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today launched a 6-megawatt, eight-turbine wind farm in the Republic of Seychelles. The Port Victoria Wind Farm accounts for […]

 
 

MENA to outpace global economy

MENA to outpace global economy

Despite facing challenges of a weak global economy and volatile domestic politics, the MENA region is showing robust economic performance. According to the QNB Group, the region’s economy will grow by 3.5 to 4 percent this year. Further improvements are expected in 2014 along with growth rates of 4.5 to […]

 
 

Power UAE to cost USD 250 billion

Power UAE to cost USD 250 billion

Power UAE. A report titled Power UAE has been published by research specialists Global Business Reports and it reveals how the UAE power industry will be revolutionised over the next five-to-ten years, as a result of changes in the regional social and economic landscape. Abu Dhabi’s power sector remains the […]

 
 

IEA report Redrawing the Energy Climate Map

IEA report Redrawing the Energy Climate Map

IEA Report. World Energy Outlook Special Report 2013: Redrawing the Energy Climate Map. World Energy demand projection. Image courtesy of tqe.quaker.org   Governments have decided collectively that the world needs to limit the average global temperature increase to no more than 2 °C and international negotiations are engaged to that […]

 
 

Saudi Arabia and Egypt to start power trading

Saudi Arabia and Egypt to start power trading

A new USD 1.6 billion agreement has been signed between Saudi Arabia and Egypt to link electricity grids between the two countries. Initially, an international tender for the project was planned in 2010. After facing a delay of several years due to political turmoil and social unrest in Egypt, an […]

 
 

Energy sees higher demand in Arab countries

Energy sees higher demand in Arab countries

Latest figures released by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) show the annual growth rate of energy consumption in Arab countries at 5.2 percent. Quoting from a monthly OAPEC energy information publication, the Kuwaiti News Agency reports that daily oil consumption in the Arab region climbed from 11.6 […]

 
 

Energy Use by the Numbers

CO2 emissions. Image courtesy of: www.drsoram.com

World energy consumption increases every year while the kinds of energy we use is changing, and environmental standards are (unequally) improving worldwide. In short, we are using more energy – but it is ‘cleaner’ energy. Most of the world’s energy (86%) is fossil fuel based. However, recent successes in renewable […]

 
 

UAE unfazed by shale revolution

UAE unfazed by shale revolution

Although the North American shale revolution is touted to dramatically shift the the dynamics of the global oil industry, the UAE and other OPEC nations remain confident of their future in the global petroleum market. On eve of an OPEC conference, Suhail Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy, told […]

 
 

Safe nuclear power by 2020

Safe nuclear power by 2020

The government of UAE expects to produce clean, efficient and reliable nuclear energy to meet its growing energy requirements by the year 2020. According to Sang-jick Yoon, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea, the future energy requirements of UAE are expected to grow at an […]

 
 

UAE solar power capacity to reach 20GW by 2030

UAE solar power capacity to reach 20GW by 2030

UAE solar power capacity to reach 20GW by 2030, predicts Masdar. MENA region requires 120GW in new generation capacity by 2017, costing $250 billion. The UAE could economically deploy 20GW of solar power generation capacity by 2030, if the under-reported ‘avoided and opportunity costs’ of new fossil power generation are […]

 
 

GCC gas contracts – $68 billion over next 5 years

GCC gas contracts – $68 billion over next 5 years

GCC gas contracts worth over USD 68 billion have been awarded to spur production over the next five years. Deloitte’s 8th edition white paper, ‘Middle East Energy and Resources: Managing scarcity for the future’ says despite the growing focus on renewable energy, oil and gas will supply more of the […]

 
 

UAE nuclear ambitions on track

UAE nuclear ambitions on track

The UAE’s nuclear ambitions are right on track as Abu Dhabi prepares to launch work on its second nuclear reactor and it presses ahead with the construction of the Arab world’s first atomic power plant. The construction site of the nuclear power plant at Barakah, in Al Gharbia, UAE, will […]

 
 
 
 
 

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