Dubai to double energy efficiency by 2030

Dubai is set to double the energy efficiency of its buildings and infrastructure by 2030. The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has joined the UN’s Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) to make sure it achieves this goal. Energy efficiency policies can result in reductions of up to 50% in both new and existing buildings, saving […]

Dubai unveils strategy to boost hybrid and EV use

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has launched a strategy to boost the use of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) by 2020. The ‘Dubai Green Mobility’ initiative aims to ensure at least 2% of new cars sold in the next four years are low emissions vehicles. It is set to increase to 10% by 2030. The […]

‘Lots of opportunities’ for UK firms to invest in Dubai energy sector

UK businesses have “lots of opportunitites” to invest in Dubai’s energy sector. That’s according to Saeed Al Tayer, MD and CEO at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) who talked about the region’s power sector. Mr Al Tayer told ELN: “Dubai is open for everybody and there is more opportunity in retrofit buildings, in green […]

Dubai shopping centre wins sustainability rating

A shopping centre in Dubai has won a prestigious global certification for being sustainable. City Centre Mirdif was awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold EBOM (Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance) certification. It is the US Green Building Council’s programme that recognises best-in-class building strategies and practices. Majid Al Futtaim, which owns the […]

Dubai adds more solar power to grid

ABB has won a solar order worth $20 million (£12.6m) in Dubai. It will extend the substation at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, which will integrate more solar energy into the grid. Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), which awarded the contract, aims to double the capacity of the facility to 200MW – enough electricity […]

Dubai launches first State of Energy Report at UN

Dubai has launched its first State of Energy report at the UN headquarters in New York. It’s meant to showcase success stories in the emirate’s push to go green and set a template for other Arab states to follow. Under the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, the emirate aims to generate 5% of its power […]

UK oil and gas training firm takes skills to Iraq

UK oil and gas training organisation Opito is to work in Iraq to develop the skills needed by the country’s energy industry. Opito this week signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iraq Ministry for Oil, Training and Development Directorate. With Iraq gearing up to produce 12m barrels of oil per day, Opito estimates the […]