Philips Lighting buys traceable green power in the Gulf

Philips Lighting has announced the purchase of traceable renewable electricity in the Gulf region. It is the first major international company to secure its green energy usage in the Gulf using the International REC Standard (I-REC). It is a global standard for documenting renewable energy consumption used in regions where no similar documentation scheme exists […]

IAEA ‘can help achieve UN’s sustainable development growth’

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can directly contribute towards achieving 13 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. That includes affordable and green energy, clean water and tackling climate change. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano made the comment at the Symposium on Nuclear Applications for Sustainable Development in Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) Member States […]

UAE energy minister favours law to cut energy use

The United Arab Emirates’ energy minister argued in favour of laws obliging countries in the Persian Gulf to cut their energy use, it was reported today. Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei (pictured) told a forum in Abu Dhabi new laws should be introduced to allow countries to keep up their supply obligations to international customers. He […]

Newt obliterates Obama’s energy policy

Right wing Republican candidate Newt Gingrich has blasted President Obama’s record on energy and said his decision to veto the Keystone XL pipeline was wrong. In a vitriolic speech at the Colorado Energy Summit he lashed the President’s energy policy saying he was out of touch with ordinary Americans. He said: “This is the most […]

RSS counters power shortages in Oman

Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has been drafted in by authorities in the Sultanate of Oman to counter power shortages. High demand in the summer months is known to cause outages in countries across the Gulf. RSS will provide 80MVA of temporary power, including generators and air conditioning across four different locations in Oman. Robert […]