Climate change: Regional collaboration centre established in Dubai

The Centre aims to help accelerate climate action in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia

Wind turbines in Egypt
Africa and Middle East sail towards wind-powered future

The region installed a massive 962MW of new wind capacity in 2018

innogy and Verv sign disruptive £500k deal for smart energy hub

innogy International Middle East aims to support the United Arab Emirates in becoming smarter

Engineering firms join forces to boost UAE’s nuclear sector

Assystem and Nama Development Enterprises have signed a deal to create a new engineering business

Middle Eastern nations ‘plan to add 41GW of new coal over next decade’

That’s based on projects that have been announced and those currently waiting to be granted permission

Dairy cows enjoy air-con luxury in Qatar’s desert

Dairy cows are the unlikely inhabitants of huge air-conditioned sheds in the deserts of Qatar. A dairy business is aiming to provide the country’s milk after trade boycotts from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut off its supply. Baladna Farm, located about 55 kilometres from the capital city of Doha, uses the […]

China to lead growth in global natural gas use

The use of natural gas is expected to grow to 485 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) by 2040, primarily in Asia and the Middle East. That’s an increase from 340Bcf/d in 2015, according to latest projections from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). China is forecast to account for more than a quarter of […]

‘Middle East and North Africa could be green by 2030’

The Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) energy systems could rely primarily on renewables by 2030. That’s according to researchers from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland, who have shown major oil producing countries in the MENA region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades. The study suggests a fully renewable […]

Risk premium ‘to return to oil markets in 2017’

The risk premium in the price of oil is expected to return next year. That would be due to instability in the Middle East – with wars in Syria and Yemen against the Islamic State – combined with the balancing of supply and demand in oil markets later this year, according to a new report. […]

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 […]