UAE and Italy ink sustainable development agreement

They have agreed to work together in the fields of climate action and environmental sustainability

United Arab Emirates invests $750m in UN clean energy

It will use the money to help develop alternative energy sources

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

First nuclear reactor in UAE completed

It is the first commercial reactor to be built in the Arab nation

Dubai starts fourth phase of giant concentrated solar plant

The 700MW project is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, claimed to be the biggest of its kind in the world

UAE inks nuclear power pacts with UK and Canada

The UAE has signed two international co-operation agreements on nuclear energy with the UK and Canada. They will exchange information on matters related to the safe and peaceful use of nuclear power as well as regulations, construction, operation and decommissioning of power plants. The agreements were signed with the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation and […]

Firms team up for energy efficiency in UAE

A management services firm and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company are to pursue joint sustainability projects. BMS and Masdar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to improve the energy and water efficiency of buildings and facilities across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They aim to help companies decrease their energy consumption and […]

OPEC, UAE to launch new global oil, gas tool

A new global project to help analyse publicly available oil and gas data has been announced. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretariat and the UAE Ministry of Energy said the first phase of the Oil and Gas Big Data Project will be launched later this month. The platform will consist of a […]

How energy efficient are buildings in Dubai?

A new project to assess the energy performance of buildings in Dubai has been launched. Emirates Green Building Council (GBC) and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) have joined forced for the ‘Benchmarking Project’ of 100 buildings in the city. It will be done under the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) programme, part of the […]

UAE’s first nuclear plant to be linked to the grid

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first nuclear plant has had its links to the grid approved. The 5,600MW Barakah nuclear plant is currently under construction and the first of its four reactors is scheduled to be operational by May 2017, making it the first Arab state to have a nuclear power programme. A transmission project worth 63 million Emirati […]