United Arab Emirates invests $750m in UN clean energy

It will use the money to help develop alternative energy sources

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OPEC boosts oil production

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) boosted its crude output by 130,000 barrels per day (b/d) in August, according to analysts. A monthly survey by energy information provider Platts found that OPEC countries pumped an average of 30 million b/d last month. John Kingston, Platts global director of news said: “OPEC needed to […]

Middle East McDonald’s are lovin’ biodiesel

Used vegetable oil from McDonald’s outlets in the United Arab Emirates will be used to make biofuel. McDonald’s UAE signed the long term contract with Dubai-based company Neutral Fuels, who will collect the used oil and turn into 100% biodiesel. The biodiesel will power the food chain’s logistics fleet.McDonald’s UAE has 90 restaurants across the […]