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Doubling Renewable Energy Output Worldwide Could Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up…

Masdar Boosts Global Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Projects in Africa

Masdar's latest initiative, another solar energy project in Mauritania, will provide clean energy in seven towns throughout this country of 4 million.

Masdar Launching Desalination Project Powered by Renewables

Masdar's solar desalination pilot project in Abu Dhabi could pave the way to a future in which desalination is possible with less of…

Abu Dhabi Project Could Transform Aquaculture and Aviation Biofuels

A pilot project promising sustainable aquaculture and biofuel generation in Masdar City was announced yesterday at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.

Path of First Round-the-World Solar Flight Now Public

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Switzerland announced the path of Solar Impulse 2, the first round-the-world solar flight that starts next month.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Launches with Award for Al Gore

The 2015 winners of the annual Zayed Future Energy Prize, which included former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, were announced yesterday in Abu…

Highlights From the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

Poking around the exhibit hall at the 2015 World Future Energy Summit, one of the key elements of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, there…

Fifteen Cutting Edge Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development

No two cities are alike, and likewise no two “sustainability master plans” should be the same. Nevertheless, there are a number of proven…

Nuclear Energy’s Role in Sustainable Development

Access to electricity generated by clean energy sources is one of the most pressing issues concerning sustainable development for the future. How can…

Sustainable Cities: Smart Future, Meet Passive Past

To look 100 years into the future, we really need to look back 100 years to our past to learn from our predecessors.

How to Solve All World Problems with Enormous Prizes (and a Dash of Ingenuity)

If you need something invented or a problem solved, offer a prize. If you want to solve a big problem, offer a big…

How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality…

Urbanity: A Look at Urban Evolution in 2050

As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Jan. 18-25, Masdar sponsored a blogging contest called “Engage: Cities and Sustainable Development.” The following…

Will Our Cities Save Us? Municipalities at the Nexus of Change

Sustainability and resilient cities: We are now an urban species and cities offer the best opportunity to adapt to change and adopt sustainable…

The Smart City of 2020: An Ecological Partnership

What will tomorrow's sustainable city look like? Most likely, the focus will be not on how we can bend the environment to meet…