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M-KOPA, solar, clean energy, social enterprise, Chad Larson, Leon Kaye, Kenya, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Abu Dhabi, ZFEP

How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20…
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, UAE, sustainable development, renewables, clean energy, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, masdar, Leon kaye

Encouraging Middle Eastern Youth to Embrace More Sustainable Careers

A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to…
Cloud seeding, geoengineering, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, water security, Leon Kaye, Rain enhancement, climate change

Can Geoengineering Help Solve the Middle East’s Water Woes?

One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it's called here, rain enhancement science.…
Liter of light, Philippines, solar, clean energy, social enterprise, sustainable development, Ethiopia, India, Leon Kaye, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Masdar, ZFEP, Zayed Future Energy Prize

This NGO is Illuminating the World with Solar

After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new…
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Ban Ki-moon, clean energy, sustainability, Leon Kaye, COP21, climate change, Masdar

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Keeps Momentum From COP21 Surging

33,000 people are expected to attend the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, and the opening ceremony got off to a rousing start with…
IRENA, Masdar, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, social enterprise, sustainable development

Abu Dhabi Funds More Clean Energy Projects in Developing Countries

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together…
Shams 1; UAE Renewable Energy; Renewable Energy; Solar Power Plant; CSP Solar; Abu Dhabi's Sustainability Week

10 Reasons Why a Solar Plant in the Abu Dhabi Desert Matters for CSR

The Abu Dhabi desert hosts the largest solar energy plant in the Middle East. What's particularly special about this renewable energy initiative is…
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, IRENA, clean energy, renewables, renewable energy, Japan, Korea, fossil fuels, Leon Kaye

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…
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Enter Masdar’s 2016 ‘Engage’ Blogging Contest! The Transition to a Sustainable Economy by 2030

You could be honored as Masdar's guest VIP blogger and win an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2016!
The Shams 1 solar power plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is one of dozens of solar power projects generating clean energy in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Solar Surges in the Middle East and North Africa

Last year was a breakthrough year for solar in the Middle East with over 30 solar projects awarded – a ten-fold increase on…
Fuel subsidies, sustainable development, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Leon Kaye

UAE to Scrap Automobile Fuel Subsidies

For years the United Arab Emirates has had the lowest automobile fuel prices in the world. Thanks to the government’s long-standing policy of…
Masdar beam-down-tower

Masdar’s Solar Hub Provides Unique Test Facility in the Middle East

Despite the obvious advantages of an ever-shining sun, the Middle East is actually less than ideal for solar power -- explaining, at least…
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A Call for Renewables From the Fossil-Fuel Center of the World

In a must-read report released this week, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi signals a once-in-a-lifetime opening for investors in Middle Eastern renewables…
Jordan, Middle East, solar, solar energy, renewables, clean energy, mosques, Leon Kaye, Masdar, Abu Dhabi, Tafila, Arab Gas Pipeline, Amman, zakat

Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques to Be Powered by Solar Energy

Jordan has numerous challenges, but it is rich in one resource: sunshine. Now the kingdom is accelerating the adoption of solar, starting with…
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Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Vision

One thing I promised to look into, after having won the trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015 based on a vision of…