masdar

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company

Masdar, also known as the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, is a renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The company’s mission is to invest in renewable energy and clean technology in Abu Dhabi and around the world for both financial and social returns. Masdar is an important part of Abu Dhabi’s efforts to diversify its economy beyond oil production. It pursues an “integrated, holistic” business model that merges higher education, research and development, finance, and the development of large-scale renewable energy projects and sustainable communities.

TriplePundit has partnered with Masdar for 3 years, covering the World Future Energy Summit, developments in Masdar City, and many other renewable energy issues.

Masdar: 10 Years of Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Ambition

When the Masdar Initiative was first announced 10 years ago, it was greeted by a mix of excitement and skepticism. Masdar City's long-term…

Why a Shift to Renewables Cannot Happen without a Carbon Tax

The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University…

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…

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 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…

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…

Fossil Fuels: A Green Revolution Starts with Partnerships

Changing global mindset about energy production must start at the source, by involving those who already have the technology and expertise in energy…

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!

GE Ecomagination Celebrates 10th Year, Launches Impact Partnership

I can remember when GE first came out with the Ecomagination initiative back in 2005. At the time it was considered a bold, and…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Dubai: A City That Answers Its People

Shellstone minarets and glass skyscrapers once symbolized the city’s tenacity in contest with the harsh desert. But in the years leading up to…

Palo Alto in 2030: How One Small City Advanced the ‘Sustainability’ Revolution

Gil Friend imagines the Palo Alto of 2030: climate positive, car-free and a vibrant laboratory for innovations that transformed the global landscape.