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.


Western New York: 2030

Western New York in 2030: People are realizing that intangibles, like the richness of one’s social network, meaningful employment and the depth of…
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Blogging Contest: Fancy a Trip to Masdar City in Abu Dhabi?

The winner will have an all-expenses paid trip to Abu Dhabi the week of January 19, 2015, and will be Masdar’s guest blogger…

Masdar To Develop 50 MW Wind Farm in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman will have a 50 megawatt (MW) wind project online in early 2017.

SXSW Eco Interview: Alejandro Rios, Masdar Institute

Nick Aster talks to Dr. Alejandro Rios of Masdar Institute about the ISEAS project -- which will use salt water aquaculture to produce…
From Left to Right - Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, President and CEO of Statkraft; Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Chairman of Masdar; Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom; Helge Lund, CEO of Statoil

Masdar Invests $858M in U.K. Offshore Wind

Yesterday Masdar announced its partnership with two Norwegian firms in the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located off the Norfolk coast in Eastern England.…

Abu Dhabi Launches Solar Car Challenge

This week at the Abu Dhabi Ascent meeting in the UAE, renewable energy company Masdar, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil…

Masdar Partners With Companies to Develop Energy-Efficient Desalination Pilot Project

Masdar Chairman Dr. Ahmed Al Jaber said, "Seawater desalination is an energy intensive process that if left unchecked will become unsustainable over time.…

Heads Up: We’ll Be At the ‘Abu Dhabi Ascent’ U.N. Climate Conference May 4-5

May 4-5, a special two-day, high-level United Nations meeting -- "Abu Dhabi Ascent" -- will convene in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with…
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Sustainable Design in Masdar City: Photo Essay

Flip through this photo essay, featuring images snapped on a recent tour of the city during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014, for an…
Siemens Middle East headquarters in Masdar City

Siemens, GE Open Up Shop at Masdar City

This week, global electronics powerhouse Siemens inaugurated its new Middle East headquarters at Masdar City - a pivotal turning point in the city's…
Steve Severance

Interview: Steve Severance Makes the Business Case for Masdar City

In an exclusive interview, we chat with Steve Severance, manager of program management and investments for Masdar City, about how Masdar is walking…
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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…
Sustainability and resilience flourish and grow in cities

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…
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The Emerging Sustainable City Opportunity

Not only is there much that cities can do to advance sustainable development, it is critical that they begin doing so.