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.

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…

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, 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…

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…

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…

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.

Last Chance! Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Write a 500-600 word story addressing the following question: “How can cities contribute to the advancement of sustainable development and address issues including…

Interview: CEO Masdar on the Largest Offshore Wind Farm Ever Built

The London Array is interesting in its own right, but the involvement of the UAE's Masdar makes the project even more fascinating. Longtime…

Masdar-Backed Wind Farm Opens in Seychelles

Masdar and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development turned on the switch of the Port Victoria Wind Farm project yesterday in the Seychelles.

Masdar Switches on Africa’s Largest Solar Plant in Mauritania

Masdar, the clean energy company and eponymous “green city” based on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, launched a $32 million solar plant in…

Shams One: Masdar’s Concentrated Solar Power Project

About 2 hours south west of the city of Abu Dhabi is the first phase of one of the largest concentrated solar power…

Masdar’s Renewable Energy Desalination Plans Take Off

The company, with as-yet-unamed partners, has launched a pilot project to build the world's first large scale, commercially viable desalination plant powered completely…

Naser Al Marzooqi: How Masdar City is Influencing the Building Supply Chain

In the couple of years during which I've gotten to know Masdar and Masdar City, I've been looking for signs that it has…