United Arab Emirates

Islam, Ramadan, corporate social responsibility, Zakat, Leon Kaye, United Arab Emirates

As Ramadan Ends, a Reminder of What Islam Is Really About

For many Muslims, spread across the world from southeastern Europe to Indonesia, daily routines often center around work. The holy month of Ramadan…
Middle East, Egypt, solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Jordan, Leon Kaye

Despite Low Oil Prices, Solar Power is Booming in the Middle East

Despite the challenging economic and political environment in the Middle East, renewables -- especially solar power technologies -- are enjoying a surge, from…
Fossil fuel divestment, divestment, climate change, climate change risks, Canada, United Arab Emirates, pensions, Leon Kaye, corporate governance, CALPERS

Inaction on Climate Change Leaves Millions of Pensions at Risk Worldwide

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from…
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Masdar, Masdar City, smart cities, sustainable development, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye, green building

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…
OPEC, oil, clean energy, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, renewables, Leon Kaye, Middle East

OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order…
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.…
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…
Engineering majors study abroad in United Arab Emirates.

STEM Students Study Abroad for Social Good

A STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is needed to solve rapidly increasing problems related to climate change, contamination, and food and…
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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…
Unilever, zero waste, waste diversion, recycling, composting, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Lipton, Dubai, Leon Kaye, France, biogas, Middle East, extended producer responsibility

Unilever Zero-Waste Program Saves Over $225 Million While Creating Jobs

Unilever has announced that all of its factories have achieved the company’s goal of zero waste -- saving millions of dollars while creating…
Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, United Arab Emirates, solar, solar energy, clean energy, clean technology, Mauritania, wind power, renewable energy, Leon Kaye, middle east, solar power

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 is famous for its skyscrapers, but by 2030 the city may be known as a hub for sustainable development, predicts Masdar blogging contest runner-up

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…
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