United Arab Emirates

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…

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…
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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…
Abu Dhabi, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, biofuels, aviation biofuels, Masdar, Masdar City, Masdar Institute, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium, halophytes, mangroves, renewable energy, food security, Leon Kaye

Abu Dhabi Project Could Transform Aquaculture and Aviation Biofuels

A pilot project promising sustainable aquaculture and biofuel generation in Masdar City was announced yesterday at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, United Arab Emirates, Solar Impulse, Solar Impulse 2, solar, solar flight, Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg, clean technology, ABB, Solvey, battery storage, India, China, clean energy, renewable energy, Leon Kaye

Path of First Round-the-World Solar Flight Now Public

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Switzerland announced the path of Solar Impulse 2, the first round-the-world solar flight that starts next month.
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Masdar, ZFEP, Zayed Future Energy Prize, Al Gore, wind power, solar, clean energy, renewable energy, clean technology, Egypt,

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Launches with Award for Al Gore

The 2015 winners of the annual Zayed Future Energy Prize, which included former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, were announced yesterday in Abu…
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.…
The Republic of Seychelles is among many small island nations that will be affected by rising oceans due to climate change. Add the fact the Seychelles relies imports all of its energy needs, including dirty diesel fuel, and the need for the tourism-dependent country to develop alternative sources of fuel is dire. So in walks a Middle East country known far more far more for oil and gas to launch the Seychelles’ largest clean energy project.

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.
marks and spencer, Adam Elman, Plan A, shwopping, garment recycling, textile recycling, clothing recycling, recycling, Senegal, Dakar, Oxfam, global garment recycling, Frip Ethique, United Kingdom, Joanna Lumley, Shwop Drop Box, Leon Kaye, Greece, United Arab Emirates

Marks & Spencer’s Shwopping, One Year Later: Progress and Potential

A year has passed since Marks & Spencer launched its Shwopping campaign in many of its UK stores. Leon Kaye chats with Adam…
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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…