WFES 2016 Preview

Growing populations and energy demands are causing Middle East countries to increase energy capacity and diversify their energy mix with renewable energy The Middle East and GCC face a rapidly-growing demand for energy, and renewable energy – especially solar and wind – will play a key role in...






The country plans to reach 20 per cent of its required power for a total of 11.32 gigawatts from renewables by 2020, across wind, photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, and hydroelectric projects, according to a report Gypt’S renewables energy sector presents a potential opportunity of more than $10 billion for private sector financing over the next five years, experts say.As Egypt’s installed power capacity is set to nearly double from 31 gigawatts in 2013 to 60 gigawatts in 2020, renewables will play a key role...






Scaling up modern renewables in Africa is an affordable means to help meet fast-growing energy demand while increasing energy access, improving health and achieving sustainability goals, a report saysThe African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of...






The country will need to increase focus on renewable and electrification technologies in the end-use sectors, while also focusing more on the abundant renewable potential for heating and transport fuelErmany is on track to realising its 2030 renewable energy targets, according to a new report...






Globally, the carbon offset market is projected to cumulatively nearly double in value and grow 1.5 times in volume by 2020. Over the next five years, the global carbon offset market could grow to 712 tonnes worth $4.1 billion over 2015-2020 BP and Masdar have announced a joint goal of making the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2016, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the Middle East’s largest-ever event to use carbon offsetting to mitigate its carbon emissions.BP Target Neutral, BP’s nonprofit carbon reduction and offsetting...






The main objective of the Pest Control and Public Health Conference is to discuss ways in which harmful pests can be eliminated to reduce diseases, such as malaria in the region through the adoption of effective, low-toxicity and eco-friendly pesticidesThe Pest Control and Public Health Conference...






The Wind Atlas is the newest addition to the datasets available through Irena’s Global Atlas, a renewable energy mapping tool that uses microscale modellingThe most detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential are now available online, thanks to a free resource launched today by the...






A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) aims to assist countries in their transition to renewable energy-based power systems. The Age of Renewable Power, released on the sidelines of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum in Tokyo, identifies 20 measures that can be...






Scaling up renewable energy to the level required to meet global climate objectives would contribute to at least 12 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by increasing energy access, improving quality of life and reducing poverty Emission reductions from renewables, coupled with...






The UAE has one of the fastest-growing automobile markets in the region, with its automotive sales growing by 6.5 per cent and 75 per cent of consumers planning to buy a car in the next two years, according to a recent report In reaction to the UAE government recently revising fuel subsidies...






Solar power, together with other renewable energy sources, could save the region billions of dollars annually while introducing innumerable health and environmental benefits, while also acting to preserve precious existing fossil fuel resourcesThe UAE’s solar powered energy pricing has now reached...






The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately $50 million is part of a $350...






A separate study by the World Bank shows that as the Mena region’s population continues to grow, and is projected to double over the next 40 years, per capita water availability is expected to fall by more than 50 per cent by 2050The International Water Summit (IWS) 2016 is set to attract global...






In addition to the focus given to renewable energy, ministers also placed high importance on energy access, international cooperation, market transparency, energy security, energy efficiency, clean energy innovation and climate changeEnergy ministers from the G20 countries and heads of international...






The envisaged energy transformation would reduce Poland’s carbon dioxide emissions and could save up to $2 billion per year by 2030 when taking into account externalities related to health and environmental costsPoland can increase its share of renewable energy in power generation to nearly 38 per...






The company, a market leader in the high pressure sector, says its family of Unicus products has been made even better with its new all-in-one high tech system that provides firefighters with simplicity, efficiency and securityThe bauer group has developed a new and innovative all in one...






The company’s solid track record in owning, designing, building and operating district cooling schemes throughout the GCC since 1998 and having a total of 67 plants with a total capacity of almost 1 million RT are its competitive advantagesSaudi Tabreed was established in 2006 as a joint venture...






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