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MEED Clean Energy 2014

Dubai considers green sukuk for renewable projects

Dubai considers sukuk for renewable projects

28 September 2014 | By

Emirate discussing the use of capital markets to fund some sustainable developments

Faisal Ali Rashid, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Dubai district cooling legislation under discussion

25 September 2014 | By

Supreme Council discusses new ruling for heavily populated areas

Dubai’s planned energy programme states that by 2030, 12 per cent of its power will come from coal

Can coal ever be clean?

25 September 2014 | By

Doubts emerge over carbon capture as UAE considers expanding on coal use

Hany Ayesh, Etihad Energy Services Company

Government buildings targeted for energy efficiency programme

25 September 2014 | By

100 buildings in Dubai are being retrofitted with improved appliances to reduce energy consumption

Karim Nassif, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Renewables can attract innovative financing

25 September 2014 | By

Projects such as solar can use more flexible investment to encourage sponsors

Humidity boosts performance at Dubai solar park

Humidity boosts performance at Dubai solar park

25 September 2014 | By

Environmental conditions unexpectedly help light convertion

Dewa is expected to announce a plan to introduce net metering for future rooftop solar implementations

Dewa favours net metering over feed-in tariffs

24 September 2014 | By

Dubai utility will make decision this year as it opens up its solar market

Dubai 2030 energy mix

UAE considers coal expansion across all emirates

24 September 2014 | By

Emirates plan drive for a diversified energy-supply mix and energy security

Vahid Fotuhi, Mesia

Rooftop solar must overcome Dubai’s rental market

24 September 2014 | By

The technology will provide limited amounts of distributed renewable energy as the UAE considers coal for its fuel mix

Marwan Abdulaziz, DuBiotech and EnPark

EnPark encourages technology development for clean energy

23 September 2014 | By

Speaking at MEED’s Clean Energy conference, Abdulaziz outlines how Enpark is encouraging developments


UAE banks missing out on project finance opportunities

23 September 2014 | By

Lending in dirhams means developers do not get the best interest rates

Award for phase 2 of Dubai solar park expected by year end

Award for phase 2 of Dubai solar park by year end

23 September 2014 | By

Substation contract for solar park also awarded

For water, Dewa's aim is to improve efficiency of supply and reduce leaks, unmetered supply and technical losses

Dewa launches sustainability report

23 September 2014 | By

Utility outlines targets around future performance

Solar Power

Middle East likely to miss 2020 renewables targets

23 September 2014 | By

Region has big plans but has been slow to progress them into projects

Dewa Sustainable Building

Dewa wants to pioneer renewable energy

23 September 2014 | By

Dubai utility wants to meet highest green energy standards

Renewable energy projects news


Dubai extends deadline for coal project to early 2015 Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Utility received prequalification entries from 17 companies in May

Dubai extends deadline for solar park deal

Dubai extends deadline for solar park deal Subscription

28 September 2014 | By

24 companies invited to bid for independent power project

Wind farm

Morocco receives bids for 850MW wind projects Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Five groups are competing for the schemes

Photovoltaic solar power

Kuwait Oil Company awards solar energy contract Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Spanish company will build off-grid solar scheme at upstream facility

Power generation sources

Dubai invites bids for phase 2 of solar park Subscription

17 August 2014 | By

Utility has prequalified 24 companies to bid for independent power project

First Solar wins Shams Maan photovoltaic plant contract

First Solar wins Jordan plant contract Subscription

6 August 2014 | By

US firm will build 52.5MW Shams Maan photovoltaic plant

Solar panels

Dewa awards contract for solar centre Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Innovation centre will be located at Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park

Companies are still waiting for news on Abu Dhabi’s planned 100MW waste-to-energy plant

Firms wait for news on Abu Dhabi waste-to-energy project Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Construction contract originally scheduled to be awarded by end of 2013

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Qatar considers using solar technology for rail projects

Qatar considers solar technology for rail projects Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Solar panels at depot could provide up to 80MW of power for proposed rail system

Jordan targeted energy mix

Jordan cancels third round of renewables programme Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

Amman also postpones submission date for second round until end of year

Concentrated solar power

Acwa’s Ouarzazate solar plant project to win new investment Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

World Bank’s IFC considers equity stake in Moroccan project

Qatar opens region’s largest solar manufacturing plant Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

Plant owner already has orders for 300MW-worth of solar panels for Asian market

Key Saudi Arabian solar executive leaves post Subscription

26 May 2014 | By

Man who designed extremely ambitious solar power plan no longer working for KA-Care  

Fuel subsidies removal vital to Morocco’s power plans Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Morocco’s government ended subsidies on gasoline and fuel oil in early 2014

Drydocks’ North Sea rig to be delivered by June Subscription

15 April 2014 | By

Dubai World unit Drydocks World will also deliver wind power platform in the third quarter

Renewable energy to offer main growth market for project finance Subscription

19 March 2014 | By

Strong liquidity will enable banks to finance the proposed renewable energy schemes

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Renewables trends

Dubai’s planned energy programme states that by 2030, 12 per cent of its power will come from coal

Can coal ever be clean?

25 September 2014 | By

Doubts emerge over carbon capture as UAE considers expanding on coal use

Renewable energy

Targets set for power generation Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Regional governments differ widely in their green energy ambitions

Ahmed Nada, Middle East vice-president, First Solar

The Middle East’s solar potential Subscription

17 September 2014

Middle East vice-president Ahmed Nada on First Solar’s regional strategy

Power cost comparisons and challenges

Case for harnessing renewable energy Subscription

17 September 2014 | By Richard Nield

Declining costs are improving the economics of renewables projects

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy


Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

Gulf Projects Index

Four Gulf states keep index stable Subscription

10 July 2014

Growth in Oman, Iraq, the UAE and Saudi Arabia cancels out decline in Kuwait

Renewable energy

Saudi Arabia renewables plans falter Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

The future of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy is not clear

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Special reports


Region trials new ways to meet power demand

17 September 2014 | By

Renewable power championed in the Middle East

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Mena renewables 2013

Webinar: MENA Renewable Energy Subscription

12 May 2013

In this presentation, MEED discusses the trends and prospects for renewable power in the region

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Elsewedy Electric Subscription

Egypt-based company that has a number of firms under its ownership, and specialises in the supply, installationand commissioning of overhead transmission lines and substations

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Fichtner Consulting Engineers Subscription

The company offers engineering consulting in bioenergy, industrial, power, renewable and waste sectors

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    Alaa Nassif Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Alaa Nassif is executive president, Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu

    Ghassan Jabbour Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Ghassan Jabbour is director of solar and photovoltaics engineering research centre, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (Kaust)

    Abdulhadi al-Mureeh Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Abdulhadi al-Mureeh is managing director, National Solar Systems

    Mujahid al-Gain Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Mujahid al-Gain is senior investment consultant, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

    Ibrahim Babelli Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Ibrahim Babelli is chief strategist, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

    Khalid al-Sulaiman Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Khalid al-Sulaiman is vice-president for renewable energy, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

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    Jordan: Solar PV projects Subscription

    7 August 2014 | By

    Carrying out solar photovoltaic (PV) projects

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