Sunday 29 January 2023

Zayed Sustainability Prize opens submissions for 2024 cycle

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s global award for recognising excellence in sustainability, has called small and medium enterprises, non-profit organisations and high schools to submit entries before the May 2, 2023 deadline.   Submissions will be


UAE plans to reach 14GW of renewable energy by 2030

The UAE has ambition to 14 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy by 2030, while continuing to supply oil and gas responsibly, said Climate Minister Mariam Almheiri in an interview with CNN.   “When I talk about the UAE, we have targets; we've set clean e


19 entities of Ras Al Khaimah achieve ISO 50001

Some 19 entities of Ras Al Khaimah have achieved the prestigious ISO 50001 energy management certification, making Ras Al Khaimah Government the first in the world get the certification for all its entities. The accomplishment was announced at the World Future Energy Summit 2023, part of Abu


Oman: TotalEnergies starts gas production in onshore block

France-based global multi-energy company TotalEnergies has announced the start of gas production from onshore Block 10 in Oman as well as an agreement with Oman LNG for a long-term LNG purchase contract. TotalEnergies has announced the start of gas production from the Mabrouk Nor


Shell Oman to introduce first smart service stations

Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG (Shell Oman) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Amlaak Energy Resources Company (Amlaak), an Omani company, to launch unique smart service stations in the sultanate.    This makes Shell Oman the first fuel market


Jinko starts work on 300 MW Saad solar PV project in KSA

Al Ghazala Energy Company, the Saudi-based subsidiary of Jinko Power Technology Co, a global leader in renewable energy, has achieved financial close and commenced construction of its 300 MW Saad Solar PV Project in the kingdom. The project is scheduled for commissioning in Q4 2024.


Taqa acquires key stake in Taweelah B IWPP project

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) announced today that it has entered into the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the Taweelah B Independent Power and Water Plant (Taweelah B IWPP) and acquiring an additional stake in the plant.   As part of a transa


Opec Fund nets $1bn for project finance with debut SDG bond

The Opec Fund for International Development (Opec Fund) said it has priced its inaugural benchmark bond issue in the capital markets using the sustainable development goal (SDG) bond framework on which Credit Agricole CIB acted as sole sustainability advisor.  


Masdar to develop 5GW renewable projects in Africa

Masdar has demonstrated its commitment to helping African nations in their clean energy transition by signing agreements at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2023 with three countries Angola, Uganda and Zambia to develop renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of up to 5 gigawat


Dubai named No 1 global destination by Tripadvisor Awards

Dubai has been named the No 1 global destination in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for a second successive year, consolidating its position as the world’s 'favourite tourist destination'.    The recognition support

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