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Beeah: the hero of zero waste is ready for its next mission

The emirate of Sharjah is poised to become the Middle East’s first zero-waste city, after building the region’s first waste-to-energy plant.  Yet even before the plant’s inauguration in May, Sharjah had the highest waste diversion rate in the region, at 76 percent, thanks to the pioneering efforts of local environmental and waste management group Beeah.  […]

BP's Teesside site

Abu Dhabi unveils hydrogen plan to bolster UAE’s eco ambitions

Abu Dhabi unveiled its hydrogen policy and regulatory framework on Monday – part of the UAE’s push to become a global force in the low-carbon economy. The Department of Energy (DoE) said its framework aimed to accelerate the UAE’s national hydrogen strategy, adding that it is working with public and private sector stakeholders including Abu […]

Oman plans to allocate huge land in Dhofar for ‘green’ investors

Oman’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning is seeking approvals for an estimated 450 million square metres of land in Dhofar governorate for renewables and green hydrogen projects. The process is being facilitated in coordination with several concerned ministries and government agencies, Sultan Al Ghafri, director general of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning […]

Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser predicted growth in oil demand of around 1.5m bpd in 2024, which is less optimistic than Opec's forecast

Aramco’s Nasser: a homegrown engineer who reached the top

At an industry event this year in Riyadh, the Saudi energy minister paused at about 9pm in front of some 1,000 people and told them it was bedtime for Amin Nasser, the chief executive of state-owned oil producer Saudi Aramco. He was not joking. Over a career of four decades, Nasser has earned a reputation […]

Abu-Dhabi based renewable energy company Masdar is buying a stake in HyGreen Teesside, which should produce up to 500MWe of hydrogen by 2030

Hello hydrogen: inside the GCC’s next mega-commodity

With annual revenues from green hydrogen in the GCC estimated to grow to about $200 billion by 2050, the region is investing heavily as a means to continue using its oil resources, while supporting international partners in reducing carbon emissions. Up to one million hydrogen-related jobs could be created in the Gulf within three decades, […]

UK firms look to power the UAE’s energy transition

The UAE’s commitment to a net zero future is being increasingly recognised worldwide and capturing the attention of global partners including Britain. A case in point is London-based Desolenator, the world’s first solar thermal desalination technology company, delivering net-zero clean water at scale to companies and communities. It uniquely uses both solar-generated heat and electricity […]

Sinopec Limited's parent, Sinopec Group, is the world's largest oil refining, gas and petrochemical conglomerate

Aramco partners with Chinese giant for projects in Saudi

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) on Wednesday signed an agreement with China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) to develop projects in the kingdom, underscoring the strong investment links between the two countries. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covered a number of areas including potential collaborations across upstream and downstream businesses, engineering and construction, oilfield services, […]

Masdar takes lead as Azerbaijan sets ambitious green targets

Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, announced on Tuesday that it has achieved financial close for its 230mw Garadagh Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant in Azerbaijan. The project, the country’s first foreign investment-based independent solar power project and Masdar’s first in Azerbaijan, is co-financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the Asian Development Bank, the […]

Etihad CEO Tony Douglas

Etihad CEO issues call to make aviation industry net zero

There is no “single bullet” to solve the climate crisis and airlines must work together to create a sustainable aviation sector, the CEO of Etihad Airways has told AGBI. Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “This is about industry – from the giants to the start-ups – governments, regulators and academics […]

The road from Jeddah: US and Saudi set out their 19 priorities

Clean energy, investment deals and space exploration are at the heart of the Jeddah communiqué – the partnership agreement issued by the US and Saudi governments after President Joe Biden’s meeting with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Among the agreements reached during the president’s visit on July 15 and 16 was a […]

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From chocolate to solar power, the UK-GCC trade deal is a winner

A trade deal between the United Kingdom and the Gulf region has the potential to support jobs “from Dover to Doha”, while building vital green industries and supplying innovative services to the GCC. That’s according to UK Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who today launched free trade negotiations with the Gulf Cooperation Council, made up of […]

Shams solar power plant

Abu Dhabi deal aims to build global clean energy powerhouse

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have signed binding agreements to buy stakes in Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, better known as Masdar, from Mubadala Investment Company.  The partnership aims to create a global clean energy powerhouse that consolidates the renewable energy and green hydrogen efforts of TAQA, […]

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UAE ‘at forefront’ of global climate fight after new $50bn pledge

The UAE is now at the forefront of the global fight against climate change after President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan pledged an extra $50 billion investment over the next decade. That’s the view of Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, the country’s Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, following the UAE President’s commitment announced […]

ACWA places faith in hydrogen to power Saudi’s future

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, has grand ambitions to become the globe’s number one producer of green hydrogen. The kingdom is aiming to produce around four million tonnes of the gas by 2030 as part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MbS) Vision 2030 to diversify the economy. Green hydrogen is set […]