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Energy efficient fridges now mandatory
Environment & Energy | Saturday 30 May, 2015 10:43 am
Government inspectors will start checking stores starting Sunday to ensure they are stocking energy efficient refrigerators and freezers.Dealers had until Thursday this past week to comply with new regulations issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This is part of the government’s...
Saudi Aramco may raise rigs in 2016
Environment & Energy | Friday 29 May, 2015 2:20 am
Saudi Aramco may raise the number of its oil and gas drilling rigs to as high as 250 next year if oil prices continue to firm and as domestic demand for gas increases, industry sources said.Currently the national energy giant has 212 rigs of both types in operation and that could rise to between...
Special attention at ATOMEXPO 2015 Forum will be paid to issues of the safe use of nuclear technologies
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 27 May, 2015 2:01 pm
Extensive business program with participation of heads of corporations, top managers of international companies, international-level experts will be presented by hosts of the ATOMEXPO 2015, VII International Forum, which is to be held from 1st to 3rd of June 2015 in Moscow, Gostiny Dvor.The...
Airbus Little Engineer Space workshop, during the Official Launch Ceremony of the UAE Space Agency
Environment & Energy | Monday 25 May, 2015 3:03 pm
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, interacts with the students at the Airbus Little Engineer Space workshop, during the Official Launch Ceremony of the UAE Space Agency in Abu Dhabi today.Airbus...
Oil product trade: KSA aiming high
Environment & Energy | Saturday 23 May, 2015 9:24 am
Saudi Arabia's rapid transition into one of the world's largest oil refiners adds an extra dimension to the oil exporter's role as the driver of OPEC policy.When it attends OPEC's next meeting in two weeks, it does so with major new state-of-the-art oil refineries that can profit from cheaper...
ACWA Power and Masen Achieve Financial Close of NOORo II and NOORo III Projects
Environment & Energy | Thursday 21 May, 2015 8:03 am
(Power Purchase Agreements) were signed between ACWA Power and Masen for both projects on 10 March 2015. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) will hold 25% of the equity in both projects. SENER will also be an equity investor in NOORo II. A joint and several EPC consortium constituted by...
International Renewable Energy Agency HQ in Masdar City Named Green Commercial Building of the Year
Environment & Energy | Sunday 17 May, 2015 12:00 am
Emirates Green Building Council Honours IRENA Building Architect and Lead Consultant Woods Bagot, Design and Build Contractor Brookfield MultiplexThe recently completed International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) headquarters, located in Masdar City, where Masdar is building the world’s most...
Saudi Aramco highlights upstream spending push
Environment & Energy | Thursday 14 May, 2015 9:18 am
Saudi Aramco will dedicate most of its spending to oil production over the next decade to maintain its position as the world’s top crude oil exporter, the energy giant reiterated in its annual report for 2014.“The bulk of this spending will be in our upstream activities to ensure we maintain...
Russia expands its nuclear power solutions to Far East and Middle East
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 13 May, 2015 4:13 pm
Russia has become a world leader in nuclear technology, after considerable investment in research and development. According to research by the World Nuclear Association released in March 2015, Russia is "moving steadily forward with plans for much expanded role of nuclear energy, including...
325 Scientists from 34 countries Apply for UAE’s Rain Enhancement Program
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 13 May, 2015 9:45 am
Following the close of its initial deadline for research pre-proposals on April 16, the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has announced that it has received an overwhelming response from interested scientists around the world.In order to help arid and semi-arid countries increase...