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The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago. They co-wrote a paper that says a carbon tax is crucial if the U.S. is to avoid risks related to climate change.
The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20 households in Kenya alone.
A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to a career within the petroleum sector.
One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it's called here, rain enhancement science. The UAE recently doled out $5 million in grants to advance cloud-seeding research.
After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new programs, including one that trains citizens how to make solar-powered street lights.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together will receive low-interest loans totaling US$46 million.
33,000 people are expected to attend the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, and the opening ceremony got off to a rousing start with the success of COP21 still on everyone's minds.
An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up to $1.3 trillion, or another 1.1 percent, to the global economy.
A new 117MW wind farm in the Tafila region marks a big step forward in diversifying the Jordan’s energy portfolio.
This contestant in the Masdar 2016 Blogging Contest says: If climate change continues without any efforts to reduce it, we can expect not only to incur serious economic costs but also catastrophic damages, which would have an impact on agricultural productivity, human health, property damages from increased flood risk and more.
The fact that the COP21 climate talks in Paris ended up with an agreement is a turning point well worth celebrating, though much work remains to be done.
Masdar is sponsoring its fourth annual Engage Blogging Contest. The winner will be flown to Abu Dhabi by Masdar to cover the conference’s high-profile events.