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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s six member countries — Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman – are home to more than 60 percent of the world’s water desalination facilities. The majority of clean drinking water ...
Donald Trump's views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean-energy companies should be worried about a potential Trump presidency.
According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least one bribe in the past year.
Despite the challenging economic and political environment in the Middle East, renewables -- especially solar power technologies -- are enjoying a surge, from the Mediterranean shores of North Africa to the posh cities within the oil-rich Gulf nations.
Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order to bring price stability. But those talks ended in acrimony and with no agreement on prices.
Despite reports to the contrary, more than a third of Masdar City's developed area will be completed within the next five years, a significant proportion of it by third-party developers whose projects will be realized according to Abu Dhabi's Estidama sustainable building standards.
It is estimated that more than 2.3 million Filipinos work abroad — and that is the official statistic. Many work without the proper visas, making them even more vulnerable to poor working conditions and human rights abuses.
A recent Royal Brunei Flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, piloted by an all-female crew, raised some eyebrows as it landed in Saudi Arabia . . . where women are still not allowed to drive.
In Masdar City, the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) is officially opened after being on the drawing board for a few years. The facility will tackled the intertwined challenges of food production and energy efficiency.
Much of the finger-pointing over low oil prices has been directed toward Saudi Arabia, but the kingdom's oil minister is not having it.
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.
Late last week, President Obama announced he would include a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the FY2016 budget that his administration is proposing to Congress. The oil industry is saying, "No way."