On December 2, 1971, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the president of the newly formed United Arab Emirates. Charged with leading this young country, the biggest resource that enabled the UAE’s first president to transform this arid desert region into the sprawling business hub it is today was not money but [...]
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The Siemens Headquarters by architects Sheppard Robson in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi is anticipated to be the first LEED Platinum office building in the Middle East, and it could set a new standard for sustainable building practices in that region. The headquarters is part of a strategic partnership between Masdar [...]
• US$56.6 billion invested in global renewable energy projects in Q3 2012, reports Bloomberg New Energy Finance
• 40 cleantech and renewable energy projects to be showcased at the sixth World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi from 15 – 17 January 2013
• The Project & Finance Village at WFES 2013 is a crucial platform for developers, innovators and investors to connect
DUBAI – More than 30,000 world leaders, industry experts and technology innovators are expected to attend the sixth World Future Energy Summit, or WFES, from January 15-17 in Abu Dhabi, firmly establishing it as the world’s foremost event for the renewable energy and environment industry.
Whether we are confronting the challenges of climate change or the problems posed by the growing scarcity of commodities such as carbon fuels and metals, technologies that boost efficiency have never been as vital as they are today.
The seeds sown in 2006 in Abu Dhabi are producing a rich harvest
In January 2012, China’s Premier, Wen Jiabao, used the 2012 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi to urge countries to work towards a better framework of international energy governance to tackle the global issues of energy efficiency, security and transitioning to clean technologies. He also used the forum to propose the establishment of an energy market governance mechanism within the G20 framework. Given that energy is one of the key bottlenecks for China’s growth, it is hardly surprising that China is throwing its support behind such a proposal. Against the backdrop of Iranian oil sanctions and the narrow maritime chokepoint that is the Malacca Straits, China undoubtedly feels that its energy security is vulnerable. And while China hopes to put energy at the forefront of the global discussion agenda in order to address issues that impact the stable supply of energy to the Middle Kingdom, there could be wider implications for East Asia.
Schneider Electric, the global specialists in energy management, announced the launch of Acti 9, a complete final distribution system that provides innovative load monitoring and control, and easily connects to any facility management system and serves as an essential element in energy efficiency solutions.
As our world grows smaller and smaller and global tourism market expands at a breathless pace, there has never been a greater need to promote sustainable tourism and more responsible use of natural resources. This was the takeaway message of the speakers and participants in the day-long event hosted by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority to mark the World Tourism Day on Thursday.
Hot months see the middle east burn through water and power. fmME checks out the state of resource conservation in the region