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Threefold increase in electricity bills from today
Environment & Energy | Monday 1 January, 2018 9:45 am
From Monday, consumers will have to bear a threefold increase in electricity tariff with the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) and a revised bill calculation system. Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) will apply 5% VAT on electricity bills, connection and service charges. The Electricity and...
Interested in the weather? Join the new Saudi Meteorological Club
Environment & Energy | Sunday 31 December, 2017 10:48 am
The Saudi Meteorological Club for weather and climate amateurs was established under the umbrella of the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME). This club aims to encourage the participation of all people, especially experts, to raise awareness of meteorology in the Kingdom, as well ...
EmiratesGBC builds the case for ‘Nearly Zero Energy Buildings’ 
with tour of Sustainable Autonomous House
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 26 December, 2017 1:45 pm
Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, highlighted the Importance of working towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs) in collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre...
Environment & Energy | Sunday 24 December, 2017 3:00 am
In keeping with the hotel’s corporate social responsibility programme, a team of 27 employees from the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai joined the emirate-wide campaign to clean up public spaces in Dubai International City last month. The activity was organised by Dubai Municipality as part of...
Madinah hosts anti-smoking event to preserve city's cleanliness
Environment & Energy | Saturday 23 December, 2017 9:31 am
The Under Presidency for the Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque organized an awareness event titled “Together to Make the Haram Area Smoking-Free.”   The event included two lectures by Dr. Mohammed bin Jaber Al-Yamani, head of the pharmacology department at King Saud...
Saudi Arabia hopes to start nuclear pact talks with US in weeks
Environment & Energy | Friday 22 December, 2017 1:45 am
Saudi Arabia aims to start talks with Washington within weeks on an agreement to allow US firms to participate in its nascent civilian nuclear energy programme, with the first tender expected in 2018, the kingdom’s energy minister said on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia is interested in reaching ...
Schneider Electric Renews MoU with National Grid Saudi Arabia to Increase Electricity Reliability
Environment & Energy | Thursday 21 December, 2017 2:25 pm
Schneider Electric and the National Grid Saudi Arabia (SA) renewed the 3-year long Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed 3 years ago to continue to provide the National Grid Saudi Arabia with reliable and cost-effective electricity in Saudi Arabia, through which National Grid SA and Schneider...
Saudi Aramco awards Schlumberger contracts for drilling rigs and services for oil and gas wells
Environment & Energy | Sunday 17 December, 2017 7:20 am
Saudi Aramco has awarded Schlumberger two lump sum contracts for drilling rigs and services for oil and gas wells. Under the contracts, Schlumberger Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) will provide drilling rigs and services for up to 146 gas wells and up to 128 oil wells over three...
Saudi Aramco Awards Schlumberger 2 Contracts for Oil, Gas Wellheads' Excavation, Service Devices
Environment & Energy | Sunday 17 December, 2017 5:50 am
 Saudi Aramco awarded Schlumberger Limited Company two contracts to provide it with oil wellheads' excavation and other service devices, as the Schlumberger integrated drilling sector will serve as many as 46 gas wellheads as well as 128 oil wellheads, through 3-year span of time...
Sustainable energy concerns answered at Saudi smart grid conference
Environment & Energy | Friday 15 December, 2017 2:46 am
The seventh Saudi Arabia Smart Grid (SASG) conference was convened on Wednesday at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel with a focus on “smart solutions for sustainable energy.” The conference commenced with words from Deputy Minister for Energy Dr. Saleh Al-Awaji; the governor of the...