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Additional 75.5 million sqft were added to district cooling systems in Middle East in 2014
Environment & Energy | Thursday 6 August, 2015 11:21 am
According to the latest International District Energy Association (IDEA)’s report on growth in District Energy, the Middle East region recorded the addition of additional 75,459,748 sqft to district cooling systems in 2014.    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation...
Carbon Clean Solutions Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
Environment & Energy | Thursday 6 August, 2015 1:45 am
 Carbon Clean Solutions (CCS), a London-based energy technology company, was awarded today as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. CCS was founded by two graduates from the Indian Institute of...
Solar power plant set to open in Aflaj
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 5 August, 2015 4:27 am
The solar-power plant, “Layla,” in Aflaj province, will be opened shortly, Saleh Al-Awaji, chairman of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), has said. The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is one of the signatories, along with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Taqnia...
GCC-Implications of UAE’s Fuel Deregulation
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 4 August, 2015 1:11 pm
In a pragmatic move aimed at boosting fiscal health and reducing domestic oil consumption in the UAE, the nation’s Ministry of Energy announced that transport fuel prices would be deregulated as of 1 August 2015. With GCC economies steadily embracing market oriented reforms, the surprise move ...
NWC officially launches eBranch to provide services for 600,000 customers
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 4 August, 2015 12:11 pm
The National Water Company has launched its eBranch on its website ( to provide all services to its customers in Riyadh and Jeddah. It will target 600,000 customers in both cities who can submit their requests around the clock easily and efficiently. NWC stated that it has exerted ...
Solar powered palm trees boost Dubai's smart plans
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 4 August, 2015 6:18 am
Solar panel powered-palm tree inspired Wi-Fi stations have become the latest addition to the smart city technology of Dubai.   Umm Suqeim Beach and Za’abeel Park are the first two locations for the Smart Palms which provide free wireless internet access. They also give information...
UAE Motorists Urged to Adopt Fuel Efficient Vehicles in Reaction to Fuel Subsidy Revision
Environment & Energy | Monday 3 August, 2015 3:12 am
In reaction to the UAE government recently revising fuel subsidies, industry experts today urged motorists to adopt fuel-efficient vehicles to save on petrol costs and support the UAE’s sustainable transportation agenda.   Starting on 1 August 2015, the UAE Ministry of Energy,...
NWC launches SAR 162 million water network in Taif to serve 14 suburbs
Environment & Energy | Sunday 2 August, 2015 11:27 am
NWC said it has completed several water projects in Taif for the municipality that serves a number of suburbs as part of strategic plans for developing infrastructure and raising operational efficiency in the water and environment sectors according to the highest quality standards and operational...
Saudi Arabia keeps oil output at record pace
Environment & Energy | Saturday 1 August, 2015 3:57 am
OPEC oil output reached the highest monthly level in recent history in July, a Reuters survey found on Friday, as Saudi Arabia and other key members show no sign of wavering in their focus on defending market share instead of prices. The latest boost from the Organization of the Petroleum...
NWC starts the pilot operation of the stage 1 of Saad Project
Environment & Energy | Thursday 30 July, 2015 2:55 am
On Tuesday 13 Ramadan, 2015h (30 June, 2015g), Dr. Loay Ahmed  Al-Musallam, NWC CEO, attended the pilot operation of stage 1 of the project of developing Abar Saad ground water field that supplies Riyadh with water. Stage 1 includes the execution of a water station with the capacity of 500,000 ...