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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 (www.NWC.com.sa) 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 ...
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERS DISCUSS GROUNDWATER ISSUES IN QATAR
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 29 July, 2015 12:54 pm
Leaders from Qatar’s public and private sector marked international Earth Day by gathering to discuss the threat a rising water table poses to major infrastructure projects. Hosted by local company Uniquip-Hoelscher LLC, the workshop featured prominent experts who discussed risks to drinking...
IAEA experts: Russia has the world's best technologies of SNF treatment
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 28 July, 2015 1:59 pm
The latest technology of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) safe handling developed and implemented by Russian nuclear scientists are unique and surpass foreign analogues, foreign industry experts believe.   International IAEA workshop, at which the issues of ensuring environmental safety of SNF...
ACWA Power led consortium achieves Financial Close for the landmark Shuaa Energy
Environment & Energy | Monday 27 July, 2015 3:07 pm
The consortium of ACWA Power and TSK Electronica y Electricidad S.A. (“TSK”) has achieved financial close for the development, construction, ownership and operation of Shuaa Energy 1 PSC, the 260 MWp (200 MWac) solar photo-voltaic (PV) independent power project (IPP) under Phase II of...
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