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  1. Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017
    Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017 20 Mar 2017

    A joint venture between Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Qatar Petroleum will begin construction on a 200 megawatt (MW) solar project this year

    Middle East,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  2. 100% renewables makes financial sense for Iran
    100% renewables makes financial sense for Iran 10 Mar 2017

    According to a new study, if Iran transitions to a fully renewable electricity system, the nation would see financial gains as early as 2030

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  3. MENA region forecasts over 5.7 GW of solar
    MENA region forecasts over 5.7 GW of solar 24 Feb 2017

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have more than 5.7 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy capacity in the pipeline, according to new report

    Africa,Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. Iran dedicates $3 billion to renewable projects
    Iran dedicates $3 billion to renewable projects 7 Feb 2017

    Iranian Energy Minister, Hamid Chitchian, has confirmed the nation’s Finance Ministry’s proposals to invest $3 billion in delivering 5 GW of new clean energy capacity

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  5. Saudi Arabia to launch $30-50 billion clean energy plan
    Saudi Arabia to launch $30-50 billion clean energy plan 17 Jan 2017

    Saudi Arabia is looking to invest up to US$50 billion in renewable energy by 2023, announced the Energy, Industry and Mineral Recourses Minister, Khalid Al-Falih, on Monday

    Middle East,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. United Arab Emirates sets sights on 50% clean energy target
    United Arab Emirates sets sights on 50% clean energy target 12 Jan 2017

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest $163bn in projects to generate half of the nation's power needs from renewables

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. World’s tallest solar tower to be built in Israel
    World’s tallest solar tower to be built in Israel 10 Jan 2017

    New renewable energy targets have prompted the development of the world’s tallest solar tower to be constructed deep in the Israeli desert

    Middle East,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. World first green sports development to be built in Dubai by Danish football star
    World first green sports development to be built in Dubai by Danish football star 3 Nov 2016

    A new facility called Green Sports Hub by Ebbe Sand and launched last night, will be built in Dubai in order to encourage increased sports tourism in the country.

    Middle East,Sport
  9. Formula E joins forces with COP22 for Marrakech ePrix
    Formula E joins forces with COP22 for Marrakech ePrix 19 Oct 2016

    Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have today announced that the world’s first fully-electric racing series will be an official partner of COP22 for the inaugural Marrakesh ePrix with the support of the high patronage of King Mohammed VI of Morocco

    Middle East,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 22,Sport
  10. Solar plane completes historic global circuit
    Solar plane completes historic global circuit 26 Jul 2016

    The experimental zero-fuel aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, has completed the final leg of its global circumnavigation attempt.

    Middle East,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Transport

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