Middle East

All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation in the Middle East power and energy sectors, with specific focus on Dubai, UAE, Israel, Iran and Iraq. Tenders, power purchase agreements, renewable energy projects and energy auctions will also be included in this section.

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Climate-positive policies ‘not enough to deliver decarbonisation’

DNV GL has released a new report summarising strategies and policies needed to speed up the energy transition.
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Masdar and Tribe partner to develop Australian waste-to-energy projects

The aim of the JV company is to develop EfW projects across Australia, as well as to support the delivery and management of these projects.

Dubai launches innovation centre and 800MW third phase of solar park

DEWA) has welcomed the launch of its Innovation Centre and the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
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ABB donates equipment to rebuild Beirut hospitals after explosion

Major hospitals and a school in Beirut will receive products and solutions from ABB to restore and accelerate reconstruction efforts as the city rebuilds its civil society.
Siemens Energy appoints Diversity Officer alongside vow to have 30% women executives by 2030

Siemens Energy appoints Diversity Officer and pledges 30% women executives

Siemens Energy has appointed Maria Ferraro as its first Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer. The move comes as the...
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Dubai power and water plant gets controls upgrade

A new package of enhanced energy services from Siemens Energy will supply Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s Jebel Ali L2 power and water station.
Exergy delivers three geothermal plants in Turkey despite Covid

Exergy delivers three geothermal plants in Turkey despite Covid

Three new geothermal plants have been brought online in Turkey by Italian energy company Exergy International.
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Global hydrogen production market to hit $420bn by 2030

Research firm Frost & Sullivan predicts the global hydrogen production market will more than double by 2030 owing to sustainability goals sets by individual governments, regionally and globally.
Renewables need $800bn to hit 2050 climate goals says IRENA report

Renewables need $800bn to hit 2050 climate goals says report

Global investments in renewable energy need to be tripled to meet 2050 climate change goals set under the Paris Agreement.
‘Renewables immune to Covid’ says IEA chief Birol

‘Renewables immune to Covid’ says IEA chief Birol

“Renewables appear to be immune to Covid-19,” said Fatih Birol of the IEA as he revealed that clean energy had defied the pandemic downturn.

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