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Eye on the Prize: Solar Market Potential in Saudi Arabia

When 13 MW of renewable capacity is installed in the United States, understandably, no one bats an eyelash. When 13 MW of renewable capacity is installed in the Gulf, there’s a multimillion-dollar inauguration party, in true Gulf opulence.At the end...

Posted September 28, 2014    

Sprouting Sustainable Buildings Across the Emirates: Green Construction and Building Regulations

In November of 2013, the Burj Khalifa was lit ablaze with fireworks as Dubai won the bid to host the World Expo 2020. Within the overarching theme of  “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, sustainability was positioned as one of three main...

Posted September 26, 2014    

Growing Awareness of Sustainability in the UAE

Home to some of the world’s highest per capita carbon emitters (we’re looking at you, Kuwait and Qatar) and per capita energy consumers, our hydrocarbon-rich friends of the GCC have seldom been seen as the beacon of sustainable living. 61% of energy...

Posted May 27, 2014    

Microgrids: Ushering in a New Era of Electricity Generation?

NJ TRANSITGRID"I am not here to debate what isn’t debatable,” said Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz back in August 2013 at Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy in New York City. Setting the tone at the policy address, Sec. Moniz made...

Posted March 28, 2014