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  • Saudi Aramco plans to commission its wind turbine pilot project, the first in the kingdom, next month, the state oil company said on Sunday, part of nationwide plans to diversify energy supplies and to meet an increase in demand.  The wind turbine, supplied by U.S. company General Electric (GE) will provide power to Saudi Aramco's bulk plant in Turaif, in northwest Saudi Arabia.  Read more

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Zawya. Jordan on Wednesday invited expressions of interest in building six wind and solar energy power plants with a total capacity of 300 megawatts (MW). Companies with experience in the field are invited to apply to build four solar-run power plants with a total capacity of 50MW each and two wind plants with a 50MW capacity each, Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif said at a conference by Edama Association to launch the first Clean Technology Sector Report for Jordan and the Clean Energy Investment Policy Review of Jordan. Read more

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Utilities-ME. Masdar has recently completed its second solar power project in Mauritania, meeting up to 30% of the demand for rural communities with eight individual solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, it said this week. With the completion of the new project, the Abu Dhabi-based clean energy company has doubled the amount of power the UAE provides to the African nation. Read more

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from The National. Electricity tariffs in Abu Dhabi need to rise by more than two-thirds before investment in solar power becomes economically viable for businesses and homeowners as an alternative source of power to help reduce their bills. This month, the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company announced new power and water tariffs for the emirate, with bills set to rise at the start of next year by more than 30 per cent for some users. To cut the cost of electricity, other sources of power could be considered. The UAE has large solar parks in operation or under construction, but smaller installations are still not yet feasible to help reduce the rising cost of electricity in Abu Dhabi. Read more

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  • The ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement during 2016 has been a significant step in the world’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. It is important for governments and major businesses to work out how they change their practices and culture to meet the requirements. Companies should certainly view any changes as a major business opportunity, not just from the positive press that they can generate, but because long-term they can also reduce their operating costs. It is important that businesses take a long-term view of changing their practices, not just look at the short-term costs, although that is a tough ask in the current economic climate.

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Arabian Industry. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Abu Dubai Future Energy Company (Masdar), for the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The agreement was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, with HE Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar also present. Read more

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Utilities-ME. Malta-based renewables developer DK Ener Group Ltd has retained Natcore Technology (CVE:NXT) as the science and technology advisor for an up to 1,000-MW solar project in the Middle East, Natcore has said. The two firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which Natcore will consult on a project that involves building 100 individual solar power facilities, each with a capacity of at least 10 MW. Moreover, Natcore will offer advice on the construction of two facilities for the production of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. The exact location of the planned solar parks and factories were not disclosed.

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Arabian Business. Qatar’s state utilities company has stepped up a campaign to crack down on electricity and water wastage, according to reports in local media. Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is conducting a fresh inspection drive to identify those who flout strict rules on utilities waste in the country. Read more

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from BioEnergy. The UK produced more than 50% of its electricity from low-carbon sources in the third quarter of 2016, according to a new report from Imperial College London and power firm Drax. Between July and September 2016, the contribution of nuclear, biomass, hydro, wind, solar and low-carbon electricity imports from France peaked at 50.2%, up from just 20% in 2010 – demonstrating the scale and impact of Britain’s renewable energy revolution over the last six years, and the unprecedented changes taking place in the UK energy sector.

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