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  • New High For Renewable Energy

    26-Jun-2016 by: Forbes Middle East

    World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Forbes Middle East. The year 2015 witnessed the installation of more than 121GW of renewable power plants, a remarkable increase of 30% compared to 2014. With oil and gas prices tumbling down to unprecedented levels, 2016 should be a landmark year for all renewable energy technologies. As per industry trends, solar power is expected to be the fastest-growing renewable power generation technology in 2016, closely followed by wind energy. Among investment hotspots, Asia, Africa and the Middle East will be closely watched this year. Read the full story here  

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Arabian Business. UAE residents would be alerted of a radiation breach at the Western Region’s Barakah nuclear plant, it has been reported. The first of four reactors will go online early in 2017, regulators announced on Tuesday. A breach would automatically trigger an emergency plan notifying UAE residents through mosque loudspeakers, mobile phone SMSs, media alerts, police advisories and road signs, reported Gulf News. Read the full story here

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  • Morocco leads the Middle East on renewable energy

    15-Jun-2016 by: Utilities Middle East

    World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Utilities Middle East. Morocco has become the standard bearer on the global stage for the Middle East region in terms of its renewable energy capacity, thanks to the scale of its concentrated solar power (CSP) projects. In its 2016 report of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), Morocco led the world in 2015 in terms of investment and added capacity in concentrated solar power (CSP). In terms of overall capacity at the end of 2015, the country still stood behind Spain, the United States and India, but its ongoing investment could soon push it up the rankings. Read the full story here

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  • The Role of Women in Accelerating Our Clean Energy Future

    09-Jun-2016 by: Renewable Energy World

    World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Renewable Energy World. Around the world, the energy industry remains one of the most gender-imbalanced sectors according to a 2014 white paper by the U.S. Agency for International Development, “Women at the Forefront of the Clean Energy Future.” In Australia, women make up 15 percent of the mining industry, including coal; in the U.S., the number is 20 percent and in Canada its 25 percent. Read the full story here

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from BBC NEWS. Investments in renewables during the year were more than double the amount spent on new coal and gas-fired power plants, the Renewables Global Status Report found. For the first time, emerging economies spent more than the rich on renewable power and fuels. Over 8 million people are now working in renewable energy worldwide. For a number of years, the global spend on renewables has been increasing and 2015 saw that arrive at a new peak according to the report. Read the full story here  

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from The National. Sustainable City, Dubai’s first residential solar project, is now online and producing green energy for more than 500 villas. City Solar, one of the contractors involved in Sustainable City, said it had installed about 5,000 solar panels throughout the complex. “Energy production will reach 1.2 megawatts, with the surplus energy stores in the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s grid to be later drawn upon to operate more than 200 villas with clean, renewable energy," said Anwa Zebn, the chief executive of City Solar. Read the full story here

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  • How are connected vehicles making cities smarter?

    06-Jun-2016 by: World Economic Forum

    World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from World Economic Forum. Much has been said about how the vast majority of the human population will soon live in cities and how important it is to leverage information technology to enhance city services, increase urban safety and improve overall quality of life. What is less obvious is how we can make cities smarter when local governments and municipalities are often under heavy financial strains and lack resources to invest heavily in new infrastructure.  Read the full story here

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Energy Trend. Ever since the Lunar New Year, polysilicon prices have increased rapidly to RMB 145-150/kg recently. As market uncertainties have mostly been eliminated, prices have turned stable. Weaker demand from downstream sectors may lead to slower price growth and prices will peak in late-May. After June, prices will gradually decrease following lower demand. Read full story here  

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from The National. Abu Dhabi’s Masdar has completed five new solar and wind projects in Pacific island nations as part of the UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF), helping the countries save more than US$1 million in diesel fuel imports. Read the full story here.

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