The world’s largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

August 19, 2018 1:33 pm1 comment
The world’s largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field. To read more, click here.   […]

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Morocco turns the Sahara desert into a solar energy oasis

February 26, 2018 9:44 am0 comments
Morocco turns the Sahara desert into a solar energy oasis

Morocco says it wants to be the Saudi Arabia of solar energy. Its flagship project is a first-of-its-kind, $9-billion energy plant called Noor, meaning “light” in Arabic, and the size of the city of Paris. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports from the city of Ouarzazate. To read more, click here. 

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Green finance a key component of sustainable growth strategy

October 3, 2017 1:14 pm1 comment
Green finance a key component of sustainable growth strategy

A Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched in 2012 and the Green Agenda 2015-2030 set the course for Dubai’s economic growth ambitions, social development priorities and environmental sustainability goals. To read more, click here. 

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The Solar Boom In The Middle East

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The Solar Boom In The Middle East

The Middle East’s leading solar energy conference, Intersolar, takes place this September in Dubai … and we’ll be there! CleanTechnica is a 2017 Media Partner. To read more, click here. 

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Icebergs to be towed from Antarctica to United Arab Emirates for drinking water

May 26, 2017 1:56 pm1 comment
Icebergs to be towed from Antarctica to United Arab Emirates for drinking water

The United Arab Emirates is planning to tow icebergs from Antarctica to its coast to solve its issues with drinking water. The National Advisor Bureau Limited company plans to provide a new source of freshwater for the region by towing the iceberg from Antarctica to the coast of the eastern […]

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Introducing the Arab World’s First Sustainable Clothing Brand

May 19, 2017 2:15 pm0 comments
Introducing the Arab World’s First Sustainable Clothing Brand

Second to oil and gas, fashion and textiles are the most polluting industries in the world. From the pesticides used in cotton farming to the discarded clothing filling up landfills, fashion’s impact on the planet is vast. And as one of the biggest players in the global economy, the industry […]

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