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28 07 2022 | 21:03

Latest Developments on Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia

The installation of the last connecting piece for the 1.2-kilometre Shura Bridge has successfully been completed. The bridge is a key component of infrastructure that is being developed as part of…

12 07 2022 | 07:10

Saudi Arabia welcomes birth of first Arabian oryx in kingdom in 90 years

Saudi Arabia has welcomed the first Arabian oryx to be born in the kingdom in nine decades. The calf was born at the King Salman Royal Reserve in the Northern Borders province, “after the…

08 06 2022 | 07:16

‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria

Blankets of thick gritty haze and ominous orange skies since early April have sent thousands to hospitals and resulted in at least four deaths in Iraq and in Syria.

21 04 2022 | 07:42

How solar power is aiding energy transition in Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states

DUBAI: Gulf states are stepping up the transition to renewable energy by launching ambitious infrastructure projects designed to help reduce their reliance on oil and gas to meet domestic energy…

30 10 2021 | 09:05

Saudi Arabia sets target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060

One of world’s biggest oil exporters more than doubles its annual target to reduce carbon emissions. One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, has announced it aims to reach net zero…

27 10 2021 | 14:44

Saudi Arabia commits to internal net zero by 2060

Saudi Arabia has pledged to eliminate planet-warming emissions within its borders by 2060. It marks a seismic shift for the world’s biggest oil exporter, though officials included plenty of caveats…

03 09 2021 | 15:24

Aramco makes first investment into Saudi renewables program

Saudi Aramco is investing, alongside the country’s sovereign wealth fund and Riyadh-based ACWA Power, in the oil exporter’s largest solar project with a capacity of 1.5 GW as the world’s biggest…

21 05 2021 | 10:38

Biden’s plan in U.S. likely to encourage Middle East to be net renewables exporter

ABU DHABI, 20th May, 2021 (WAM) -- The Biden Administration’s ambitious plans to scale up renewable energy in the U.S. will have a wider impact on the energy landscape in the Middle East, especially…

18 05 2021 | 16:30

France’s EDF helping Saudi Arabia achieve renewable energy targets.

Despite pandemic delays, Kingdom’s largest wind farm set to begin operations this year DUBAI: Like many executives around the world, Bruno Bensasson hasn’t been on a plane much in the last year.…

14 05 2021 | 14:40

Middle East oil producers move to maximize oil assets amid grim revenue future

Within the last month, Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Aramco has announced the sale of a minority—but large—stake in its pipeline business, the possibility to sell another 1 percent of its stock, and…

04 05 2021 | 11:37

Saudi Arabia bets the House on a greener planet.

As the House of Saud marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Kingdom’s ground-breaking Vision 2030 project, Oliver Poole in Riyadh examines its impact and why success is needed if the world is…

23 01 2021 | 11:30

UAE begins producing aluminum with solar power in world first.

The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to…

10 10 2020 | 09:23

Global business leaders call on the G20 to act now to reinvigorate the global economy.

B20 has submitted its 25 policy recommendations to the G20 Leaders imploring bold, collaborative and decisive action to put growth on a resilient and sustainable path that benefits all. B20 Saudi…

10 10 2020 | 09:19

Steve Bell on Boris Johnson's wind-power pledge — cartoon.

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07 06 2020 | 11:38

How Mena economies can survive the triple crises of Covid-19, oil market volatility and climate change.

Industries that build on the region’s existing competitive advantages can help with boosting employment, diversification, technological sophistication, food security, non-oil exports and…

13 04 2020 | 07:49

Saudi Arabia’s World Is Coming Undone.

Bulls are banking on the kingdom this week, but its future role could be far more disruptive. Saudi Arabia is having a regular week: Facing off against Russia, taking phone calls from the U.S.…

30 11 2019 | 10:12

Iraq plans second 750 MW solar tender.

Raad Al Haris, an energy advisor to the prime minister, announced the idea at the Energy Transition in the Arab World conference held in Berlin this week. Al Haris also revealed the Iraqi government…

17 10 2019 | 10:50

How real is Saudi Arabia's interest in renewable energy?

Ambitious plans have not been matched by progress, but there may finally be signs of change. It was the largest renewables project ever announced: $200bn (£158bn) worth of solar panels stretching…

27 09 2019 | 10:14

Attack on Saudi oil is a reminder America needs sustainable energy dominance.

Over the weekend, attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent shock waves through the global energy network. Ten drones disrupted production at two installations that together account for 5 percent…

16 09 2019 | 09:11

Energy 'transition' the buzzword, but a fossil future for the Gulf.

In the vast air-conditioned halls of an Abu Dhabi conference centre, the world's much-vaunted transition to clean energy is the buzzword in sessions of a top industry gathering. But many executives…