Dubai Electricity and Water Authority plans ‘largest and smartest’ government net zero building

The total energy used by DEWA’s new headquarters, called Al Shera’a, will be equal to or less than the energy produced on site annually

Dubai hosts ‘region’s first carbon-neutral drive-in cinema screening for Tesla cars’

The company says the event inaugurated a series of screenings which will have a carbon-neutral footprint, driven by carbon dioxide emissions reduction, 100% waste recycling and carbon offset programme

Climate change: Regional collaboration centre established in Dubai

The Centre aims to help accelerate climate action in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia

First unit of Dubai’s giant concentrated solar plant commissioned

The project, estimated to cost $14 billion, will have a total capacity of 5GW

Dubai starts fourth phase of giant concentrated solar plant

The 700MW project is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, claimed to be the biggest of its kind in the world

New solar in Dubai ‘to save 2.4m tonnes of emissions’

A proposed concentrated solar power (CSP) plant near Dubai is expected to save 2.4 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year. The 700MW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, to be developed by ACWA Power, will be spread over the equivalent area of more than 4,500 football fields. It will be mostly made up of […]

Philips Lighting buys traceable green power in the Gulf

Philips Lighting has announced the purchase of traceable renewable electricity in the Gulf region. It is the first major international company to secure its green energy usage in the Gulf using the International REC Standard (I-REC). It is a global standard for documenting renewable energy consumption used in regions where no similar documentation scheme exists […]

How energy efficient are buildings in Dubai?

A new project to assess the energy performance of buildings in Dubai has been launched. Emirates Green Building Council (GBC) and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) have joined forced for the ‘Benchmarking Project’ of 100 buildings in the city. It will be done under the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) programme, part of the […]

Dubai to double energy efficiency by 2030

Dubai is set to double the energy efficiency of its buildings and infrastructure by 2030. The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has joined the UN’s Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) to make sure it achieves this goal. Energy efficiency policies can result in reductions of up to 50% in both new and existing buildings, saving […]

Dubai unveils strategy to boost hybrid and EV use

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has launched a strategy to boost the use of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) by 2020. The ‘Dubai Green Mobility’ initiative aims to ensure at least 2% of new cars sold in the next four years are low emissions vehicles. It is set to increase to 10% by 2030. The […]