Category Archives: Energy

Renewable Energy: A Stimulus for Development

On February 12 and 13, the Second Annual CTED Conference took place in Abu Dhabi, titled: “Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Countries”. Read below CTED PhD student Emilia Soldani’s post on the Energy Panel. … Continue reading

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Registration Open – Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions

Registration for CTED’s 2nd Annual Conference, Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions, is now open! The  interdisciplinary conference at the Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi,  will have panels on Mobile Money, Energy, Food Security, Education and Healthcare, … Continue reading

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More renewable energy to come to UAE

Masdar is looking at plans to build a massive wind farm in the UAE along the border of Saudia Arabia. The farm, which would be the first in the region, would be specifically made to generate more power from the … Continue reading

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Harnessing the desert’s energy

A European non-profit, DESERTEC, wants to harness the vast amounts of energy produced in the world’s deserts and bring it to population centers for usage. The organization wants to combine energy security and climate protection in its efforts, using existing … Continue reading

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Solar, borrowing and girl power in Bangladesh

Great piece from CNN about the myriad ways that solar panels are transforming the economics and experiences of villagers in Bangladesh. The solar panels are purchased using microcredit through Grameen Shakti, the loan payments for which are used to train … Continue reading

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Going green, literally, at school in Al Ain

The Liwa International School in Al Ain, UAE has made the green movement a part of its foundations, or rather walls. The school embarked last year on an ambitious plan to green the building – covering the walls in plants, … Continue reading

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Dubai hotel turns to solar energy

The easyHotel in Dubai was built with an eye to several key energy efficiency features, reducing its energy usage by about 19%. The budget hotel has over 60 solar collectors on its roof to heat water in the building. Many … Continue reading

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