Entertainment Going Green

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Certain environmental buildings can integrate landscapes and earth systems. Ecological architecture means integrating sustainable materials with eco-conscious urban and rural lifestyles. The most important thing here is that we make an investment in our and our families’ better and healthier future.

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Power tips for off-grid living

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There is something romantic about living off the grid and off our own devices. Every summer I go to Northern Canada with my kids and experiment with off-grid living ideas and applications. While we own 200 acres and the last home on the grid for miles and miles, it is tempting to cut off from the polluting power industry and power our own needs from the sun and Mother Earth. 

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Arab aid group funds mega-solar project in Cuba

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The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, together with the Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), today inaugurated a new 10 megawatt (MW) solar PV project. The grid-connected project was financed by ADFD with US$15 million under the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility […]

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Renewable energies now more cost effective than oil

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Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September. […]

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Cryogenic energy storage promises more efficient power plants

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Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions, and TSK, a leading global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company headquartered in Spain, have entered into an agreement to co-develop gigawatt-hour scale, long-duration energy storage systems for the Middle East market using Highview Power’s proprietary cryogenic energy storage solution. The new joint-venture company, named […]

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15 year study: Coal power plants create extreme rainfall

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A 15-year study by researchers in South Australia and Germany mapped the source, journey and effect of ultrafine particles in the lower troposphere. It found that filtration systems on modern coal-fired power stations are the biggest individual source of ultrafine particles (UFPs) ahead of urban road traffic. Results were gathered using ultralight research trikes and […]

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Middle East expands renewable energy to the world

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The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today announced the selection of renewable energy projects in Guyana, Liberia and Togo for funding by ADFD,  as part of the sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility With ADFD committing US$350 million over seven funding cycles to the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility […]

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