Masdar and Partners To Undergo Solar PV Feasibility Study in Abu Dhabi's Masdar City

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Masdar starts testing feasibility of solar energy at eco city. Will Abu Dhabi’s dust let the sunshine in? Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy  Company, Masdar,  and Spain’s Instituto De Sistemas Fotovoltaicos de Concentracion S.A. (ISFOC) have signed an agreement to conduct a test and study concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technologies in the Emirate’s unique subtropical climate. Although blessed […]

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Drum Roll: Home to International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA Will Be . . . Masdar City

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It could change the way companies make and distribute renewable energy technologies: We reported about the International Renewable Agency that convened in Sharm, Egypt this month. Today we get the news that the Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, the world’s first carbon-neutral, will house the new Agency known as IRENA. According to a press release issued […]

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Masdar City In Abu Dhabi Could Be Practical Community Innovation, Or Expensive Showcase

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Masdar City, a unique and innovative commercial and residential project underway in Abu Dhabi, is being promoted as the first carbon free community in the world. Begun in 2006, and conceived by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, the entire project will eventually house some 50,000 people and 1.500 businesses supplying environmentally friendly products, the […]

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Masdar "Zero Carbon" Super City Breaks Ground This Month in Abu Dhabi

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Taking God-Knows-How-Much of the world’s non-renewable energy sources to build, developers of the world’s first zero carbon city, Masdar City, proclaim that the historic groundbreaking in Abu Dhabi will take place this month. (In advance, Daniel’s posted on Abu Dhabi’s Podcar People Mover). While I think the concept is definitely thought provoking — as the […]

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Modern Technology is Helping to Usher in a Greener Tomorrow

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Technology, through its broad application across various sectors of industry and regular life, has managed to streamline almost every aspect of modern society, but there is apparently more to it. According to numerous studies, it has been found that the use of modern technology has severely curbed the negative impacts of industrialization on the natural […]

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Top Secrets of Successful Business

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Organizational skills, effective scheme, and money can make you a successful businessperson. Majority of people think that they will open shop and customer are at the doorstep. It is a hard job to take the small business to great heights. Appropriate use of time, implementation of planning and proper investment of money are keys to […]

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How Much More Expensive are Electric Cars?

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Electric cars are enjoying a surge in popularity right now and becoming an increasingly common sight on the roads. This is largely due to the Government’s clean air plans and the planned 2040 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars, but also the wide range of excellent electric vehicles available and the various […]

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Arab Emirates wants to colonize Mars

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Build a “mini city” on Mars? A project being conceived in the United Arab Emirates plans to construct a human settlement on the Red Planet within the next 100 years. These plans are a result of environmental studies made at Abu Dhabi’s on-going sustainable Masdar City environmental project which also studies the wrath of global warming and its […]

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World’s oldest windmills may stop in Nashtifan, Iran

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Windmill apprentices wanted: Click-clack…click-clack, click-clack the rhythm echoes the heartbeat of the Persian desert wind. For more than one thousand years the people of Nashtifan, in northeastern Iran have heard this sound as they harnessed the “storm’s sting” wind that gave their village its name. There are about 30 windmills in the desert near this […]

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دبي و أبوظبي في صدارة المدن المُستدامة عربيا بحسب مؤشر أركاديس – أما عالميا فأين؟

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على الرغم من احتلالهما المركزين الأول و الثاني في الشرق الأوسط على مؤشر أركاديس للمدن المُستدامة للعام 2016، لا تزالا دبي و أبوظبي بعيدتين عن المراكز الأولى مقارنة بالمدن العالمية الأخرى. و طبعا، حلول دبي و أبوظبي في المركزين ال52 و ال58 على التوالي يعد إنجازا يُحسب لهما و مثالا يُحتذي به، و لكن لا […]

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Can GM make electric cars the right way?

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Electric car fortunes have had their ups and downs; especially following the collapse of the Better Place electric car network that left hundreds of EV car purchasers with the possibility of being stranded without power over in ISrael. Although some electric car models like Nissan’s Leaf and Tesla sport EVs have made modest inroads, over all, electric cars have yet […]

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Suntan around these badass solar palm trees in… Dubai!

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Following Israel’s smart solar trees, the Dubai Municipality is rolling out a series of “community tech hubs” based on 3D printed palm trees that collect solar power. The stations are also where users can recharge their phones, tablets and laptops, enjoy free WiFi, and check in on local weather and news. The Smart Palm initiative aligns with […]

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