Author: Clare Dunkley
Jordan eyes renewable power exports
25 November 2021
As wind and solar power capacity have ramped up impressively, the government is mulling ways to maximise its returns
Morocco hastens energy transition
16 November 2021
Expiry of gas supply contract validates a recent uplift in renewables targets
Saudi Arabia signs up to net zero
3 November 2021
Riyadh insists carbon neutrality is compatible with plans to raise oil and gas production
Cairo eyes role as clean energy exporter
27 October 2021
Egypt starts to look beyond decarbonisation of its domestic power sector as investment in its renewables and emerging clean hydrogen sector gain momentum
Iraq’s two months in the sun
19 October 2021
Baghdad has recently pulled off a string of deals promising a manyfold expansion in solar capacity
Saudis move to accelerate sluggish renewables push
20 September 2021
Riyadh’s ambitions to enter the green hydrogen sector sit uncomfortably with a slow renewables build-out
Morocco hedges energy bets
19 August 2021
The country is expanding into renewables and moving into green hydrogen production while reviving plans to import LNG
Israel upgrades climate ambition
2 August 2021
New plan comes at the end of a decade where the energy sector focus has been on developing the country’s offshore gas resources
Gulf NOCs green their operations
19 July 2021
Pressure growing to abate emissions through deployment of solar and CCUS as oil production capacity continues to rise
Geopolitics smooths Iraq’s energy transition
5 July 2021
International interest in reducing Iraq’s dependence on Iranian gas imports is unlocking finance for renewables and flare-gas capture projects
Gulf producers take aim at green LNG market
21 June 2021
Oman sells first carbon-neutral cargo while Qatar sets sights on major expansion of low-carbon supply from North Field East
Iran in new renewables push
14 June 2021
Tehran is stepping up its solar and wind power drive to offset gas and hydropower shortages
Riyadh expands green horizons
7 June 2021
Saudi Arabia’s renewables ambitions extend beyond mere domestic electricity provision
Algiers promises new solar dawn
17 May 2021
Tender expected in June or July for 1GW of solar photovoltaic capacity as government decree mandates new ministry to undertake procurement exercise
Gulf renewables giants power into Central Asia
10 May 2021
Riyadh and Abu Dhabi are exploiting existing ties to corner the region’s burgeoning clean energy sector
Egypt’s Kom Ombo solar reaches belated milestones
4 May 2021
Landmark PV project signals Cairo’s growing renewables ambitions
Dubai nears floating solar debut
26 April 2021
Both the emirate and neighbouring Abu Dhabi are considering the potential of the novel technology
Saudi Arabia celebrates moment in the sun
15 April 2021
Belated progress on a plethora of renewables schemes signals newfound political will behind clean energy development
Riyadh moves for regional green leadership
8 April 2021
Elements of Saudi Arabia’s domestic strategy and sudden assertion of leadership stretch credibility, but its plans are indicative of a reluctant embrace of global trends
Saudi-German team takes aim at green cracking
1 April 2021
Petrochems titans are working together to electrify a carbon-intensive core process
UAE embraces waste-to-energy
11 March 2021
Aspirations to mitigate the federation’s throwaway culture are belatedly being turned into reality
Necessity drives Iraq’s decarbonisation plans
25 February 2021
Chronic, acute power shortages are spurring efforts to develop renewables and capture flared gas
Israel raises its renewables sights
22 February 2021
Government is now in a race to meet newly ambitious clean energy targets
Qatar belatedly turns attention to LNG emissions
15 February 2021
The world’s leading LNG exporter is tackling its equally pre-eminent CO2 emissions
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