Norway, which already boasts the world’s highest number of electric cars per capita, said Monday that electric or hybrid cars represented half of new registrations in the country so far this year.
Growing use of electric vehicles around the world is helping lower climate changing emissions, but some means of transport will be hard to electrify, particularly air travel and shipping, energy experts say.
It is true that money does not grow on trees but electricity might someday, as scientists have developed a prototype biomimetic tree that mimics the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree and generates electricity when its artificial leaves sway in the wind.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the first session of the Project Space Forum at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Tuesday. Continue reading Debut space forum held in Dubai
China plans to build a next-generation synchrotron radiation facility in Beijing, according to a researcher from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Continue reading China to build world’s brightest light source facility
Other investors are wary of Brazil, but when Duke Energy wanted to sell 10 hydroelectric dams there, a Chinese utility shrugged off the country’s economic turmoil and paid $1.2 billion to add them to an energy empire that stretches from Malaysia to Germany to the Amazon.
The UAE Water Aid Foundation, Suqia, operating under the umbrella of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives or MBRGI, took part in a special session organised by the Arab Water Council under the theme “Water Technology and Sustainable Development in the Arab World.”
Growing lettuce in the desert is not most people’s idea of how to make a success of farming, but Amr Bassiouny believes he is on to something.
The project uses the Independent Power Producer, IPP, procurement model on a Build Own Operate, BOO, basis and is supported by a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement, PPA, with DEWA. Last June, DEWA signed the PPA, Shareholders Agreement, SHA, and other project agreements with the consortium led by ACWA Power.