Morocco Aims To Double Electric Vehicle Production In Two Years

Morocco aims to double its electric car production by 2024, Morocco World News reports. According to Ryad Mezzour, the Moroccan minister for trade and industry, the country is on track to start manufacturing as many as 100,000 electric cars per year within the next two to three years. Fortunately, Morocco’s existing industrial facilities alone are capable of reaching this lofty goal, although helpful international investment may also be on the table in coming years. The need for electric vehicle production Ramping up electric car production is becoming increasingly essential to maintain a competitive edge in a global market. Net zero carbon emission commitments, a … Continue reading

Green Building Sector in the Middle East: Sustainability Perspectives

Green buildings are no longer a marginal concept but are becoming the standard for sustainable building construction and modernization in the Middle East. Forward thinking organizations can realize the benefits of being environmentally aware of the impact of each and every action undertaken in the present world of development. It is no longer about the financial bottom line and whether we are eco-friendly, it is a fundamental component of sustainability. Institutes and organizations in the Middle East can embrace green building initiatives as a mandate, while educational institutes can embrace it as a good citizen initiative developing the minds of … Continue reading

Masdar’s Partnership with GDF Suez for Morocco CSP Project

Masdar and GDF Suez are working in a consortium as one of the pre-qualified bidders for the 200MW Noor II and 100MW Noor III CSP projects in Morocco. The winning bidders are expected to be announced in September this year and in a recent interview with CSP Today, Yago Mancebo, Investment Manager at Masdar, spoke about Masdar’s first experience in the bidding process for a CSP project and their reasons for partnering with GDF Suez. Masdar has a strong portfolio of CSP projects behind them (Gemasolar and Shams 1), whilst their partner GDF Suez are one of the biggest independent … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia’s Road to Fuel Economy

Saudi Arabia is a private car-oriented society, and has one of the world’s highest per capita fuel consumption in the transportation sector. This is primarily due to lack of efficient public transportation and current fuel subsidy policy. The country is witnessing an escalating demand on its domestic energy needs and it is imperative on policymakers to devise policies for conservation of energy resources and reduction of GHGs emissions in the transportation sector. Adapting energy-efficient fuel standards will help Saudi Arabia country to bridge the gap with the developed countries. The enforcement mechanism for the establishment of Saudi fuel economy standards will … Continue reading

Trash Talk from Gaza

Solid waste management is considered to be one of the most severe environmental and civic problems in the Gaza Strip. Solid waste in the Gaza strip consists mainly of household waste, building debris, agricultural waste, industrial waste (mainly from worksites), medical wastes, and wastes from car workshops. Solid waste in the Gaza Strip is dumped in the same landfill without separation except for medical waste, which is dumped separately in the main Gaza landfill site. The solid waste generation rate varies between 0.35 to 1.0 kg/capita/day. Scale of the Problem Trash generation in the Gaza Strip varies between 830 to 894 tons/day … Continue reading

What is the Most Suitable Renewable Energy for the UAE

Renewable energy is a hot topic these days. You’ve probably heard of it, but you might not know exactly what it is. Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources that are naturally replenished over time. These resources include the sun, wind, water, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy option for the UAE Renewable energy comes from sources that are naturally replenished and includes solar, wind, water, geothermal, and biomass. The UAE has been a global leader in the adoption of renewable energy technologies and is now looking to expand its renewable energy portfolio. The most suitable type of renewable energy … Continue reading

Energy Perspectives for Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an emerging and stable economy in the Middle East. Jordan has almost no indigenous energy resources as domestic natural gas covers merely 3% of the Kingdom’s energy needs. The country is dependent on oil imports from neighbouring countries to meet its energy requirements. Energy import costs create a financial burden on the national economy and Jordan had to spend almost 20% of its GDP on the purchase of energy in 2008. In Jordan, electricity is mainly generated by burning imported natural gas and oil. The price of electricity for Jordanians is dependent on price … Continue reading

نشر قصص نجاح في التنمية المستدامة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا

يقطن في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا اكثر من 350 مليون نسمة تجمعهم اللغة العربية كعامل مشترك. لا نزال نعاني حتى اليوم من قلة المحتوى العربي المتعلق بالتنمية المستدامة على الشبكة العنكبوتية خاصة ذلك المتمحور حول الأهداف العالمية للتنمية المستدامة والمبادرات والجهات المعنية بها. على الرغم من التحولات السياسية والاقتصادية والاجتماعية التي يمر بها سكان المنطقة وخاصة الشباب تحت سن الخامسة والعشرين والذين يشكلون أكثر من نصف عدد السكان، الا أنهم يعملون على الابتكار وادخال التغيير الايجابي الى مجتمعاتهم. أنه من الاهمية بمكان أن نعمل جميعا لدعم هذا التاثير الايجابي سواء بمعلومات ذات مصداقية أو بالترويج لقصص النجاح أو حتى … Continue reading

كفاءة الطاقة في الإمارات العربية المتحدة

إمارة أبو ظبي , هي الوحيدة في مجال انتاج 10.000 ميجاواط من الكهرباء و للمرة الأولى , و بالحديث عن تحسين كفاءة الطاقة في الإمارات العربية المتحدة , الموضوع أصبح يأخذ منحناً جدياً  حيث أن الإستهلاك اليومي للطاقة في أشهر الصيف الحارّة مازال يعاني من النمو المتزايد من سنة إلى أخرى , مع ذروة حاجة وصلت إلى 12 بالمئة . مع غصة كبيرة تركتها نسب استهلاك كبيرة سببها مكيفات الهواء , والتي تشكل نصف الإستهلاك العام من الكهرباء في المنطقة . إجراءات الحكومة و القطاع التجاري حسب المستويات التجارية , هناك خطوات ملحوظة تؤخذ للحد من ما يعرف ب " … Continue reading

Renewable Energy in Bahrain – Perspectives

Bahrain is making significant move towards being viable and sustainable in the renewable energy sector, according to the Sustainable Energy Unit Annual Report 2018 published on September 2nd, 2019. The nation is moving forward one eco-friendly step at a time. A significant step forward is the establishment of the net-metering system which is a part of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan. This action plan embraces renewable energy as a viable and essential component for generating energy in Bahrain to ensure a sustainable future in energy production. Net-metering System The net-metering system enables private individual households, companies and industry to install … Continue reading

للتأقلم مع موجات الجفاف مزارعون تونسيون يلجؤون إلى زراعة نباتات جديدة

مع ازدياد تواتر فترات الجفاف في تونس ، لجأ عدد من المزارعين التونسيين إلى طرق تمكنهم من التأقلم مع ضعف المحاصيل و تجنب استنزاف الموارد المائية. و أستطاع المزارع محمد منصف حمدوني الذي يقطن بمحافظة سيدي بوزيد غراسة نباتات “المورينجا و الكينوا و السيسبانيا” بعد أن أصبحت موجة الجفاف ، التي تضرب تونس للعام الثالث على التوالي ، تمثّل تهديدا لمحصوله. وأفاد في تصريح لإيكومينا أنه انطلق في تجربة زراعة نبتة “المورينجا” منذ حوالي سنتين ونصف “مبديا انبهاره بالنتائج المشجعة التي حقّقها خصوصا مع سرعة نموها و انخفاض تكلفتها . و تابع حمدوني  ، الذي يشغل كذلك منصب رئيس اتحاد النقابات الزراعية بسيدي بوزيد ، استعداده التام  للإحاطة بالمزارعين … Continue reading

Sustainable Water Management and River Rehabilitation in Jordan Valley

In the context of EcoPeace Middle East's recently released Regional Integrated NGO Master Plan, the key challenge in sustainable water management is to overcome the water scarcity related problems  in the Jordan Valley. This means creating a sustainable water supply system that meets the current and future domestic and agricultural water demands; and at the same time preserves the water resources for future generations and for the environment. This requires an Integrated Water Resources Management regime for the whole (Lower) Jordan River, based on international co-operation among Israel, Jordan and Palestine, supported with adequate water management tools (like WEAP) to ensure sustainable … Continue reading