Abu Dhabi

A new frontier for clean power: the Middle East

It’s got dry, sunny climate and an addiction to fossil fuels, and it’s set to become a hot spot for renewable energy development, especially solar. It’s the Middle East, where countries such as Saudi Arabia subsidize electricity generation by using their own oil and where natural gas is the main source of power for United Arab Emirates.

IEA: Energy Innovation Needs More Public Support

Global investments in renewable energy have risen dramatically over the last decade, but governments need to step up support for clean energy innovation. That’s one of the findings in a report out this morning from the International Energy Agency.

Report: The Top 10 Carbon Software Companies

There’s hundreds of software tools and companies to choose from when it comes to helping organizations manage energy consumption, carbon emissions and water use. But a report out this morning from researchers Groom Energy singles out the top 10 companies providing these important tools.

Don’t Underestimate The Impact of Natural Gas on Renewables

Whether natural gas is friend or foe to renewable energy development has been hotly debated. For Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency, the world isn’t paying enough attention to the impact that natural gas production and pricing will have on renewable energy.

Zooming Around Masdar City in Electric Pods

It’s a driverless pod that runs on a battery pack along tracks guided by magnets in the ground. Getting a ride on the car was an apt introduction to the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates.

Tesla Shares Leap 40.5% in Nasdaq Debut

Tesla Motors’ shares ended their first day of trading up 40.5 percent over their $17 offering price, at $23.89. The electric car maker saw most of its gains late in the day, when the stock surged as high as $25.