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Oil experts to share insights at upcoming Arab Oil & Gas Expo

With 56% of the world’s oil reserves and 26% of natural gas deposits found in the Middle East, the upcoming Arab Oil and Gas show will create the opportunity for attendees to network with regional and international energy players and gain insights on the region’s energy sector.

The 18th edition of the biennial event will be held from March 17 to 19, 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, offering opportunities to international oil & gas experts, executives, and manufacturers to network with their Arab and Middle Eastern counterparts and clients in a dynamic, business-conducive environment.

The 2014 edition of the Arab Oil and Gas show, which is one of the region’s foremost trade exhibitions for the Onshore and Offshore Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries, will showcase the products and technology from across 25 countries. The objective of the event is to promote trade and business alliances, facilitate meetings and the signing of contracts, introduce technical and recruitment teams from the region’s national oil and gas companies and develop sales contacts. Some of the exhibition’s focal areas will include training, professional development, and employment within the energy sector.

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), said: “A recent report by the Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP) states that the energy investment needs in the MENA region from 2012 to 2016 are expected to reach $525 billion, with most of the investments being centred in the Arabian Gulf. After 30 years of facilitating investment and trade within the region’s industry, the Arab Oil and Gas show has established itself as a key networking and business-to-business event attended by industry experts. With expanding demand for energy across the globe, exhibitors and visitors of the upcoming Arab Oil & Gas Show will benefit from the exponential growth of business in Dubai that is creating new channels and opportunities for trade and business alliances.”

A hands-on Arab Oil & Gas conference with a streamlined focus on the oil and gas sector will be conducted alongside the trade exhibition and will serve as a gateway for technicians, engineers and engineering graduates to interact and bridge the divide between education and industry. More than 300 exhibitors from over 25 countries are expected to display their products and services at the Arab Oil and Gas show. The exhibition will feature and engage representatives from related industries and business entities such as Laboratory & Instrumentation, Oil & Gas producers, Shipping, Research & Education, Petrochemicals, Refineries, Onshore and Offshore Drilling, Design & Engineering, and Environment & Alternative Energies, to name a few. For more information, log on to http://www.ogsonline.com.

 

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DisaSolar’s organic solar panels makes its way to the Middle East

DisaSolar, an SME based in France, are specialists in custom-made solar modules. Apart from installing customised solar panels, the company pursues development of the third generation organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells, using organic materials.

Disasolar is on the way to become a world leader in the manufacturing of printed organic solar modules, incorporating numerous prestigious French and international laboratories.

On the occasion of the World Future Energy Summit, the French delegates of Disasolar will visit the French pavilion to meet potential partners, clients or other stakeholders of the expanding photovoltaic & renewables energy markets.

DisaSolar has worked on the biggest project of the world, the Burj Khalifa. The company set up solar panels implemented by French specialist, Duval Messien, to feed a lightning rod system.

Stéphane Poughon, Chairman of DisaSolar, said: “The development of the organic & customised photovoltaic subsidiary in France will enable us to realise big similar projects to the one we’ve just carried out in Dubai, for the highest tower in the world.”

The dedicated solar engineers and technicians provide expert design and consulting services on solar energy projects: energy opportunity assessment, energy efficiency analysis, system design, installation and training. The solar custom-made expertise brings a design integration playing on lightness, transparency, colour and flexibility.

With aims to reduce dependence on conventional fuels and meeting the growing energy demand, the region is focussing on adoption of renewables. DisaSolar wants to bring its solutions offer to improve this market features in the Middle East region.

The custom-made photovoltaic specialist can provide integration of panels on vehicles, trains for the transport industry, military tents for the defence, integration of transparent solar panels on architectural roofs and facades.

 

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BGreen Seminar Series : Energy Efficiency Early in Construction

Sustainability managers, engineers, architects, developers and consultants met in Dubai for the BGreen Seminar series the day after the announcement that the city would host Expo 2020. And as the construction industry prepared for the new shot in the arm, it added an extra dimension to the two seminars: Energy Efficiency Early in Construction and Internal Air Quality. Reports by Lorraine Bangera

The BGreen Seminar series held on November 28, 2013 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, was organised by CPI Media Group in association with Dubai Government and partners Kone and Gyproc.
The two panel discussions dealt with less publicised sectors in the construction industry, the first of which looked at ‘Energy Efficiency in the Early Stages of Construction’ and the second ‘Indoor Air Quality’.
Before the energy efficiency panel discussion, Nicolas Alchal, Managing Director of elevator manufacturer Kone, made a presentation where he praised the UAE and Qatar for their latest achievements in winning Dubai Expo 2020, and World Cup 2022. He also talked about the construction industry and the need for energy-efficient projects that could drive sustainability.
He said: “Urbanisation, environment, safety and aging population”, is what drives the industry. The importance of this panel discussion was highlighted when he mentioned said “The International Energy Agency reports: buildings are the largest energy consumers. The current energy consumed by buildings works up to 38% of the total energy produced.”
Kone is a leading producer of energy-efficient escalators, elevators, auto-walks and automatic doors. Elevators consume 2-10% of the total energy consumption of a building. And Alchal notes that could be reduced through various solutions offered by Kone in terms of eco-friendly products, services, and solutions.

Energy efficiency panel discussion
Moderated by BGreen’s Senior Editor Gary Wright, who welcomed panellists: Eric Johnson, Managing Director, KONE; Stephen Smith, Sustainability Manager, Brookfield Multiplex; Antonio Ceci, Senior Architect, RW Armstrong; Amer H Shehader, Manager of Contracts, Diamond Developers; and Bram Lansink, Marketing Director, Philips.
Initially the panel focussed on the benefits of a co-ordinated approach to energy consumption in the very early stages of any construction project.

Q. How is energy efficiency approached in the early stages of construction and what are the benefits of bringing energy efficiency at the design stage?
Antonio Ceci:
There are numerous advantages in approaching energy efficiency in the pre-design stage. One of the major goals is to identify the energy needs. In pre-design stage, with the stakeholder’s involvement you can identify the target you want to achieve in terms of energy, from 30% to 50% energy reduction. Setting a target will help understand the strategy and how to achieve the goal you choose. After that you can optimise your design to achieve the goal. So, by involving every stakeholder in the project, you will get a direction or vision for the project.
Stephen Smith: The markets in the region have experienced a shift from an early construction build model to a design build model. Thereby, you involve the contractors upfront in the early design phase. This promotes synergy between the project teams and also promotes an integrated design process. This way you not only look at energy-efficient lighting but also the façade and building performance parameters. You can then balance them all.

Q. Including energy efficiency in the early stages has not been done in the UAE as much as the other parts of the world. Do you think that is the case? Or has it been quite good in this country?
Stephan Smith:
It is good in the UAE. I haven’t seen such a shift in any other countries in the GCC.

Q. What would you do to involve stakeholder at an early stage?
Amer H Shehader:
The market is still working in a traditional way, where the client is in one side, the project manager on another side, and consultants on the third side. Since this is a ‘step by step’ process, every time a new stakeholder enters the project you will have to educate that stakeholder to get them in line with the project.
By bringing all stakeholders together from the first stage is definitely better. We are doing it in a different way at Diamond Developers, we have a vertical integration where we have deliverables. We have sister companies who are contractors and consultants, involving everybody from day one.

Q. From a lighting point of view, would you rather be involved earlier than later?
Bram Lansink:
It is very important for a supplier to be involved from the beginning, then we give them pointers on what is the latest innovations in the market. By involving suppliers, the project will have the opportunity to be optimised through solutions.
It is also vital to involve stakeholders throughout the project up until completion. Because as project begins responsibility shifts and there are some decisions being made that do not help in optimisation.
Another point is these projects take so much time, that the speed of innovation in the market is quicker than the speed of construction. For example, in lighting every year there are new innovations in energy-efficient lighting and LED. So what could be a specified a year ago may not be the most optimal solution now.

Q. Elevator energy usage is a high demand on a building’s supply, how much progress have you seen from developers and other suppliers involved in an early stage?
Eric Johnson:
We work with our products and make sure it as energy efficient as possible but the whole picture is not possible. We do include all the stakeholders to make sure the solution can be an energy-efficient one.

Q. Does the panel feel that local contractors don’t understand the benefits of integrating energy efficiency from the early design stage?
Eric Johnson:
I think it’s mixed. There is some examples in the UAE where contractors don’t understand, but I think overall there is some kind of knowledge and awareness in the market. However, what to do with that knowledge is lacking. This should hopefully change with the new legislations coming, it would make things much clearer.
Amer H Shehader: Unfortunately, I feel most contractors are unaware of integrating energy-efficiency because they don’t care. And I don’t blame them. Their target is take the job, finish it on time, and take the money. They are not attached to the project, to be concerned about what would happen to it once it is completed.
I think if we give them a sense of ownership, there might be a chance. We must take ourselves out of the box, out of the traditional way of contracting. We must focus on the contractors, the output and the key performance indicators (KPIs) rather than focussing on the quantity. Taking time, cost and quality as the prerequisites, they are by default factors to be considered. KPIs are a measurement of the achievement, and could translate into a bonus. Instead of thinking about bonuses, contractors currently focus on penalties and how to escape them because developers usually look at guarantees, performance guarantees and time guarantees. Contractors are always threatened. But if we change our mentality, if we try to change the perspective and look at a more efficient way of managing the contractors, it would change their mentality.
Antonio Ceci: I think we must shift the responsibility in the earlier stages. You need to have a KPI in the design stage itself. I have the experience working with Masdar, where the KPIs for design and renewable energy was in every part for all buildings. This same method was taken in construction which made everyone focus on achievement. So you need KPIs in the design stage also.
Bram Lansink: The responsibility should not be solely of the contractors. For example, in lighting, after a project comes to life, and an energy-efficient lighting solution is available. Why does the contractor not choose this solution? Clearly it is in the best interest of everybody but the initial price is high. You will win that back in the upcoming years because of lower energy cost and lower maintenance costs, which will come back to the end user only. So if the performance indicators are set financially only, then the decision will not be towards the most energy efficient solutions.
Stephen Smith: Contractors are contractors. There is a very slim chance that they will think above and beyond unless there is something in it for them. That is just the way it is. We do put in performance indicators, but they don’t usually reflect on the work. Some take it seriously, others don’t.

Q. Are there any specific areas, that you could make a saving if you consider energy efficiency at the design stage?
Bram Lansink:
20% of the energy cost in the Middle East is spent on lighting. There is up to 80% savings involved when investing in energyefficient lighting. Imagine the opportunity we have in reducing the energy cost if we consider energy efficiency in the early stages. Dubai Municipality is taking it up by changing all its buildings’ traditional lighting to LED lighting, this will be a clear savings of over 50%. So it is not just a green solution, it also makes sense financially.
Antonio Ceci: In this part of the world the heat from the sun makes us consume more electricity through air-conditioners. Around 40% energy consumption in a building is from the air-conditioners. We need to start developing roof insulation and insulations for walls. The ‘envelope’ could save energy consumption by 5-10%. In this perspective the first thing to do is to go for passive design solution. There are many factors that could affect the energy efficiency of the building. The owner must have a clear vision about the project and what it must achieve.

Q. How was the Standard Chartered Bank building designed? Were all the stakeholders involved from the beginning?
Stephen Smith:
That was a designer build project. It was difficult at first, as we had to update all our staff and everyone was new to everybody. But by the end of the job, we had the project manager coming into the office and everything was very open and good. So now we have all the inputs taken straight up to top management.

Q. Can buildings still be green without a certification?
Amer H Shehader:
LEED was not made for this region. It may have been introduced for marketing or business purposes and everyone is using it. LEED is more of a documentation than implementation. It is on the procurement side only. There has to be a localised standard for sustainability.
Estidama, is a good approach, but even that has to be tested for a certain period, updated and in certain ways modified.
Dubai has started a draft for having sustainability guidelines and they might be enforced as of January 2014. We have a review with the land department to help draft the regulations. It will be implemented on a test period first, then it will take the inputs of the market.
Antonio Ceci: I partially disagree about Estidama and LEED. I think they are assessment tools used to measure sustainability. Different rating systems target different things. I don’t think LEED is not made for this region. LEED is a global rating system. Of course it does not address many points with water like Estidama does. These rating systems are just tools that could help you decide.

Q. Expo 2020 was announced yesterday. Do you think it is a good thing for Dubai and what will change?
Eric Johnson:
I do think it is good thing for Dubai because they have already shown what they can do. Now it is an opportunity for the region to show its commitment to energy efficiency. Antonio Ceci: It is great for the construction. Hopefully we will learn from the mistakes made in 2009. It is also motivating to see sustainability as one of the key points.
Stephan Smith: It is obviously great news for the industry and for the country. One thing from a sustainability perspective that I look forward to is how they’re going to rate the buildings, or and create regulations. Quite excited to see their master plan, especially if it would include a KPI system.
Amer H Shehader: The market has recovered before the bid, now winning the Expo 2020 will give them a further push. Even if we did not win, I have no doubt Dubai would still grow. The expo’s theme mobility, opportunity and sustainability, the vision of Sheikh Mohammed and the Dubai Government, will be a major drive.
Bram Lansink: Dubai has already had a clear drive to improve energy efficiency even before the expo. Being a part of Expo 2020 will only further accelerate Dubai into a greener place.

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Green power from Dubai’s household waste

The conversion of the Al Qusais landfill site in Dubai from a waste dump to an efficient power production facility has set a new standard for the Middle East. Editor Gary Wright meets Anita Nouri, Business Development Director of Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC and Zak Nouri, Director of Operations. Anita and Zak are the leading people on the ground behind Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC, the company that won the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year in the BGreen Awards 2013

For 28 years Al Qusais has been home to the Dubai’s biggest rubbish dump where more than 1,000 trucks arrive daily to dump 6,000 tonnes of city’s waste. The site became operational in January 2013 when Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC (GESS) along with the Director General of Dubai Municipality, H.E. Hussain Lootah, commissioned the first landfill gas flaring project, ultimately turning the landfill into an environmental, well managed and maintained site.
Historically Al Qusais was a waste mountain, on the border of Sharjah – but in two years a transformation has taken place.
“Today through an innovative design of the piping system, GESS was able to keep the landfill active and create a more environmental, healthier landfill that is no longer a smelly eyesore for the surrounding residents,” said Anita Nouri, Business Development Director.
She arrived in Dubai with her husband Zak from Canada in 2008 with their family determined to do something good for Dubai and the UAE. With Zak’s background in construction and their joint knowledge of environment, recycling and the sustainable possibilities in the waste mountain at Al Qusais, they began their five-year journey.
“Landfill produces a huge opportunity for sustainable energy projects and no one was doing anything with the landfill here in the Middle East,” said Zak who is Director of Operations.
They set up GESS in 2011 and along with their financial investors began the development of the Al Qusais site. Anita said: “It was Always in line with the vision of Dubai Municipality to provide a safe and healthy living environment their goal was not to create more landfills but to make this landfill a more environmental place that can find value in the waste and provide power for the surrounding community.”
Four years ago carbon credits were very bankable and a good investment but today with the fall of the carbon market worldwide it has become a challenge that GESS plans to meet and overcome with the implementation of the power generation project.
“True waste to energy is the utilisation of the landfill gas that is harming our environment and producing power out of this waste gas to generate electricity” said Anita Nouri. When the project was commissioned, H.E. Hussain Lootah dubbed the Al Qusais site: 20/20 with a vision towards the future.
Al Qusais has been transformed into a well-managed landfill site and the passengers of cars that travel daily on E311 Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road from Sharjah to Dubai now see only a sand covered mountain about 30 metres high where they would have seen discarded waste only a few years ago.

Carbon credits
Carbon credits accumulated with the Al Qusais project are the equivalent of removing 60,000 cars from the road each year and can be sold to help other companies meet their carbon reduction targets. This goal of GESS and the Dubai Carbon Center to be able to help reduce Dubai’s overall carbon footprint.
“The waste is now carefully managed – there have been no major incidents on site and it is a safer place for the workers and the neighboring community” said Zak. “We have organised events on site and have even hosted ‘Feed the Workers’ during the Eid Al Atah where we fed over 400 labours and truck drivers that are impacted by the Al Qusais site.”
Site construction started in January 2012 and was fully completed and operational by January 2013 with the commissioning of the flare equipment and the registration with the United Nations as a large scale CDM project.
Anita said: “We are leaders in the region with the implementation of innovative green technologies and sustainable solutions and along with our technology partners combined our team has been involved in over 1,500 landfill project globally.”
On July 29 2013 Dubai Municipality and GESS marked a “green” milestone when the Al Qusais landfill became fully powered by the landfill gas.
Dubai’s Eng. Lootah said: “This is a significant milestone in Dubai’s journey towards being a sustainable city and is inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to undertake initiatives that conserve our environment.”
Anita told BGreen: “Now with the hosting of the World Expo 2020 GESS is proud to support and work with Dubai Municipality towards that goal of achieving Sustainable Energy Strategies and the exploration of alternative energy sources that will reduce the demand on existing power generation and fossil fuels.”
The collection system collects the landfill gas through an intricately laid network of 22 kilometres of horizontal and vertical pipes. The collection system is around the parameter of the landfill enabling the top of the landfill to remain clear and keep the site active for many years to come.
A Hofstetter Umwelttechnik AG high-efficiency enclosed flare, which safely disposes the flammable constituents of the landfill gas, particularly methane.
The Al Qusais project is a success and as the only landfill gas recovery system in the region to produce electricity, it has become a showcase for what can be achieved. Municipalities and governments are queuing up to consult with Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC (GESS).

On site
The BGreen team visited the site where Anita and Zak Nouri allowed them to tour the facility and the site.
Zak Nouri’s pride in what has been achieved at the two-km by three-km landfill site is evident as he drives the BGreen team around. Mr. Nouri pointed out the pipe collection points and showed how more than 1,000 trucks are able to dump the waste daily without being hindered by the gas collection system or plant operations. He emphasised that the waste is compacted and covered to ensure the safety on the site, reduce the smells, and reduce the risk of fires. GESS is working alongside the Waste Management Team of Dubai Municipality to follow the best standards.
We sit in his 4×4 on a 30m high mountain of waste looking down on the new deliveries some 20 metres below, and we see the GESS Flaring plant with the Proud Flags of the UAE waving and feel the pride of achievement that Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC has been able to achieve. He said: “Once the new waste reaches this height, it will be sealed and then more waste will be laid across the top to a maximum height of 42 metres. This site will be producing electricity for the next 20 to 25 years but as it grows it will be able to continue to produce more potential power.”
Al Qusais is a success and will become the blueprint for waste sites across the region and GESS is set to be a leader on both a consultant and contractor level. It makes commercial sense, it has dramatically improved the lives of people around the site and it works.
The last word should go to Anita Nouri, Business Development Director of Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC: “We are thankful to Dubai Municipality for the opportunity to be part of this landmark project that sets a First in the GCC region.
“Our vision was never to create more landfills but to optimize the existing ones and tap into a source of energy that is currently being vented into the atmosphere. Dubai Municipality’s 2020 vision clearly demonstrated this city’s thought leadership in promoting Environmental Sustainability and GESS is proud to be a part of that future.”

Al Qusais landfill site has become a showcase for what can be achieved with the millions of tonnes of waste produced across the world and GESS is now looking at other sites across the region.
Anita said: “Qusais is a prime example of how we can create Global Stewardship while we combat global warming by capturing and flaring the landfill gas that was naturally being vented into the atmosphere – site is reducing GHG to the equivalent of over 300,000 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.“
As an added benefit GESS is utilizing a portion of the gas to power a modified landfill gas generator (GE Jenbacher J320) to power the full load of the site and the GESS equipment. This has enabled the site to be sustainable and provide its own power from the landfill gas while it has reduced the amount of diesel that was previously being used by the Municipality to power its site offices and the GESS site works. Al Qusais is a registered CDM Project with the UNFCCC that will reduce GHG emissions from the landfill by over 350,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year. The project is registered as CDM Project No 8269 LFG Flaring Project, Dubai UAE for the reduction of CH4 (Methane) which is 21 times more harmful than CO2.
Zak said: “GESS is proud to be part of the Dubai initiative of environmental awareness and by constructing this landfill gas project at the Al Qusais Landfill site we are achieving many goals; drastic reduction in fires, control odour nuisance, reduce health risks and adverse environmental impacts.” In the future GESS is hoping to connect to the grid and provide 12 Mw of power to DEWA from the landfill gas.

 

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Dubai Carbon Centre signs energy efficiency MOU

Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence (DCCE), a leading carbon advisory, and Opower, the global leader in customer engagement solutions for the utility industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that commits the parties to work together on energy efficiency and carbon reduction strategies for Dubai.

Dubai Carbon works under the umbrella of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the legislator for the energy sector in Dubai, as a Private Joined Stock Company owned by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC).

In Dubai, there are large opportunities for energy efficiency policies across all sectors. The residential buildings are a significant portion of the built infrastructure, and are the largest consumers of energy. According to the government, 60% of energy consumption in the country comes from commercial and residential buildings and energy consumption is expected to rise; by 2019, there will be a 71% increase in primary energy demand, and the total energy spend will be over $926 million.

HE Saeed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (pictured right) said: “Dubai has taken large steps towards building a green economy. Energy demand reduction is of foremost importance to the government of Dubai and international collaborations with the likes of Opower bring innovation.”

“Dubai Carbon is committed to working with partners to find ways to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in the region,” Waleed Salman, Chairman of Dubai Carbon added. “We are excited to join with Opower, a leader in energy efficiency, to develop solutions for Dubai that will help empower people to reduce overall energy consumption. We know that by giving people access to better information, along with the tools they need to save energy, we can vastly reduce energy demand and improve the reliability of our electricity grid. This is in line with the initiative “Green Economy for Sustainable Development” by the UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.”

In particular, the parties established a long-term partnership to develop new projects in the field of carbon emissions reduction and energy efficiency that generate carbon credits under the carbon development mechanism, and will work together to implement software-as-a-service that supports energy efficiency and carbon reduction in the UAE.

Dubai Carbon and Opower will work together to:

  • Promote energy efficiency and demand side management in Dubai
  • Develop programs that support DEWA’s energy efficiency strategy
  • Determine the savings potential and cost effectiveness of various energy efficiency programs in the region

“As Opower continues to expand worldwide, we are excited to partner with utilities and organizations that care about helping consumers take control of their energy consumption, and save energy,” said Alex Laskey, President and Founder of Opower. “Dubai Carbon, DEWA and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, are already working together to promote energy efficiency in the region. We hope that our leadership in behavioral science and data analytics can help advance their work and bring new innovations to Dubai.”

The partnership with Dubai Carbon marks the latest in Opower’s global expansion. Currently, Opower works with utilities in eight countries, including the US, UK, Canada, France, Australia and New Zealand.

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy was formed in August 2009 under Law 19 of 2009, issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum was appointed Chairman of the Council and His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, as Vice Chairman and DEWA representative.

The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence was launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2011 as a public-private partnership to fast-track clean energy project development in the last years of the Kyoto Protocol.

The Centre is the first body of its kind in the region and aims to leverage Dubai’s economic potential in carbon through the Clean Development Mechanism and other best practices. The DCCE is a key component of the Supreme Council’s efforts to develop a sustainable-energy economy for Dubai and plans to offset several million metric tons of carbon annually by selling carbon credits on the international market.

Dubai Carbon conceptualises, manages, executes and monetises greenhouse gas reduction measures. By doing so, it addresses climate change and promotes sustainable development across the region in an economically viable way. The Emirate of Dubai is becoming a low carbon economy and Dubai Carbon is both the enabler and knowledge repository of this process.

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Big 5 organiser launches new waste and recycling show for Dubai

Collocated at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Middle East Waste & Recycling, and Commercial Cleaning and Hygiene, are two exhibitions, dedicated to their industries, which will part of the established FM Expo next year.

Middle East Waste & Recycling will deliver waste management and recycling solutions to the region, providing a platform for manufacturers and suppliers to reach decision makers in the waste and recycling sector. The event will attract waste management professionals seeking solutions for waste minimisation, collection, treatment, disposal and recycling.

Commercial Cleaning and Hygiene will attract manufacturers and suppliers of cleaning equipment and services, contract cleaning companies, facility managers and distributors within the region, as well as end users within government, education, healthcare, leisure, and retail sectors.

FM EXPO 2014, Middle East Waste & Recycling, and Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene, will be held from 19 – 21 May 2014.

For more information about these events, visit www.fm‐expo.com. www.middleeastwaste.ae, www.middleeastclean.com

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