Radioactive Material Was Stolen From an Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant

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A search is underway to find whoever stole a safe containing radioactive material from Egypt’s first nuclear power station. . The protestors, who exchanged gunfire with soldiers, claim that the plant development project has usurped their land.

Egypt To Build 1000 MW Wind Power Plant

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Egypt plans to invite bids for the construction of a 1,000-megawatt wind energy plant in the Gulf of Suez at an international tender in September, according to Aktham Abou El- Ella, a spokesman for the Electricity Ministry of Egypt. Ninety percent of the land in Egypt is empty and is suitable for setting up wind turbines,” Abou El-Ella said. Government / Industry egypt wind power

Floating Power Plants from Turkey to Ease Energy Cuts in Lebanon

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Like Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian territories , Lebanon has been slammed with energy shortages this summer. In some parts of the country, outside of Beirut, people are often without power for twelve hours a day. Business & Politics Energy energy shortages floating power plan

Jordan Quietly Opens First Combined Gas and Oil Shale Power Plant

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While Israeli activists fight oil shale exploration, Jordan quietly opens a combined gas and oil shale power plant next door. . While activists continue to fight against oil shale testing in Israel because of its potentially harmful environmental and social impacts, on the other side of the Dead Sea, Jordan has just opened its first combined gas and oil-shale power plant. The 373 MW Qatraneh Power Plant is expected to increase electricity generation by 12 per cent.

Nuclear Updates from Jordan, Egypt and the UAE

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From growing protests in Jordan and Egypt to the first ever approved plant in UAE – we have the latest on nuclear from the region. In Egypt, environmentalists have intensifying their campaign against a nuclear power plant planned for El-Dabaa.

Sun, sea and…solar power for Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh

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Egypt’s tourist hotspot of Sharm el-Sheikh has plenty of sun, sea and sand. Now the popular resort city is set to get a solar power boost too, with plans for all lighting to come from solar energy. Egypt has been facing an energy crisis for years.

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World’s First Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle Power Plant To Be Built in Turkey

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General Electric’s design integrates a traditional combined cycle plant with wind and solar energy, allowing it to generate electricity with unprecedented efficiency. The plant’s construction will be overseen by MetCap Investments, a Turkish investor and power project developer.

Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm

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As part of its target of going from its current 550MW of wind to a staggering 2,690MW by 2016 to reach 7,200MW by 2020, Egypt is putting bids out for yet more wind power. Related: Egypt Requests Bids to Get 2.7 Gigawatts of Wind Power by 2016 ).

Internationally Funded $1 Billion Solar Plant Planned for Upper Egypt

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Upper Egypt , which actually lies in the southern half of the country below the Nile Delta, is preparing to build a $1 billion solar power plant with help from a suite of international donors. Construction on the 140 MW plant is expected to break ground some time in 2016.

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The Dam that May Damn Egypt’s Future

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In a strange and surprising twist, Egypt says it will consider participating with its neighbour Ethiopia in the construction of the Renaissance Dam , a project which it had staunchly opposed (and even suggested sabotaging). Energy Egypt Ethiopia Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Sudan the Nile

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Iberdrola Fires Up ISCC in Egypt, at Last

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Politics has long slowed the adoption of more solar in Egypt. The Kuraymat plant is among the world’s first power plants to combine gas and solar energy to make steam to run turbines. Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle Power Plant To Be Built in Turkey.

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Egypt’s Electricity Suppliers Struggle to Meet Demand

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On August 9th an electrical power outage hit people in parts of Cairo. A circuit breaker tripped on a power line between Bina and Gwalion, nothing out of the ordinary– the sort of problem electrical grids are designed to solve.

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Exclusive Pics: Kuraymat – Egypt’s First Solar-Thermal Plant

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Renewable Energy professionals from Europe and Egypt (and Green Prophet!) took a field trip to Egypt’s first solar-thermal plant 90km south of Cairo! Kuraymat operates at night as a combined cycle gas power plant producing roughly 110 MW of natural gas-fueled energy.

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Egypt: Conservationists Concerned About Impact of Large Solar Projects

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Conservationists in Egypt are worried about the environmental impact of large-scale solar projects in the desert. Speaking to Egypt Independent , Mindy Baha El Din ( a conservationist who we profiled here ) says that “There’s a misconception that the desert is a wasteland.

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Egypt Expanding Renewable Energy Sector, Hopes To Export To Europe

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For example, Egypt’s government has pledged to generate twenty percent of their energy needs from renewable energy by the year 2020. Many are pessimistic that the country will be able to meet these goals, however a new solar power plant may assist them in reaching the goal.

Japan’s Pre-Fukushima Solar Aid for Egypt Proceeds

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Despite problems confronted on its own soil, Japan proceeds with its commitment to fund a photovoltaic project in Egypt. The plan, approved by JICA in February 2010, includes a 420 kilowatt photovoltaic power plant that is expected to produce 641,000 kw by 2012.

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Egypt to Test Unique CSP Solar/Biomass Hybrid

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This wood waste may not like fuel for a solar power plant, but it soon could be. The EU is funding the pilot Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Egypt with 11,755,049 Euros, through the EU Seventh Framework Programme. The solar energy is to come from a concentrating solar power technology using molten salts as the heat transfer fluid, the same way that Masdar’s Gemasolar plant in Spain works, in the first 24-hour solar power plant in the world.

Better Late Than Never, Egypt Takes Control of Mercury Disposal

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8 million fluorescent tubes are improperly disposed every year in Egypt, leaching dangerous levels of mercury into the environment. Although Alexandria is better off than Cairo thanks to assistance from Veolia, Egypt’s waste problems are numerous.

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Understanding Jordan’s Nuclear Ambitions

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It’s coming from Saudi Arabia, from Iraq and from Egypt,” said Basel Burgan, head of anti-nuke lobbyists The National Campaign to save Jordanians from the Nuclear Project, in an article in the Dominion. “We The reactor-generated power will, in turn, desalinate the water.

Masdar and Siemens Team Up to Develop Sand-Resistant Solar Panels

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Solar panels at the Kuraymat CSP planet in Egypt require precious water resources to stay clean but Masdar & Siemens aim to change that. More on Masdar City and Solar Power: Abu Dhabi Prince Shames White House by Crowning Roof With Solar Panels.

Solutions To Jordan’s Energy Crisis Must Be Sustainable

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The situation is desperately alarming they say and whilst they’re right to be concerned about the country’s heavy energy dependency – their calls to embrace shale oil and nuclear power are shortsighted. Can Nuclear Power Ever Be Justified For Environmental Reasons?

Luxor’s 160 kW solar energy plants would make sun god Ra proud

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Luxor home to some of Egypt’s greatest temples has something to solute over: the city has started its first 80kW solar energy plant, worth about $530,000 US to power lights at Luxor University and surrounding streets. Will green tourists be wooed to come back to Egypt?

SolarPower for Small Portable Solar Grids Virtually Anywhere

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Everything is now on track SolarPower rooftop rural power grid. In this type of situation, the investors simply “lease&# space on a large rooftop, such as a commercial building, or on a vacant lot, where the solar plant is then erected.

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Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate | Mother Jones

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Courtesy Brett VandenHeuvel Last week Beijing saw its infamous smog thicken to unprecedented levels, driven largely by emissions from coal-fired power plants across China. Egypt's Coptic Christians Grapple With Fear and Faith (PHOTOS). Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content.

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Who’s Got the Wind Power in the Middle East?

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Morocco and Egypt have the biggest wind power plants, but don’t discount Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Two of the largest wind farms in the world are in the region, in Morocco and Egypt. Egypt’s Zaafarana and Elsewedy Towers.

Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

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Wouldn’t happen if a solar power plant is damaged. Worries about this kind nightmarish scenario happening elsewhere, especially in the Middle East has been expressed in many media sources, including an article in the English version of Egypt’s Al Masry.

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AORA’s Solar Sun Tulip Says Ola Sol in Spain

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With a 35 meter high sun-ray collection tower and about 50 mirrors positioned to direct the sun, Israel’s AORA is about to flip the switch on its latest solar power plant in Spain. Each AORA plant generates 100 kw of electric power, and an additional 170kW thermal power.

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Japan’s Nuclear “Dead Zone” Dogs and Cats

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Thousands of dogs, cats, and other domestic animals have been literally abandoned by their owners and left to suffer and die of starvation and effects of radiation leakage from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants , which has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean.

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Third Egyptian Natural Gas Pipeline Blown Up By Terrorists

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Egypt’s natural gas pipeline to both Israel and Jordan suffered still another setback during the night when a third act of sabotage caused an explosion. This is three attacks since the beginning of the popular uprising in Egypt in February this year.

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Japanese Risk All to Save Nuclear Zone Strays

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As reported in the UK’s Daily Mail concerned people from Tokyo teamed up with residents of abandoned cities like Minami Soma, located near the Fukushima plant, to try to rescue abandoned dogs there, especially a number of Sheltie collies that a local dog breeder had alerted the media about.

Top 10 Environmental Stories From the Middle East (2011)

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Scientists have long worried that a warmer planet would melt ice and permafrost in the great white north, under which lies layer upon layer of plant debris that has not yet decomposed. Exclusive Pics – Kuraymat – Egypt’s First Solar Thermal Plant.

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An Energy Insider for Nuclear Newcomers in the Middle East

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Nuclear energy is a low carbon power source, but whether or not it should be considered a renewable energy source is long debated and fought over –- even in the Middle East where the industry is nascent. Egypt. But for those risk averse, Egypt could offer big opportunities.

Amazing “Atlas” tracks Arab world habitat destruction over time [video]

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But the study looked well beyond the UAE to regions in Morocco, Egypt, and even the Palestinian Authority. Cities Abu Dhabi Arabia Gulf coastal development Egypt Kuwait Morocco United Arab Emirates water

Chamelic Invents Answer for Desert Solar & Dust!

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Deserts have all the sun that is needed to power vast cities, and recently, the 3rd Desertec deal was signed, but they also have dust. The company is eagerly looking forward to a commercial solar plant trial in harsh desert conditions.

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Has Israel Become a Petrostate?

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Why does Israel so lag Arab neighbors like Morocco and Egypt in its renewable energy production? It’s first and currently only large-scale solar plant is a 5 MW facility on a kibbutz in the Negev. Business & Politics Energy BrightSource clean technology Egypt Israel Morocco solar

Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

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The MENA region is most at risk, with the most water-stressed countries being Bahrain (1), Qatar (2), Kuwait (3), Libya (4) Djibouti (5), UAE (6), Yemen (7), Saudi Arabia (8), Oman (9) and Egypt (10), according to the Maplecroft Water Stress Index 2012.

Your Neigbor’s Keeper When It Comes To Nuclear

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In a small region like the Middle East, a single country’s decision to build nuclear power can easily spill over borders. In Israel, leading energy experts have been hesitant to call of nuclear plants. “Israel should build a nuclear power station, and it must be made to be safe.

What Iran Could Learn from Abu Dhabi’s First Nuclear Plant

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Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant has been under suspicion for decades, rightly or wrongly. And Abu Dhabi’s first ever nuclear power plant was just permitted this month. Other Middle East countries are considering nuclear power. And Egypt.

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Fight Crime By Getting the Lead Out

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It was a frightening correlation , but lead and other toxic metals continued to spew from coal power plants and many countries including some in the Middle East continued to use lead as an anti-knock component in gasoline. Food & Health Egypt heavy metals pollution Saudi Arabia

Was the Arab Spring Good for Renewable Energy?

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Some notable new investments made in the MENA region include a new solar thermal power plant in Saudi Arabia. ” According to the same report, Egypt, Syria and Libya paid the highest financial price as a result of the Arab Spring. In countries such as Egypt, where fuel subsidies are rooted in the financial structure of the country’s budget, the high oil prices encourages the development of renewable energy power.

Who Needs 11 Nuclear Plants?

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Egyptian environmentalists urge officials to reconsider their plans to acquire 11 nuclear power plants. Egypt’s military intends to acquire 11 nuclear power plants. She added that Egypt also has the space and capacity to generate energy from algae.

Huge MedGrid Joins Giant Solar Desertec Plan

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Today, Desertec and Medgrid signed an agreement to strengthen co-operation on building renewable energy from the deserts and the huge grid to move the power. In a marriage made in renewable energy heaven, the two most ambitious energy plans in the world have joined forces.

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown – 4 years later

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Iran’s aggressive nuclear energy program seems to be constantly in the news these days; while other regional countries, including Jordan, have nuclear power ambitions of their own.