UAE rethinks its energy supply mix

The quickly shifting landscape of the global electricity supply industry – marked by sharp falls in the cost of renewable energy (RE) – is likely to lead to wholesale changes in the way Gulf economies invest in power generation. Some planners are questioning the rationale in pursuing any further nuclear plants and say the case for coal-fired plants is doubtful, even though governments are still constrained by the need to ensure they can deliver reliable energy during a period (widely perceived as ‘transitional’) when battery storage (a vital adjunct to solar power) remains a nascent technology. 08/02/2018 Issue 1,053 Read More

Bahrain's Economic Performance

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Gulf boundaries and hydrocarbons infrastructure

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The Gulf region: economy and society

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

Revised in January 2015, this map provides a detailed overview of hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Kurdistan area of Iraq.

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Iraqi demonstrators call time on their politicians’ glaring failures

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Events

5-6 September

The Corporate Restructuring Summit 2018

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE

26-27 September

Private Investor Middle East

The Montcalm London Marble Arch

26-28 November

World Islamic Banking Conference

ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain

5-7 March

Middle East Electricity

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

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