Abu Dhabi to build 'world's largest' solar plant
French oil firm Total and Spain's Abengoa Solar will partner with Abu Dhabi's alternative energy company Masdar to build "the world's largest" concentrated solar power plant, Masdar announced on Wednesday.
Oil price slump puts at risk clean energy push, experts say
Falling oil prices could have a negative impact on global efforts to develop renewable energy sources, experts warned Saturday at a conference in Abu Dhabi.
UAE opens world's largest CSP solar power plant
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi on Sunday officially opened the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, which cost $600 million to build and will provide electricity to 20,000 homes.
Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight
A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy.
Space tourism port to be sited in Abu Dhabi
Tourists will be able to journey to outer space via Abu Dhabi as part of a deal by a local investment group to take a stake in the world's first commercial space travel operator, the two companies said on ...
SpaceShipTwo makes second supersonic test flight
Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing.
Solar-powered plane takes off in first round-the-world attempt
The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using only solar power launched Monday in Abu Dhabi in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy that will test its pilots' endurance to the limits.
Solar plane to leave Switzerland ahead of round-the-world trip
A sun-powered plane was loaded onto a cargo carrier in Switzerland late Monday heading for the Middle East from where it will attempt a revolutionary round-the-world trip.
Ancient tooth offers clues to how and when monkeys left Africa
(Phys.org) —The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a tiny tooth plucked from the Arabian desert.
Renewable energy won't fix Abu Dhabi's consumption problem, research finds
(Phys.org) —Abu Dhabi's recent expensive renewable energy venture will neither allow the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to forgo construction of conventional energy generation, nor will it provide more than ...
Gulf lovers use smartphones to beat segregation
Jaber and his girlfriend flirt the day away, never wasting a minute to sweet-talk and dream of a future together, but like most Gulf Arab youths they can only do it virtually.
Abu Dhabi shifts plans for $22B clean-energy city
(AP) -- A $22 billion clean-energy city being built in the desert outside Abu Dhabi will no longer aim to produce all its own power, the developer revealed Sunday following a wide-ranging review that retools ...
Solar plane passes new test ahead of planned world tour
A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.
UAE says falling oil prices will not impact clean energy
The United Arab Emirates on Monday downplayed fears that the fall in oil prices could negatively impact the development of renewable energy projects.