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GulfNews: Abu Dhabi: Water and electricity tariff for both Emiratis and expatriates had been revised with effect from January 1, 2015, in an apparent move to minimise government subsidies.

GRESB is joining forces with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), a non-profit organization providing independent certification of buildings and professional credentialing processes globally.

Acwa Power, a Riyadh-based company, bid an unprecedented, and unsubsidised, 5.98 US cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the 100 megawatt (MW) phase, trumping the previous lows in Brazil and India at 8 and 9 cents. – The National Newspaper – 4th December 2014.

The United Arab Emirates has announced a fresh investment collaboration for renewable energy projects. France will join the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide low-cost finance to renewable energy projects in developing countries across the world. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and France’s L’Agence Francaise de Developpement will jointly study project proposals and extend financial support to suitable projects. The deal was announced during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015.

The Solar Mobile Application will allow users to access solar resource information for their location in the United Arab Emirates, in near real-time through their GPS enabled smart phones using the unique satellite-based solar mapping algorithm developed at Masdar Institute.

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