- Press Release : Officials from the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council discuss policies and technologies for economic diversification in the context of climate change
Experts and officials from the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are discussing economic diversification in the context of climate change during the two-day EU GCC workshop that started yesterday in Brussels. The workshop is organised by the European Commission in partnership with the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretariat General (GCC SG) and is facilitated by the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, a project funded by the EU. The event is part of series of EU GCC cooperation initiatives organized in the field of clean energy and climate change.
- Press Release : Representatives from the Gulf Region Visit Solar Thermal Power Sites in Spain
Experts of energy authorities and R&D organisations from the Gulf region are visiting solar thermal power sites in Spain this week in the framework of a 5–day study tour on “Solar thermal applications for the energy transition”. This initiative is organised by the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, funded by the European Commission, in cooperation with CENER, the Network partner in Spain. The study tour aims to promote the exchange of experiences and know-how between the EU and the GCC on clean energy technologies and applications.
- Press Release : GCC and European Union experts discussing the Energy-Water Nexus at the first GCC-EU regional workshop hosted in Muscat
The Gulf countries have been facing rapid increases in their energy and water consumption brought on by high economic and population growth; changing lifestyles; industrial activity and harsh climatic conditions. Water sources in the Gulf, due to the lack of surface water, are either underground fossil aquifers or desalinated sea water. Policy makers in the EU and in the GCC are increasingly focused on the water scarcity and efficiency challenges and the water-energy nexus is gaining momentum. Therefore suitable and efficient technologies and policies should be identified and promoted either in regards to desalination technologies or the whole water-energy system including decoupling power generation from desalination.
- Press Release : Executive Training on “Smart Energy and Sustainable Local Energy Planning Tools and Methods”
A 5-day executive training on “Smart Energy and Sustainable Local Energy Planning Tools and Methods” is taking place this week in Kuwait, ending today 29 November. The event is organized by the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT), the Kuwait Environment Protection Society and the Environmental NGO Gulf Network, and it hosted by the Environment Public Authority. The seminar is followed by more than 45 selected experts coming from Kuwait and the GCC public and private sector, while seminars are delivered by distinguished experts from the Network, the European Commission and the region.
- Press Release : GCC and EU experts meet in Oman to share policies and best practice on energy efficiency
Energy efficiency policies, technologies and practices for the industrial and building sectors in the EU and in the GCC region are being discussed during a two-day executive workshop starting today in Muscat. The event organised by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, has gathered more than 180 experts representing policy makers, authorities, industry, building energy-users, engineers and technology providers as well as academicians and researchers.
The Press Release in Arabic is avalaible here.
- Press Release : PDO partners with the Network to host Executive Energy Efficiency Workshop in Oman
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), in partnership with the European Union-Gulf Co-operation Council (EU-GCC) Clean Energy Technology Network, is organising an EU-GCC Workshop on Energy Efficiency, to take place in Oman, on 28-29 October 2018. The workshop will focus on solutions and methodologies for the Industry and building sectors.
- Press Release : Representatives of utilities and energy authorities from the Gulf region discussing with EU stakeholders on Electricity Markets and Interconnections during a study tour organised in Belgium and Germany
25 representatives of utilities and energy authorities from all GCC states as well as from GCC Interconnection Authority are participating in the EU Study tour on “Electricity Interconnections and Markets” organised by the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network in cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCC IA). The study tour, already successfully in its third day, takes place from 2-5 July in Belgium and Germany and aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and know-how among EU and GCC stakeholders.
- Press Release Representatives of energy authorities from the Gulf region visit clean energy sites in Germany
Experts of energy authorities from the Gulf region visit clean energy sites in Germany in the framework of the clean energy study tour organised by the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network. The initiative is coordinated with the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretariat General (GCC SC) and it aims to promote the exchange of experiences and know-how between the EU and the with GCC on clean energy technologies and applications, mainly on renewables and electricity interconnections.
- Press Release :Executive Training Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings: Policies-Technologies and Best Practices.
Under the guidance of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul – Aziz governor of Medina, a 3-day executive training on “Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings: Policies-Technologies and Best Practices” was launched on Monday, April 16 in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The event is an initiative of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network coorganised with the Al – Madinah Al – Munawrah Development Authority and the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT), in association also with Blue Wave Media.
- Press Release :Clean Cooling – the new ‘Frontier Market’ for UAE and GCC region: Dubai, 9/10 April 2018
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) hosted in its headquarters in Dubai Academic City a ‘clean cool’ workshop exploring ways of meeting the country’s rapidly rising demand for air-conditioning with more sustainable cooling technologies. This special event was co-hosted with the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Heriot-Watt University. A number of experts from both the UAE and Europe attended the workshop to discuss the opportunities from a wide range of emerging low-carbon cooling systems and how to cooperate in accelerating their deployment.
The Authority for Electricity Regulations (AER), the Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, funded by the European Union, organise a two days event on Solar PV Roof Top Technologies, taking place in Muscat, Oman on 13-14 December 2017. The event, gathering more than 120 experts from Oman, the GCC region and the EU, is held in association with the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) and the Dii - Desert Energy.
Impressions of the event and interview of Frank Wouters at SolarPV.TV
- Press Release: Energy Efficiency: A Key Driver for Clean Energy Transition Efficient Cooling Technologies Workshop & Training
The Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) and the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network organise a two-day high level workshop and training on energy efficiency and cooling technologies, held at the KSE premises.
Frank Wouters, Director of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network talks about changes in the energy relations between Europe and the Middle East. This series of interviews is part of the 5th edition of Visualizing Energy forum & exhibition during the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels.
- Press Release: GCC and EU experts sharing policies and practices for electricity interconnections and renewables integration
The EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) organised a two-day high level workshop on Electricity Interconnections and Trading in Manama, Bahrain on 21 and 22 May 2017.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in cooperation with the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, and in association with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and other organisations from the European Union (EU) and Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC), has organised an inception meeting and training workshop on 15-16 May 2017 in Dubai to discuss establishing the ‘GCC Solar Photovoltaic Testing Centres Network.
The Press Release in Arabic is avalaible here.
Mr. Frank Wouters, Network Director, was interviewed by the DubaiEye Radio within the Middle East Electricity 2017 (MEE 2017) event. During the interview Mr. Wouters provided insights in regards to clean energy technology trends.
You may follow the link to access the interview.
- Press Release: GCC and EU experts discuss on the Clean Energy opportunities and challenges in the GCC region
On Tuesday, 17 January 2017 in Abu Dhabi fruitful discussions took place at the Forum on Clean Energy Opportunities and Challenges in the GCC region, which was co-organised by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretariat General, the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and the DG Energy of the European Commission.
Productive discussions on clean energy cooperation during first EU-GCC Clean Energy Network consultation workshop in Dubai.
The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and the Clean Energy Business Council sign MoU to foster enhanced reliance on clean energy solutions across the GCC
The GCC and the European Union to foster clean energy partnership during event in Dubai.
The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and the Clean Energy Business Council will sign a MoU at the Network’s 1st Working Groups’ Consultation Workshop